Staff and volunteers

Our team are a talented bunch – find out more about some of our staff and volunteers, and what their jobs entail.

We rely on a small army of dedicated staff and volunteers to help prevent homelessness in Reading.

From caretakers, fundraisers and counsellors, to support officers, finance administrators and activities coordinators – there are a wide range of disciplines at Launchpad and our team are a talented bunch.

Find out more about some of them, what their jobs entail and why they enjoy working for Launchpad.

If you’re interested in paid employment with Launchpad, we post all vacancies on our Jobs page. To find out more about volunteering and student placements, visit our volunteering page, email volunteers@launchpadreading.org.uk or telephone 0118 950 7656 and select option 4.

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Annabel, Volunteer

Annabel has been volunteering with Launchpad for five years in a number of different roles, and says she’ll volunteer for the rest of her life if she’s able to.

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Ellie, Floating Support Officer

Ellie supports families and individuals who have somewhere to stay but are recognised as vulnerable with a housing issue, and says it’s inspiring to be able to walk alongside people on their life journeys.

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Daniel, Volunteer Counsellor

Daniel is one of four volunteer trained counsellors at Launchpad, who offer clients a safe place to talk, free of charge. He has been volunteering with Launchpad since 2017.

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Sharon, Volunteering Team Leader

Sharon built up Launchpad’s volunteers from 24 to 130 since she started working at the charity seven years ago and says the organisation could not function without the help of our volunteers.

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Paul, Caretaker

Paul is responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the supported housing we manage, as well as the security and safety of the properties – and says no two days are the same!

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Vneeta, Housing Solicitor

Vneeta is Launchpad’s solicitor and she works with clients to ensure they are treated lawfully by landlords, local authorities, housing associations and other agencies across Reading.

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