How to volunteer with Mind the Gap

How to volunteer with Mind the Gap

Soulscape’s biggest project of the year is coming around again.

With Mind the Gap, we will support thousands of Year 6 students across
Wokingham and Crowthorne as they make the big transition to secondary school.

We rely on a huge team of volunteers to make this happen. Please join us this year! No experience necessary – just a friendly face, a listening ear, and a heart that cares about young people.


Come and find out more at our information / training day:

  • Tuesday 11 June
  • 10 – 11:30am
  • at King’s Place, 9 Station Road, Wokingham, RG40 2AD

There’s no obligation to actually end up volunteering if you come to this.

Please email Michelle on or call/text her on 079 0908 2062 to come along, or ask more questions.


Other dates you’ll need to be free:


Tuesday 4 June, 10am at St Crispin’s School – safeguarding training for all volunteers (this one’s important).

Monday 24 June – Thursday 17 June – Year 7 induction week at Wokingham schools. You can volunteer on one or more of these dates.

Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 July – Year 7 induction days in Crowthorne. You can volunteer on one or more of these dates.

First week of September – We need you to be a welcoming presence for a few hours or more as the Year 7s start secondary school.


Anybody! Here are some ideas:

  • University students home for the holidays
  • Parents of older teenagers who have been through this already
  • Former teachers
  • People who have helped with other Soulscape projects
  • Anybody who cares about young people
  • People with no experience but a few spare hours

We’ll train you, find you a role that suits you, and sort out your DBS check.

“Even if our presence just helped one child then it was totally worth it.”
– Mind the Gap volunteer

Read a report from last year’s Mind the Gap.

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