Volunteering

Your Volunteer Centre - find volunteering opportunities! 

A new Oxfordshire Volunteers website This link will take you to an external website...  is ready for volunteers to find their ideal opportunity, and for groups and organisations to register and upload volunteering opportunities. For guidance and support with the new website, contact OCVA Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action This link will take you to an external website... , an umbrella organisation providing information and services for voluntary organisations in Oxfordshire, or contact the OCVA volunteer development officer on vol@ocva.org.uk.  This link will take you to an external website...

You can also contact us for volunteering support using the contact details on this page, have a look at the local Volunteer Centre website This link will take you to an external website... , and search details of over 2,000 local clubs, societies and voluntary groups This link will take you to an external website...  in Oxfordshire using the local clubs and societies database. 

Encouraging volunteering in the districts

We published the 'Encouraging volunteering in the districts' report  This link will take you to an external website... in 2017, a summary of consultation and research activities undertaken to develop an understanding of how volunteering could be supported and encouraged in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse. We are pleased to announce that, having undertaken this research, we will be working to support a programme of activity which draws on this evidence to help more people to volunteer in the future. 

Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Forum

Local voluntary and community groups are given the chance to keep up to date with local sector news, develop their skills and find out about funding opportunities at our free annual networking VCS forum, normally held in March. Delegates can also take part in free training sessions and have an opportunity to network with other voluntary and community sector organisations in the local area to find out what’s happening in the sector and how this impacts on their organisation.

If you know of a voluntary or community sector organisation who might be interested in attending please encourage them to register. For more information, please contact Anne Richardson, Corporate Projects Officer using the details opposite.

Your VCS questions answered

A useful and practical document that answers common questions and issues facing the voluntary and community sector has been put together using feedback from the South and Vale VCS forum. You’ll find top tips for who to contact for funding and grant information, how to link with local businesses and how to get support to help find and keep your volunteers. Have a look at the 'What you told us and our response' VCS 2016 document (119.6 KB) Word 2007

Working with voluntary and community organisations in the district

The council contributed to the development of Oxfordshire Compact  Oxfordshire County Council This link will take you to an external website... , a set of guidelines and principles which supports good practice, better and effective working relationships between public authorities and the voluntary, community and faith sectors.

We are also active members of the Oxfordshire Stronger Communities Alliance (OSCA) and work closely with the VCS sector to facilitate and increase volunteering. 

More information on volunteering

For more information, please contact Anne Richardson, Corporate Projects Officer using the details opposite.

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Last reviewed: 30 - 10 - 2017

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