Your Volunteer Centre - find volunteering opportunities!
A new 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 , an umbrella organisation providing information and services for voluntary organisations in Oxfordshire, or contact the OCVA volunteer development officer on
Encouraging volunteering in the districts
We published the 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 .
Working with voluntary and community organisations in the district
The council contributed to the development of , 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.
Please also see:
- The council's grant scheme for voluntary and community groups.
- , an umbrella organisation helping rural communities and voluntary organisations identify and tackle local issues.
Last reviewed: 30 - 10 - 2017