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Current volunteering opportunities 

Asylum Welcome

An in-person position located Unit 7, Newtec Place, Magdalen Road. The voluntary shifts would be one day a week (Monday - Friday between 09.00 - 17.00). The required commitment is usually one year. Interpersonal and communication skills are required. Additionally, depending on the role additional skills are needed e.g. English teachers need to have a TEFL qualification and experience teaching. Please get in touch with Asylum Welcome if you are interested - they have many services so are open to exploring where a potential volunteer can help! 

Connection Support

There are both in-person and remote voluntary positions available. Various locations across Oxfordshire. They offer volunteering across a variety of roles such as homeless outreach, refugee resettlement support, Violence Reduction Navigators. The times of shifts varies widely and can be adapted to volunteers availability. There can be flexibility with regards to the length and level of voluntary commitment. Please note that the skill set needed varies for the different roles. To find out more about the roles available please visit their website or contact Kevin at volunteers@connectionsupport.org.uk

Edge Housing

There are both in-person and remote voluntary positions available. They are located in Botley/Osney Mead. The time of voluntary shifts are flexible, however they are mostly sometime between 09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday. They ask for a commitment of a minimum of 3 months, however this may be longer for some roles. There is no specific skill set required. There are a range of volunteer roles available, from doing activities with residents to office-based work. All volunteers will be trained upon induction. Please get in touch with them or call 01865 297460.

OWNS - The Living Room

An in-person position located on St Clements Street, Oxford. The timings of volunteering shifts are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (09:30 - 12.00 and 13:30 -16:00). They would ideally look for volunteers who can commit to regular shifts (weekly/fortnightly) for at least three months. There is no specific skill set required. Please note that they operate an intimate "Living Room" style day centre so being comfortable in this type of setting and being able to initiate conversation is very important. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit their website

Oxford Hub

There are both in-person and remote voluntary positions available, mostly in Oxford city. They include tutoring local children to help them with schoolwork, supporting a local resident to improve their English, and helping neighbours with practical tasks like gardening and shopping. Most of their volunteering opportunities are flexible in terms of timing, length and level of commitment, depending on what works for you. To find out more about the roles available please visit their website or contact us at hello@oxfordhub.org

Oxford Mutual Aid

There are both in-person and remote voluntary positions available. Their Hall is located on Cowley Road, Oxford. OMA is a volunteer-based community action network. The time of shifts varies depending on your role. There are several roles from Volunteer Deliveries (regular and ad-hoc deliveries in the car) to Support/Phone Volunteer to Hall Volunteer (packing food parcels restocking). They welcome all types of skill sets and experience. They have a volunteer debriefing system where you can talk through worries or concerns at anytime. If you would like to get involved, please fill out their volunteer form

Read Easy Oxford

A remote and part-time Referral Networker to wok alongside the existing Referral Networker to help the management team working with charities and other organisations in Oxford to identify people who could benefit from their free one-on-one reading coaching service to people over 18 who struggle with reading.

Remote and part-time Safeguarding Lead to help the management team to keep up to date with Safeguarding issues and to deal with any safeguarding issues which may arise.

Remote and part-time Venues Organiser to visit libraries and other potential venues around Oxford. To make contact with the venues and to establish whether they are appropriate venues for reading and coaching to take place.

For all positions, they are looking for people with good social and organisational skills but no experience is necessary. The time required is dependent on the position and is flexible. 

For more information, please contact Gill at oxrecruiter@readeasy.org.uk 

Sanctuary Hosting

An in-person position, working at various locations around Oxford. They are looking for a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week, although hours will vary depending upon the situation of the person you are supporting. Commitment would be for one year minimum. You will be supported by Sanctuary Hosting staff and regular training is provided. Your role might be supporting a guest by helping them get to know Oxford and access local services, or supporting a host by checking in regularly to review how their hosting is going and working with others to solve any issues which arise. To find out more, please email Fiona on info@sanctuaryhosting.org

The Gatehouse - Café

An in-person position located on the Woodstock Road. The voluntary shifts would be between Monday and Friday 16.30 - 18.30 & Sundays 15.30 - 17.30. Voluntary commitment is on an as and when basis (essentially whatever suits the volunteer, in line with their voluntary quota requirements). There is no specific skill set needed. They would ask all new volunteers to complete two online courses as their health and safety policy requires.

They are currently operating with two teams, one team that run Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and another that runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They are not allowing a cross over between teams. They are currently open as a takeaway café for one hour each evening although this is due to be reviewed later this year. They will provide all necessary PPE (gloves, masks, aprons). 

For further information, please contact the Operations Manager, Zoe on zoe@oxfordgatehouse.org.

The Gatehouse - Oxford Women's Hub

An in-person position located on the Woodstock Road. The shifts would be on Thursday's between 10:30 - 13:30. They are ideally looking for a few months commitment to build a relationship with the group. There are no specific skills required. For further information, please contact the Operations Manager, Zoe on zoe@oxfordgatehouse.org.

The Porch

An in-person position located on Magdalen Road, Oxford. You can agree a shift between 09.00 - 15.00 from Monday - Saturday. They prefer consistency in volunteers so ask for a commitment of at least 3 months minimum. The volunteer must be able to work as part of a team. If a volunteer has a specific set of skills they can offer, they are free to discuss it with the team leader. Please direct volunteering enquiries to kizzie@theporch.org.uk

 

Last updated May 2022.