Branch Up
Branch Up aims to provide disadvantaged children in the Oxford area with extracurricular​ opportunities
Activity days happen three Saturdays per term, other volunteering commitments are one hour a week
A variety of locations around Oxford
What is Branch Up?
Branch Up is a student organisation providing children in Oxford with extracurricular activities.
For more information, take a look at our Facebook page
Why does Branch Up exist?
Branch Up aims to tackle extra- curricular disadvantage. Many of the children that we work with do not have access to extracurricular activities. This has a detrimental effect on their social development and their educational attainment.
We aim to give young people access to opportunities they would not otherwise have had while improving their social skills and confidence.
Volunteers on an activity day
Activity days
  • Branch Up run three activity days per semester for young people referred by social services
  • These days include visiting a zoo, going ice skating or running sports and art workshops
  • You will be paired one on one with a young person for the full day. Therefore the young person benefits from near to peer interactions.
  • We will provide you with a range of ongoing support and training.
  • Apply here and choose activity days.
Children Heard and Seen
  • Children Heard and Seen support the children of prisoners.
  • Children of prisoners are more likely to experience poverty, poor housing, social exclusion, poor physical health, aggressive behaviour. Children of prisoners are 3 times more at risk of committing Anti-Social Behaviour or delinquent behaviour and 65% of boys with a convicted parent go on to offend themselves (Ministry of Justice et al 2007 and Murray and Farrington 2008).
  • Volunteers will help at their youth group on a Tuesday evening at 6pm
  • You will help with activities such as arts and crafts, cooking and sports, as well as supporting workshops on anti social behaviour and resilience.
  • Read more about the volunteering here and apply here and select Children Heard and Seen
Volunteering with Branch Up
  • Being a part of Branch Up is a great chance to gain experience working with children. Through training sessions and practical volunteering, you will develop a range of skills.
  • We reimburse all volunteers reasonable travel expenses
  • We are inclusive and encouraging of all students who want to volunteer.
  • Volunteering at Branch Up is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?
Committee positions
We are looking for a new committee- be part of the team behind the magic and build skills to put on your CV. Find out more about the roles involved here
Activities Officer
Got any questions before you apply?
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
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