Branch Up

Information for volunteers


About the programme

  • Branch Up run six activity days per semester for young people referred by social services, we expect volunteers to commit to half of the dates.

  • Motivate young people through sports, creative activities, fun games and trips including visiting a zoo, going ice skating and trampolining.

  • You will be paired one on one with a young person for the full day so that the young person benefits from near to peer interactions.

  • We will provide you with a range of ongoing support and training.

  • All expenses will be paid for you.

  • The days usually last from about 10:30- 3pm. Exact times will be sent out a few days before.

  • Activity days are always Saturdays of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th week- please pick 3 and put them in your diary now!

Get involved

Oxford Hub are working to ensure children and young people in Oxford enjoy extracurricular activities with benefits of sport and physical activity. We want them to feel more motivated, confident and able to get active – which will also increase the likelihood of being active later in life. We are looking for volunteers to work 1:1 with young people on Branch Up Active, to inspire them to get excited about sports!

If you are keen to get involved sign up here

If you are looking to work with a slightly older age group we have our sister programme - Branch Up Beyond! This is the programme that the young people go onto after graduate from Branch Up! Sign up here


Oxford Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all volunteers. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities, and can reimburse expenses such as bus tickets. We also provide ongoing support for the volunteers we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch at and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.