Only got an hour to spare? Never volunteered before? Want the flexibility to try different things? Small actions add up to big changes! Lend a hand in your local community today...
Numerous different opportunities available
Various locations (all within 30 minutes of Oxford City centre)
What is Good Neighbours?
Good Neighbours is a brand new project launched by Oxford Hub this year, offering students the chance to get involved with a whole range of microvolunteering opportunities such as:
Getting green fingers and helping at OxGrow community garden
Cooking up a storm at community lunches for the elderly
Being crafty and lending a hand at a local art club for kids
Delivering homemade soup to people experiencing homelessness in Oxford
How long have you got? Just a few of the awesome benefits of volunteering are...
Having a genuinely positive social impact in your local community
Developing valuable new skills - whether it's communication, leadership or teamwork
Meeting other like-minded students
Challenging yourself to do something completely different
Getting involved in the wider city of Oxford - beyond the College/Tescos/lectures bubble!
How can I get involved?
Take a look below to see the current opportunities we have available, and just click the "Apply" tab at the top of the page if you're interested in participating. You can specify a particular project that you would like to get involved with, or feel free to just register your email in order to receive weekly updates of the different opportunities taking place around Oxford!
NEW: We are also currently recruiting for two Project Coordinators who will be able to take a leading role in designing further opportunities for students to get involved with! Read the full role description here and to apply just send an email with you motivation, skills and experience for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OxGrow Community Garden
Head along to OxGrow's community garden on Sunday afternoons to get stuck in (and take home some of your harvest!).
Cutteslowe Community Centre
Community Lunches: Every second Friday of the month 12:30-2pm
Help cook up a tasty fresh meal for members of the local community! Training on food safety and hygiene can be provided, so have no fear if you are yet to move beyond Pot Noodles...
Kids' Art Club: Every Thursday 3:15-4:30pm
Get creative whilst helping children enjoy paint, clay, mask-making, sculpture and book-making. Previous Art Club members have even seen their work featured at the Ashmolean Museum as part of the annual Young Art Oxford exhibition!
Florence Park Community Centre
Over 60's Lunch Club: Every Friday 12-2pm
All are welcome to come along and help out at this regular lunch club, whether you go simply to socialise with fellow lunchers or to help to run activities for attendees (music, exercise, trips, talks, computer training, films... the options are endless!).