Good Neighbours
Only got an hour to spare? Want to try something different? Get involved with one of our "microvolunteering" opportunities!
Flexible times
Various locations in Oxford
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. Already this year Oxford students have:
  • Cooked & delivered soup to people experiencing homelessness
  • Helped sign-up Oxford citizens to the electoral register ahead of the General Election
  • Enjoyed digging in the sun at OxGrow community garden
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 regular updates of new opportunities that emerge!
Opportunities during Trinity Term
1️⃣LinkAges Tea Party🎈
We are bringing together student volunteers and care home residents for a tea party on Wednesday 7th Week (the 7th June) from 3.30-5.30pm. The party will involve chatting with residents over tea & cake alongside various games and fun! It's going to be held in Wadham College's Old Refectory, which we will decorate and set up for a lovely relaxed celebration. It's the first time we've brought residents into a University space, so is very exciting!
Find out more and register: HERE
2️⃣Oxford's Big Green Day Out 🍀
We're running a stall at Oxford's Big Green Day Out on Saturday 10th June, 10-5pm! This is an event on Broad Street celebrating Green Oxford with ethical food stalls, enterprises and charities all represented.
Even if you can just spare an hour, we'd love your help running the stall on the day. The main focus will be running an exciting environmental game, based on Hook-A-Duck, and collecting donations for our handmade Ethical food recipe books!
What's in it for you?
  • Snacks provided!
  • Events and interaction experience for your CV
  • A great volunteering experience to mention if you're thinking of running for any charity committee next Michaelmas! (Note- Hub recruitment coming up in MT17!)
  • A good practise for representing the Hub at your College Fresher's Fair
  • Low commitment- as many or little hours as you can offer
  • Meet great people from all over the 'ethical Oxford' scene
If you are interested, please sign up via this google spreadsheet by 7pm Thursday 8th June.
Any questions, feel free to email Anna at president@oxfordhub.org :)
3️⃣OxGrow Community Garden 🌻
Head along to OxGrow, the city's very own community garden and get stuck in! Work parties take place on Sunday afternoons, a 10 minute cycle from the town centre. Upcoming dates are:
  • Sunday 11th June (8th week) drop by 1-4pm
Visit OxGrow's website to find out more and get involved!
4️⃣Community lunches at Cutteslowe Community Centre 🍲
Help cook up a tasty fresh meal for members of the local community! Enthusiasm is more important that culinary prowess, so have no fear if you are yet to move beyond the humble Pot Noodle...
  • Friday 16th June (8th week) 12:30-2pm
Email rachel.marshall@oxfordhub.org to get involved!
5️⃣Over 60's lunch club at Florence Park Community Centre 🍲
All are welcome to come along and help out at this regular lunch club, with the optional opportunity to run activities for attendees (e.g. music, exercise, trips, talks, computer training, films... the options are endless!).
  • Friday 9th June (7th week) 12-2pm
  • Friday 16th June (8th week) 12-2pm
Email rachel.marshall@oxfordhub.org to get involved!
6️⃣Food collection for Asylum Welcome 🍴
We'll be collecting food donations to help Asylum Welcome provide a weekly food bag for asylum seekers in urgent need.
  • Date to be confirmed - please let us know your preference!
Email rachel.marshall@oxfordhub.org to get involved!
Need more convincing?
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!
NEW: We are also currently recruiting for two Project Coordinators who will take a leading role in organising microvolunteering opportunities! Read the full role description here and to apply just send an email with you motivation, skills and experience for the role to rachel.marshall@oxfordhub.org.
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