OHAG link students up to charities tackling homelessness in Oxford.
OxCo-op makes ethical food accessible and affordable in the local community.
OxGrow is a community gardening project in South Oxford.
ProjectSoup is a series of community micro-funding dinners, bringing people together to have fun, tackle food waste and raise awareness of and funds for community projects.
Our volunteering projects are run by student leaders, who take on tasks such as planning sessions and engaging more students. If you're interested in getting involved at this level then let us know and we would love to chat. Alternatively, you are welcome to start volunteering first and go from there!
We run two skilled placements programmes throughout term time, which offer students the opportunity to gain experience working with local organisations in the social and environmental impact sector. Impact Labs places students as consultants in local charities, and through the Young Trustees Programme students can become visiting trustees at a range of charities in Oxford.
We also run a summer internship programme, placing students for a minimum of 6 weeks in social impact organisations across Southern England.
Alongside running volunteering opportunities and placements, Oxford Hub incubates new projects. In practice, this means we work with students and community partners to launch innovative ideas which tackle local social and environmental issues.
One way we do this is through the Oxford University Social Enterprise Awards Scheme, which provides practical and financial support to students and university staff wanting to launch a social enterprise here in Oxford.
We also provide a variety of tailored support to individual students and groups starting up new projects. This includes in-person training and coaching, written resources and introductions to useful contacts. Get in touch with Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some advice or support.
Critical Engagement Events
During term time our sensational student committee also put on weekly events. These range from talks on pressing social and environmental issues, to charity open mic nights, social enterprise careers panels, ethical eating festivals, swap shops, microvolunteering opportunities and training sessions on key skills for social action. To stay in the loop, sign-up to our mailing list and receive a weekly email summarising the best of what's on in Oxford.
Our student committee also do great work to raise the profile of environmentally and socially conscious projects and businesses in Oxford. Take a look at our very own Ethical Guide to Oxford. Whether you’re looking for a great lunch or sustainable clothes, we’ve got you covered with these top picks!
The Ethical Network is a network of ALL the exciting Social Action related projects going on in Oxford that students can be involved with. There really is something for every interest and time schedule, so click here to get involved now!