Oxford Academics Team Up with Home-Start Oxford to Distribute Outdoor Clothing to Disadvantaged Local Babies & Toddlers

Developmental psychologists at University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University have raised over £700 to provide outdoor weather gear for local babies and toddlers. The rain-sets, provided at discount by Wet Wednesdays, have been distributed by volunteers from Home-Start Oxford to families struggling this winter. The researchers were inspired to act when preliminary data from … Continue reading Oxford Academics Team Up with Home-Start Oxford to Distribute Outdoor Clothing to Disadvantaged Local Babies & Toddlers

OCVA – welcome to Laura Price as our new CEO and read her first blog

Starting a new job is daunting. Starting a new job during a global pandemic, on the eve of a second national lockdown is…quite frankly surreal. Nevertheless, I’ve received a warm virtual welcome from colleagues, trustees and partner organisations, and have been able to hit the ground running thanks in no small part to Angela Cristofoli, … Continue reading OCVA – welcome to Laura Price as our new CEO and read her first blog

Oxford City in COVID-19 high alert level from 31 October

As of Saturday 31 October, Oxford City will move to a high alert level area and new restrictions will be in place. If you live in Oxford this means you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. More details: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/coronavirus-covid-19/controlling-local-coronavirus-outbreaks/oxford-high-alert-level https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-high

The Oxfordshire VCS Alliance – bringing the voluntary sector together

Over the last few years, the voluntary sector has endured a number of challenges and this has been significantly amplified by the disruptive pandemic. So, there is an urgency and opportunity for the sector to innovate and develop new ways of working, together. Recognising this, a number of people from within the voluntary sector across Oxfordshire came together and have, over the … Continue reading The Oxfordshire VCS Alliance – bringing the voluntary sector together

Oxtalk the Talking Newspaper for the Blind – relaunched

Oxtalk is back - relaunched last week this free weekly recording of Oxford news items. We cannot provide the usual postal service so we are providing the service just by the website. http://www.oxtalk.org.uk The volunteers have offered to record the weekly news items in their homes, which they forward to the Technical Officers who collate the news … Continue reading Oxtalk the Talking Newspaper for the Blind – relaunched

Oxford Lottery launch on 12/2/19

Oxford City Council is launching the Oxford Lottery We are inviting you to attend the ‘Good Causes’ launch for the Oxford Lottery on Tuesday 12 February, in the Long Room, Oxford Town Hall from 3-5pm. Refreshments will be provided. Oxford Lottery players will be able to nominate their favourite local good causes as beneficiaries from … Continue reading Oxford Lottery launch on 12/2/19

We want your photos! Collaborate with us as we advertise oxonvolunteers.org

Do you have high-quality images of your volunteers at work? We’re looking for great shots to advertise volunteering across Oxfordshire, and get people using the Oxon Volunteers website. By using your photos, not only do you help us advertise volunteering more widely, but you also have an opportunity for your cause to be under the … Continue reading We want your photos! Collaborate with us as we advertise oxonvolunteers.org

Thanks to Pulse

Mary Elford, Retiring Chair for Bridewell Gardens, Mental Health Recovery writes: "Over the last few months you have included our request for a new Chair of Trustees for Bridewell. I am pleased to tell you that an excellent person has come forward after she saw our request on your website and she has been appointed … Continue reading Thanks to Pulse