Christmas is a time of goodwill and giving back, so why not join thousands of volunteers across Oxfordshire who volunteer over the festive season and put the magic back into someone's Christmas this year? Our local charities need a little extra help during the festivities, particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they … Continue reading OCVA – Looking to volunteer at Christmas?
We know what a positive impact volunteers make on the lives of others, but we talk much less about the impact the act of volunteering can have on health and wellbeing. Since the Covid crisis many have experienced volunteering for the first time. This has enabled organisations to upscale their support and new groups to … Continue reading OCVA – CEO blog ‘Connect for Christmas’
If you are a ‘not for profit’ organisation looking for volunteers during Christmas or during the extended lockdown, the easiest way to promote your activity is to login to oxonvolunteers.org and select Opportunities / “CREATE QUICK OPP”. Under the category section, scroll down and make sure you select “Christmas Volunteering” Volunteers will then automatically see your opportunities (once approved … Continue reading Are you an organisation looking for volunteers over Christmas or during the lockdown?
OCVA is compiling a list of all volunteering opportunities in December and January to share with people in Oxfordshire who want to volunteer. Have a look at the current opportunities on oxonvolunteers.org and register here (if you have not done so already) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The VCS Emergencies Partnership has received a request for volunteer support from Cards for Good Causes, a not-for-profit retailer of charity Christmas cards. They are requesting support in staffing their pop-up shops across England. Click here to view a spreadsheet of the shop locations which require volunteer support. There are some in the Oxfordshire region. The … Continue reading VCS Emergencies Partnership request – support for volunteers in pop-up Christmas card shops
Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. OCVA is delighted to play a role in supporting the campaign and we have organised the following events Trustees’ Coffee Meeting: Tue 03/11/2020 at … Continue reading OCVA – Trustees’ Week (2nd – 6th Nov), events being run by OCVA
Trustees' Week: 2 – 6 November 2020 Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. OCVA are planning to hold a virtual Trustees Fair via Zoom if there is sufficient interest on Thursday 5th November either at 2pm … Continue reading Trustees Week – Interested in becoming a Trustee? Join our virtual Trustees Fair
Virtual Volunteer Fair Calling residents of Cherwell who have been giving thought to volunteering or who already act in a voluntary capacity and are keen to learn what other opportunities might exist. Volunteer Connect will be hosting Cherwell’s second Volunteer Fair event of 2020 – and it'll all be online to keep people safe during … Continue reading Cherwell Virtual Volunteer Fair
OCVA’s next Mutual Aid Support Network meetings will take place on Thu 03/09/2020 at 1pm via Zoom. If you will be attending, please complete this form to register and we will send Zoom login details. Further information The network meetings are aimed at mutual aid groups or small informal groups that work with volunteers and … Continue reading OCVA Mutual Aid Support Network – next meeting on 3rd September
OCVA are holding monthly Volunteer Co-ordinators Network meetings aimed at people who have responsibility for managing or co-ordinating volunteers within Oxfordshire. These sessions are an opportunity to network, look at topics of interest in depth and/or catch up with new developments, share your news and look at ways we can support each other through sharing … Continue reading OCVA: Volunteer Coordinators Forum – change of date for August meeting