OCVA Volunteers Coordinators Forum – new dates

  Thursday 9th July 2020 1.00 pm via Zoom   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 … Continue reading OCVA Volunteers Coordinators Forum – new dates

OCVA – is your organisation looking for volunteers? Have you new challenges where volunteers could help?

As your organisation moves away from the emergency phase in relation to COVID- 19, you may need to recruit new volunteers or engage with existing ones. Are looking for volunteers? We have hundreds of potential volunteers! OCVA has a dedicated volunteering website Oxonvolunteers.org which enables organisations and groups to publicise their opportunities to engage with … Continue reading OCVA – is your organisation looking for volunteers? Have you new challenges where volunteers could help?

Volunteers’ Week: OCVA Online sessions on recruitment or funding related to volunteers

During Volunteers' Week, OCVA is running several online training sessions. There is a limit on numbers for each session, but we can rerun them so do apply and we will put you on a waiting list if there are no spaces available this time. The session details are on these links: https://ocva.org.uk/2020/05/20/online-recruitment-of-volunteers-sessions/ https://ocva.org.uk/2020/05/21/volunteers-week-ocva-online-sessions-for-groups-focusing-on-funding-related-to-volunteering/ Volunteers Week: … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week: OCVA Online sessions on recruitment or funding related to volunteers

Volunteers Week: OCVA Online Support Sessions for Volunteers (3rd June)

Support Sessions for volunteers Wednesday 03/06/2020       Between 11.00 am - 6.00 pm (30 minute appointments)  Volunteers can register to arrange an ½-hour online support session (via Zoom, Facebook, or Google Meet) to help them register on oxonvolunteers.org , identify potential volunteering opportunities, and use the site more effectively. To register for a 1-1 … Continue reading Volunteers Week: OCVA Online Support Sessions for Volunteers (3rd June)

Volunteers’ Week: OCVA online sessions for groups focusing on funding related to volunteering

The purpose of the sessions would be to identify potential funding sources for : Setting up and maintaining mutual aid/community groups- for example, funding to purchase resources and training (such as PC’s, software, training on safeguarding, GDPR etc.) that could be used to develop and maintain street level and local volunteers. Funding to reimburse ‘out … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week: OCVA online sessions for groups focusing on funding related to volunteering

Volunteers’ Week – OCVA online sessions for groups on recruitment of volunteers 2nd and 4th June

Online workshops for community organisations and Mutual Aid Groups. (All sessions will be held online using Zoom) Tuesday 02/06/2020         1.00pm - 2.00pm This session will focus on helping groups to find out how OCVA can support you to recruit volunteers. It will cover: How to develop attractive and engaging volunteer adverts and … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week – OCVA online sessions for groups on recruitment of volunteers 2nd and 4th June

Volunteers Week – information on the national and local campaign June 1st – 7th

National Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Although it’s more important than ever to recognise and support volunteers, the national campaign has decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many … Continue reading Volunteers Week – information on the national and local campaign June 1st – 7th

Oxfordshire County Council: Staying Safe Guidance for Volunteering during COVID-19

We have recently updated the County Council’s staying safe and safeguarding guidance to be in accordance with updated government advice on how volunteers can stay safe and keep others safe while helping-out and to bring this together with Oxfordshire safe-guarding advice which has been frequently requested. This can be found here: Covid-19 Volunteering. As the … Continue reading Oxfordshire County Council: Staying Safe Guidance for Volunteering during COVID-19

Payment methods for shopping done by volunteers for others during COVID-19

There are different ways to handle transactions – whether it’s between shopping volunteers and those who they are shopping for or for other financial transactions. As most things over the last few weeks, methods have evolved, and may now have reached a point where good practice and valid options are beginning to start: What supermarkets … Continue reading Payment methods for shopping done by volunteers for others during COVID-19