Spring Clean Oxford: Volunteers and Voluntary Groups Wanted to Help

Spring Clean Oxford – Volunteers and Voluntary Groups Wanted to Help

The weekend of March 3-5th will see Volunteers Groups taking part in the OxClean 10th Annual Spring Clean collecting  litter from paths, verges and ‘grot-spots’ across the City of Oxford.

The annual Spring Clean is now firmly on the Oxford’s calendar, with people enjoying coming and working together for a good cause. Last year a wide range of volunteers in more than 80 groups picked up 7 tonnes of litter. This year even more volunteers are needed, could you or your organisation take part, you will have fun and develop your team-building skills as well as cleaning up an unsightly area for the community.

You will also be taking part in a new national project, OxClean has joined with an initiative launched by Keep Britain Tidy, The Great British Spring Clean which will be an annual event taking place across the UK on the same weekend as the OxClean Spring Clean.

To find out how to take part in the OxClean Spring Clean, how to be supplied with litter pickers and hi-vis-vests, plus lots of information about how to safely litter pick plus how to register your group please  visit http://www.oxclean.org.uk/spring-clean/  or telephone 07505 756692.

 If you or your organisation is outside Oxford please contact www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

Spring Clean Oxford: Volunteers and Voluntary Groups Wanted to Help

Spring Clean Oxford – Volunteers and Voluntary Groups Wanted to Help

The weekend of March 3-5th will see Volunteers Groups taking part in the OxClean 10th Annual Spring Clean collecting  litter from paths, verges and ‘grot-spots’ across the City of Oxford.

The annual Spring Clean is now firmly on the Oxford’s calendar, with people enjoying coming and working together for a good cause. Last year a wide range of volunteers in more than 80 groups picked up 7 tonnes of litter. This year even more volunteers are needed, could you or your organisation take part, you will have fun and develop your team-building skills as well as cleaning up an unsightly area for the community.

You will also be taking part in a new national project, OxClean has joined with an initiative launched by Keep Britain Tidy, The Great British Spring Clean which will be an annual event taking place across the UK on the same weekend as the OxClean Spring Clean.

To find out how to take part in the OxClean Spring Clean, how to be supplied with litter pickers and hi-vis-vests, plus lots of information about how to safely litter pick plus how to register your group please  visit http://www.oxclean.org.uk/spring-clean/  or telephone 07505 756692.

 If you or your organisation is outside Oxford please contact www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

Group available to volunteer during January

Hello,

My name is Jamie and I work for Oxford International Education Group.

We operate an English Language School in Oxford and in January we have a group of Peruvian students who would like to spend their Sundays doing voluntary work.

I am wondering if you could support this? There will be 31 students in total aged 14-17 and the dates we are looking for are 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th January. We have a budget to support the placement provider so if you require a donation or staff wage contribution etc. we are very open to this.

Please let me know if you are able to offer any places (even if just for some of the students) or require any further information from me.

Jamie Tyler JTyler@OxfordInternational.com


Healthwatch Oxfordshire seeks Directors

Healthwatch Oxfordshire, the county’s watchdog for health and social care, is looking for additional people to join our board of directors.

Do you have a strong commitment to improving local health and social care services?

Do you live or work in Oxfordshire?

Do you have time to volunteer a minimum of one day a month for two years to be part of a successful and progressive board of directors?

Interested?

Then download the recruitment pack from our website at www.healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk. Or telephone 01856 520520 and we will send one out to you.

For an informal chat about the role please call Rosalind Pearce, Executive Director on 01865-520520.

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th January 2017 and interviews take place from week beginning 16th January 2017.  Successful applicants will join the board in April 2017

Please note: All directors must complete a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Healthwatch Oxfordshire seeks Directors

Healthwatch Oxfordshire, the county’s watchdog for health and social care, is looking for additional people to join our board of directors.

Do you have a strong commitment to improving local health and social care services?

Do you live or work in Oxfordshire?

Do you have time to volunteer a minimum of one day a month for two years to be part of a successful and progressive board of directors?

Interested?

Then download the recruitment pack from our website at www.healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk. Or telephone 01856 520520 and we will send one out to you.

For an informal chat about the role please call Rosalind Pearce, Executive Director on 01865-520520.

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th January 2017 and interviews take place from week beginning 16th January 2017.  Successful applicants will join the board in April 2017

Please note: All directors must complete a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Trustees needed

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

Looking to make a difference to your local community?

Able to spare 1-2 days a month?

If YES – then do get in touch. Getting Heard (formerly Oxfordshire Advocacy) is an Oxfordshire charity established 30+ years ago to empower disadvantaged adults to get their voices heard on matters of importance to them. Imagine facing a life impacting decision without friends or family to support. That’s when our independent advocates get involved.

Having grown in size and complexity in recent years we are looking for two new Trustees to join our existing Board of 5 Trustees. This is an exciting time to join and applications are particularly welcome from people with experience of one or more of the following:

* Adult social care
* Monitoring & evaluation
* Governance
* Fundraising

Previous Trustee experience is not required and successful candidates will be offered training. To find out more please go to www.gettingheard.org/volunteer/. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under represented on our Board. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 12th December.

Volunteering on Christmas Day?

Are you looking for a  volunteer Father Christmas or people to serve lunch on Christmas Day?

OCVA are compiling a list of all the volunteering roles running throughout December to share with people in Oxford.
We are already starting to get requests from members of the public specifically looking for Christmas time volunteering.
If you have any opportunities please email Emily.shaw@ocva.org.uk with the details and we can get publicising!

Oxford Open Doors Volunteer

Oxford Open Doors Volunteer

The largest event to take place in Oxford each year, we rely on volunteers to welcome over 20,000 visitors as we open Oxford’s doors.  Roles range from acting as stewards at venues, to bucket shaking, to giving information to visitors.  You can help over the whole of the weekend or pick a morning and/or afternoon to leave you time to explore yourself.

If you are interested please visit http://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/content/volunteer or call Stephen Dawson on 01865 242918 or email s.dawson@oxfordpreservation.org.uk

Stephen Dawson

Councils seek volunteers to recommend councillors’ allowances

Councils seek volunteers to recommend councillors’ allowances

Would you like to be involved in setting councillors’ expenses and allowances that are reasonable for the work they do?

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are looking for volunteers to help them set councillors’ allowances.

The councils are together looking to fill voluntary vacancies on a joint Independent Remuneration Panel. The panel will consist of at least three members of the public. It will meet to make recommendations to the councils about the allowances to pay elected councillors.

The panel will look to ensure local councillors give value for money, but also that they are not seriously out of pocket. The panel will look at aspects such as pay for comparable jobs, the responsibilities of different councillor roles, and the hours councillors work.

By law, the council has to appoint a panel of qualified people, truly independent of the council. We are inviting members of the local community, the business community or voluntary organisations to apply. Almost anyone eligible to stand as a district councillor can be on the panel although there are a few exclusions to ensure the panel is truly independent.

We would expect successful candidates to serve in the roles until May 2020 although after this initial review there is very little commitment needed. Although this is a purely voluntary role, we will pay travelling expenses.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 August. For more information, email democratic.services@southandvale.gov.uk or call on 01235 422523. Please click here for the application pack.