You are invited to the 2018 Cherwell Voluntary Forum

When: 10th May – 9.30 am – 2.00 pm

Where: Cherwell District Council, Council Chamber, Bodicote House, White Post Road, Banbury OX15 4AA

Parking: Disabled parking in clearly marked bays in the car park.  Other parking at the cricket ground opposite.

Booking:  Please register for this free event.


09:00 – 9.30 Registration and refreshment
09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and presentation by Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA)

OCVA’s work, a sector review and information sector support including ACES project, Charity Mentors and more.

10.00 – 10.20 Pat Wood, CEO Citizens Advice North Oxon and South Northants

Social Prescribing. Working with the sector to deliver this initiative locally.

10.20 – 10:30 Comfort Break
10:30 – 10:50 Guest Speaker Tim Tarby-Donald, Charity Ninja

Support and services. Setting up a Banbury Voluntary Forum

10:55 – 11:20 Keith Davies, Volunteer Manager Volunteer Connect 

Miriam Chappell, Volunteer Centre Coordinator OCVA

Benefits of  to the sector and your organisation

11:20 – 11:30 Comfort Break
11:30 – 11:55 Roz Warren, Coordinator Charity Mentors

New approaches, accessing support and how we can help

11:55 – 12:45 Discussion, focus workshops
12:45 – 13:00 Feedback and comments
13:00 – 14:00 Networking and a light lunch

A mini-market place will be available from 1pm to include:

OCVA, Charity Ninja, Oxon Volunteers, Oxfordshire Youth, Charity Mentors, Cherwell DC Community Development, Healthy New Towns (Bicester), Community First Oxfordshire, Mid Counties Co-op