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As the contracted lead for the voluntary and community sector we are the main communications channel. Read on for more information on all the communication services we provide.


Pulse Weekly is an email newsletter containing news, events, jobs, training opportunities etc from the sector.

We send you the digest of the latest items every week by email if:

  • you’ve subscribed
  • you’re an OCVA Member
  • your group has said (or you have said) you are happy to receive OCVA emails
Pulse contains:
  • News, jobs and events relevant to our sector from our members, friends, partners and colleagues
  • News and events from OCVA
  • Announcements to the sector from OCVA and other organisations
  • Contract offers, conference dates and announcements
  • Notice of Award and Funding opportunities

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Training Updates

  • Keep up-to-date with sector-relevant and local training delivered by OCVA
  • Includes occasional training alerts on behalf of OCVA partners and friends
  • Anyone can sign up to receive

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Volunteer Newsletter – Sent to 3,000+ Local Volunteers

  • This goes out by email to over 3,000 Oxfordshire-based volunteers once per month
  • Great way to promote your volunteering opportunities to a local audience

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Volunteer Coordinators

  • For details click here

For all newsletters and sector news/events updates

You can sign up for any of our newsletters and also select different areas of the county so that we can send you relevant information on local events and news. You can also sign up to receive information on specific areas of interest

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Voluntary Voice – Reaches the Oxfordshire Public

  • Published weekly in The Oxford Times – if you would like to contribute to this column please email

Yammer! Groups sponsored by MicrosoftTM

  • Yammer! is an enterprise level social media platform
  • It’s secure, and is owned by Microsoft
  • It’s just a website; it should be usable in most if not all IT set-ups
  • OCVA has free use of it due to our reduced-rate charity Office365 subscription
  • It enables free, simple, quick social media groups for specific audiences
  • Several groups are already active on Yammer!, including:
    • OSCA – the Oxfordshire Stronger Communities Alliance
    • CYPF – the Children and Young People’s Forum
    • BBO – Building Better Opportunities (the name of a recent ESIF funding round)

See the full list and request to sign up to groups.

Social and New Media