How to recruit volunteers workshops


As part of volunteering week, which runs from 1- 7 June 2019, Oxford Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) is offering 2 workshops on recruiting volunteers.

Delivered by OCVA’s Volunteer Centre Coordinator. This session will primarily focus on getting volunteer opportunity providers to use the Oxfordshire Volunteers website and the resources of OCVA more effectively in order to recruit Volunteers, Trustees, Volunteer Campaigners and Carers.  

This will be a hands-on workshop and you will need to bring you own laptop and be able to access your emails online (as ‘Oxonvolunteers’ will send you passwords and login details direct to your email during the workshop). We will provide access to free WiFi.

What will I learn?

The workshop will help you to:

  • Use the services of OCVA to promote your volunteering opportunities and recruit volunteers.
  • Use the excellent Oxford Volunteers (‘Oxonvolunteers’) brokerage site to recruit volunteers and promote your opportunities through the site. By the end of this session you will be able:
    • Register your organisation on the site and develop its profile.
    • Write volunteering specifications that attract the type of volunteers you require.
    • Find out how to market your opportunities throughout Oxfordshire and raise your organisation’s profile.


Tariq Khandoker

Who should attend?

Any member of staff, volunteer, committee member or trustee who is in charge of recruiting volunteers.


The workshops will take place on:

Monday 3rd June             5pm – 7pm

and will be repeated on the

Wednesday 5th June       10am – 12pm

Places will be limited to 10 at each workshop ( maximum of 2 per organisation at one session).

You will need to book a place to attend either workshop. Booking forms are below.

A waiting list will be set up as well so that extra sessions can be arranged subject to demand.




The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

No parking available, although we maybe able to assist those with disabilities. Please contact us to enquire if you have a disability. Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

Enquiries contact

Telephone:  01865 251946

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.



Step 1: Please register your details with us on form 1 for the evening session or form 2 for the daytime session

Form 1 :  Monday 3rd June  5.00pm – 7.00pm


Form 2: Wednesday 5th June  10.00am – 12.00pm

Please note that this workshop is now full, please book for the evening session (form above) or email: to be on a waiting list for a future workshop. 


If you have any questions, or problems filling in the form, please do not hesitate to contact OCVA: ( / 01865 251946)

Post: OCVA, The Old Courthouse, Floyds Row, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1SS