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. The Volunteers’ Week website is packed with ideas, resources and volunteering stories to help you plan and promote your local events.
OCVA is going one better and using the whole of June to showcase the range of volunteering events on offer throughout Oxfordshire. So now is the time to start thinking of ideas and planning your campaigns. Once you have done that let us know and we will promote it and put it in our calendar of events -see below.
Send your volunteering events to feature in the calendar to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wed 1st||OCVA||Volunteer Celebration Event at 1.00 pm at OCVA https://ocva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteer-celebration-awards/|
|Thurs 2nd||OCVA||Volunteer 1-1’s (support session with volunteers)
Target Audience – This session is aimed at people looking to volunteer with local charities
Content – These 1-1 sessions will help you to identify potential volunteering opportunities within Oxfordshire.
Sign up here
|Mon 6th||OCVA||Funding Session: 1pm-3pm. Funding volunteer programmes and expenses,
Run by John Hayes (Development & Funding Officer) and Tariq Khandoker (Volunteer Co-ordinator)
Target Audience – Organisations looking for funding to develop their volunteering programmes.
Content – This training session will look at how to research possible funding for volunteers and how:
• To mainstream volunteering costs as part of funding applications
• To incorporate ‘full cost recovery’ including volunteering costs when applying for funding
• Use volunteers’ time as match funding
• Measure the impact of volunteering
• Identify 6 potential funders
Sign up here
|Tues 7th ||Museum of Oxford(11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm)|
University of Oxford – Explore Science Together
|Are you a ‘people person’?
Are you enthusiastic about the history of the city and its people?
Got 4 hours per month you can spare?
The Museum of Oxford is on the hunt for welcoming volunteers to join our team.
Come along and find out more about what it is like to support the only museum to tell the stories of the people of the city.
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Title: Explore Science Together
Venue: University of Oxford Museum of Natural History
Date: 7 June 2022
Booking required: No, drop in anytime
Further information: Please see the schedule of activities on the day here: Science Together
Free interactive workshops, activities and demonstrations celebrating innovative collaborations between researchers an d community groups in Oxford – from bike-locking demos, making sustainable paint with natural materials found in the local environment, to exploring the relationship between science, technology and hip hop. Everyone’s welcome!
|Wed 8th||Maymessy||Cultural lunch at Maymessy with ladies from Refugee Resource who are being mentored into a food related business. There will be a number of volunteers supporting this event|
|Tues 21st||OCVA||Trustees Get together and Forum.
Target Audience: This is a forum for existing Trustees to share their experiences with potential trustees.
Content: Discussion on the roles of Trustees and share learning.
Overview of the different types of charities in Oxfordshire.
Identify possible Trustee Opportunities available in the county.
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|Thurs 23rd||Volunteer Link Up||Volunteer Link Up are holding a celebration social event for our volunteers from 7-8.30pm at the High Street Methodist Church Centre in Witney. A chance for us to say thank you to our volunteers for all they do helping people in the local community in need of a bit of help and support.|
|Sat/Sun 25th/26th||Maymessy||25th afternoon – A picnic and jubilee theme to support Team Mikayla and children with cancer at Maymessy. This will be run by a number of volunteers ( 20+)|