Volunteering

Becoming a volunteer is a fantastic way to meet new people, develop new skills and gain experience.

Local Volunteer Development Agencies

You can find out about volunteering opportunities in Oxford from the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) website and get more information from the OCVA Factsheets.

Sport and Leisure Volunteering

Many sports clubs, sporting activities and events rely on volunteers to make things happen.  Voluntary roles can include helping with refreshments, publicity and organising events.

Some of the benefits of volunteering include:

  • Giving you the chance to pass on your skills and experience
  • Improving your confidence
  • Giving you a chance to explore your interests
  • Enhancing your CV
  • Giving you the chance to try something new
  • Meeting new likeminded people

To find the opportunities that suit you please visit the Volunteering pages on the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership website.

Become a Ping! Maker

A festival of free table tennis will once again be hitting Oxford this summer. Ping! Oxford, funded by Table Tennis England will be running throughout July and August to bring communities together through ping pong.

If you are interested in donating some time to the festival this summer, you can become a Ping! Maker.

Volunteering in parks and open spaces

Do you have some spare time or an interest in the outdoors or wildlife? Why not join one of our gardeners, countryside rangers or other colleagues in your local park or open space?

We have something for everyone, so please call us to discuss what we can offer you.

Opportunities include:

  • Friends of Parks
  • flora or fauna surveying
  • coppicing
  • heath management
  • planting
  • repairs & maintenance
  • ditch clearance
  • user surveys
  • photography

Download our Parks and open Spaces Volunteering Leaflet for more information.

Weekly working groups 

Our countryside rangers have organised weekly sessions across the city.

  • start time 9.30am every thursday;
  • equipment and refreshments available;
  • please bring lunch and appropriate clothing.

Contact Carl on 07801 625245 for more information.

Oxford Conservation Volunteers

Oxford Conservation Volunteers organises projects each Sunday and some Saturdays in Oxford and the surrounding area. Free minibus pick-ups from Oxford. New volunteers always welcome. Visit the OCV website for full details.

Become a Health Walk leader

Do you enjoy walking in the great outdoors?  Share your passion with others and become a health walk leader.  For more information please visit our Health Walks page.

Useful information and resources for sports clubs

The Oxfordshire Sports Partnership has developed some useful resources for clubs, coaches and volunteers which can be found on their Resources page of their website.

Community Centres

Contact our Community Centres to find out what volunteering opportunities they may have to offer.

Volunteering at the Museum of Oxford

We rely greatly on the support of volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the Museum of Oxford.

Visit our Get Involved at the Museum of Oxford page for full details.