Every day in Oxfordshire people challenge themselves, make a difference, have fun, and make new friends.
Their time is priceless, but it adds great value to the Oxfordshire economy each year. They
- referee football matches and drive community transport minibuses
- deliver library books to less able neighbours and spruce up public rights of way in the countryside
- serve refreshments at the local community centre, or design a website for a charity
- are school governors and charity trustees.
They are Oxfordshire's volunteers. Or, #oxonteers as we like to call them.
A little of your time
Volunteering doesn't have to take over your life. A little bit of your time can make a big difference to the lives of people across the county.
Whether it’s once a week, once a month, or once a year, a few hours of volunteering can offer
- great, sociable activities
- energising, eye-opening experiences
- a real sense of satisfaction by making a difference
- a chance to try out new things
Lots of people benefit from the hard work of volunteers every day.
You don't need to volunteer formally
If you would prefer not to commit regularly, you could just help out a neighbour now and again. Why not ask an elderly neighbour if they would like you to pull up some weeds or trim their hedges, the next time you have your gardening gloves on?
Any type of volunteering is greatly appreciated, and offers a rewarding experience.