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Volunteering

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This is a list of volunteering opportunities and voluntary organisations.  Most of these voluntary roles can be undertaken online (virtual) but some will require you to attend in person. 

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Online Volunteering Opportunities: 

AXS Map 

https://www.axsmap.com/

  • Help to map accessible places within your community 
  • Rate locations for entryway and/or bathrooms by criteria 
  • Available via PC or by mobile 
  • You must 18 years or older to access the site.  For those aged between 13 – 17 you must have parent /guardian permission 

Be My Eyes 

https://www.bemyeyes.com/

  • A free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers through a live video call 
  • Download the app, register as a volunteer and get notifications when a blind or low vision user needs help (checking expiry dates, reading instructions, distinguishing colours or navigating new surroundings) 
  • Register as a volunteer via the app 
  • You must be at least 17 years old to use the services 

ebird 

https://ebird.org

  • Enjoy watching birds and record your sightings 
  • Contribute towards science and conservation by recording your sightings, sounds and photos 
  • Download the app to record your sightings as well as finding locations local to you for bird watching 

Shout 

https://www.giveusashout.org/

  • 24/7 text service for anyone in a crisis 
  • Make a difference by helping others in distress 
  • You must be resilient and mentally robust 
  • Over 18 years of age to volunteer 

The Mix 

https://www.themix.org.uk/

  • Support service for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile 
  • From mental health, homelessness to finding a job 
  • A range of virtual volunteering opportunities including boards moderator, general chat moderator, support chat moderator, digital connector, online volunteer counsellor, service innovators committee members to young ambassadors 
  • Gain the skills, experience and qualifications to advance your career 

UN Volunteers 

https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en

  • Put your skills into action via writing and editing, art and design, translation, COVID-19 Response, teaching and training, project development and management, technology development, research, leadership & strategy, outreach and advocacy, volunteer management, administration, event organisation to healthcare services 
  • Register online to become a volunteer 

Zooniverse

https://www.zooniverse.org/

  • Contribute to real cutting edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more
  • Over 80 projects to choose from to suit your interests

Other Volunteering Opportunities: 

You can find further national volunteering opportunities via the organisations below.

CharityJob 

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/

  • Search for voluntary positions based on keywords and location 
  • Create a CharityJob account to apply for positions that interest you 

Do-it 

https://do-it.org/

  • Choose from a basic or an advanced search for voluntary opportunities 
  • Basic search provides opportunities by location or choose at home options 
  • Advanced search provides further options such as your availability by day and time, causes you are passionate about, the type of activity you would like to do, skills you have to offer, skills you would like to gain or the category of volunteering group you would like to help 
  • Create a profile account to assist with your applications 

Reach Volunteering 

https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/

  • Volunteer opportunities for those with three or more years professional experience 
  • Skill based volunteering for charities on short term or ongoing commitments 
  • Create an online profile to help find a better matched voluntary position 
  • You must be based in the UK to apply 

Volunteering Matters 

https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/

  • Search for voluntary opportunities by topic including community, disabled people, families, older people and young people 
  • Complete the short online application form to register your interest or call a specific number to speak to someone about the role 

Volunteering Opportunities in Oxfordshire: 

You can find volunteering opportunities in Oxfordshire via the organisations below.

Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action (OCVA) 

https://ocva.org.uk/

Volunteer Link-Up (West Oxon) 

http://www.vlu.org.uk/

  • Volunteer Link-Up will put you in touch with community or voluntary organisations which are seeking volunteers 
  • Search for volunteer opportunities from local or national charities, support people, get involved with campaigns, environmental or take part in community transport, befriending or practical tasks 

Oxfordshire Volunteers 

https://oxonvolunteers.org/vk/volunteers/index-covid.htm

  • Find the right voluntary opportunity for you 
  • Obtain a sense of purpose and routine, build confidence, develop new skills and have fun 
  • Register as a volunteer with the online application form 

Guideposts Trust 

https://guideposts.org.uk/opportunities/

  • Learn new skills, build on your current experience, meet new friends or boost your confidence 
  • Suitable from anyone over the age of 16 years 
  • Contact us for more details careers@guideposts.org.uk