Volunteering ideas

Charitable organisations

Abingdon Group for Disabled Riding 

Mrs Ann Barlow, Tel: 01235 763731

ACCAN

The African Caribbean Community Action Network      
julien.boucher@accan.org.uk

Africa Now    

http://www.africanow.org
imanifold@africanow.org

ACKHI

African/African Caribbean cultural heritage initiative   
ackhil03@gmail.com / junnie@ackhi.org

B.K.LUWO

Women united group
bkluwo@yahoo.com

Bridging Project

Helping young refugees/asylum seekers remain and progress in education in the UK
http://www.ocvc.ac.uk/content/bridging-project
ftracey2@ocvc.ac.uk

British Redcross

jnyoike@redcross.org.uk

Falcon Trust    

petertravise@ukonline.co.uk

Getting Heard

Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Underhill Circus
Oxford OX3 9LS
Tel. 0300 343 5718

An advocate is someone who will speak up for somebody, or help them to speak up for themselves, so that their views are heard and taken into account.

www.gettingheard.org

Jacari

Volunteering in schools for students who need help with English as a second language
www.jacari.org
jacari@herald.ox.ac.uk

KEEN

Supporting children and young people with special needs
www.keenoxford.org
keen@herald.ox.ac.uk

Marie Curie Cancer Care  

jessica.taylor@mariecurie.org.uk

Matrix Youth Project     

robert.evans@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Oxfordshire Befriending Network

Counseling services for people with terminal illnesses
www.oxonbefriending.net/
isabel.pack@oxonbefriending.net

Oxford Sailability

Sailing lessons for people with disabilities
Mrs Pam Gee, Tel: 01865 862386

Oxon Association for the Blind

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind
Bradbury Lodge
Gordon Woodward Way
Oxford, OX1 4XL

'One of our visually impaired clients is a well respected author of several texts. She is now working on a further book, which is an autobiography of her long fascinating life, and needs some help with dictating the work, for which she will be able to pay a modest ex-gracia payment.

The need is for someone to visit her roughly 3 times per week in Oxford, for approximately 3 hours each time, to finish 6 chapters of the book. It is anticipated that this might take 2 to 3 months'.

Please contact Colin Cure for more information: 01865 725595

OXPAT

Poverty action trust    
www.oxpat.org/
ajlack@brookes.ac.uk

Oxford ME Group Action

patricia.wells@virgin.net

Oxford & District MENCAP

katie.hollier@yahoo.co.uk

Oxford Urban Wildlife Group   

www.ouwg.org.uk/
keene@ouwg.org.uk

Oxford Swans Swimming Club

Supporting the disabled and elderly with swimming lessons
partridge700@btinternet.com

Oxtalk

The talking news service for the blind are seeking volunteers to read the news, edit pieces and IT savvy technical people to help them with digital technologies. Please contact Margaret Simpson at simpson.m.a@ntlworld.com.

RESTORE

Working for mental health       
www.restore.org.uk/
jackie.hruby@restore.org.uk

RSPCA    

judithgarvey@fsmail.net

SS Mary & John Churchyard Group  

ruthconway@abelian.net

School Governors' One-Stop Shop

www.sgoss.org.uk/
richard.julian@sgoss.org.uk

Speedwell & Wellbeing Trust

Using natural ways to combat illness  
www.speedwellbeing.org.uk/
mary.perryman@speedwellbeing.org.uk

Shotover Wildlife 

http://www.shotover-wildlife.org.uk/
irwright@shotover-wildlife.org.uk

Sobell House

Hospice providing palliative care    
www.sobellhouse.org//
paula.gomersall@orh.nhs.uk

Thames Valley Police   

clare.jordan@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

The Listening Centre

Counseling services
www.thelisteningcentre.org.uk/
manager@thelisteningcentre.org.uk

Tandem

Develops friendships between volunteers and people who have experienced social problems.
setareh@tandem-oxon.org

Terrence Higgins Trust

Support and advice on HIV and STIs
www.tht.org.uk/   
natasha.cheifi@tht.org.uk

VINVOLVED Team Oxfordshire

Places young people and groups into volunteering activities       
claire.jones@ocvys.org

Volunteering website

www.do-it.org.uk

Winton Volunteers

Volunteering in primary schools 
vinton4@talk21.com

Wychwood V

Forest conservation
www.wychwoodproject.org
jane.bowley@oxfordshire.gov.uk

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