Volunteer Centre

Build your confidence, gain new skills and make a difference to your local community!

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Volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your experience at Oxford Brookes and the Careers Volunteer Centre can support you in finding volunteering opportunities.

Build your confidence, gain new skills, make a difference to the local community and boost your CV! It’s also a great way to meet new people.

Oxford Brookes Volunteer Centre offers both online and in-person support. Visit us in person on Fridays at the Volunteer Centre at Careers in JHBB between 11:30am - 2:30pm during semester, or book a virtual appointment.

The Volunteer Centre desk on campus will be closed from May 5th over the summer. If you have a volunteering query or would like to make an appointment please email volunteering@brookes.ac.uk to book an appointment with our volunteer coordinator. 

What the Volunteer Centre offers

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  • Visit our Volunteer Centre and meet our Volunteer Coordinator, Maya. 
  • Discover the many and varied ways you can help out in your local the community. 
  • Find out about opportunities that match your interests, or try something new and gain new skills! 
  • Contact us with any questions you have about volunteering, or to book in for a Volunteering 1-1 chat session. Appointments are either virtual via telephone or in person. We also offer information by email. Please contact Maya at volunteering@brookes.ac.uk.
  • If you are keen to offer support to your neighbours in Oxford or wherever you are located, we would encourage you to follow NCVO’s guidelines of staying safe while supporting others. 

You can register on our Volunteer Portal and have access to over 250 opportunities.

Receive our Volunteer Newsletter by opting in on the Volunteer Portal and keep up to date on the latest opportunities.

Careers run a range of events to help you with your career including workshops on finding and applying for volunteer positions. If your are an experienced volunteer, come along to one of our workshops on how to reflect and talk about your volunteering.

Meet local community groups on campus:
Volunteer Friday Pop Ups take place in Careers (in JHBB) where you can meet charities and chat to groups that are recruiting.

Follow us on Facebook for the latest news as well as current volunteering opportunities and events.

There are volunteering opportunities that are flexible and can be done remotely from your home.