Volunteering

Volunteering opportunities with the college!

Would you like to help out in the classroom, accompany students on a visit, drive a college minibus, or become an exam invigilator?

Oxfordshire Adult Learning have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities and welcome anyone who is interested in giving up their spare time to help with some of the daily activities at Abingdon & Witney College.

Get in touch today to find out more. Contact our HR department on 01235 555 585 or email enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk.

Volunteering courses

There are a wide range of courses and workshops available, all designed to help you develop specific skills within the volunteering sector such as communication, leadership, awareness and mentoring. Click on the tab to explore the courses:

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Would you like to make a difference in your community?

Watch the following video to find out more about a community based learning hub set up by volunteers:

(1) Become a Community Learning Champion: You can enrol to become a Community Learning Champion who can:

• act as an ambassador to promote the benefits of community involvement;
• promote learning in your community that meets local needs;
• be an enthusiastic person who can inspire, support and encourage others;
• voice the needs of the community;
• meet new people and work as part of a team.

(2) Set up a Community Learning Hub: Set up your own Community Learning Hub to make a lasting difference in your community.

For more information about the Community Learning Champion role or setting up a Community Learning Hub, contact Sue Funge on 01235 216 310 or email Sue.Funge@abingdon-witney.ac.uk.

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA)

“OCVA is the main umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Oxfordshire. Our mission is to enable a diverse voluntary and community sector to flourish. We work to support the 4000+ voluntary organisations currently active across the county; helping them recruit volunteers, find funding and promote their organisations. We also run the Volunteer Centre Oxfordshire to help match people with their ideal volunteering opportunity and provide support in applying for and finding volunteer roles.

To further support those who currently volunteer or who are looking to start volunteering across Oxfordshire, we are happy to announce that we are working in partnership with Abingdon & Witney College to provide a variety of free to access courses. The selection of courses include a range of topics designed to help you gain further skills and develop confidence in volunteering roles: communication skills, time management, group working and leadership skills are just some of the courses available.

In addition to this, we have also helped to launch a new countywide volunteering website: Oxfordshire Volunteers (run as a partnership by Oxfordshire’s three Volunteer Centres, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire City Council and Cherwell District Council). This website is designed to make it quick and easy for you search for roles by interest or location; so you can put your new skills to the test in your perfect volunteering role!”

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Oxfordshire Volunteers

Oxfordshire Volunteers is a new countywide volunteering website designed to link you with your ideal volunteering opportunity, with many different roles to choose from. Whether it’s a one-off hour or a regular weekly slot – you’ll find them all here.

Go to oxonvolunteers.org and register using the blue “Try Volunteering” button to start your search for opportunities. It’s as simple as that!

For further help, please get in touch with your local volunteer centre:

Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action (OCVA):
Oxford, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of the White Horse – vol@ocva.org.uk | 01865
251946
Volunteer Link-Up:
West Oxfordshire – office@vlu.org.uk | 01993 776277
Volunteer Connect:
Cherwell – i.can@volunteerconnect.org.uk | 0300 3030 126

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