Have a look below to see what volunteering opportunities we have available in Oxfordshire…

Please note that as of January 2018 any volunteers interested in helping at our evenings clubs in Oxford we have a waiting list in place. Please do get in touch if you’d like to join this!

We are actively looking for volunteers to help with our evening clubs in Abingdon, Didcot and Witney, if you think you could help let us know :).

Monday Youth Club - Mon (5.30 - 8pm)

This is our term time Youth Club for young people aged 11-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones friendship problems. We also go out in the community; to the park, the cinema or out to dinner.

This club happens at on Stratton Way in Abingdon between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer you may be asked to arrive slighly earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Explore Days - Tues (10-4pm)

These are trips that happen on Tuesday’s during the school holidays, when we go to community venues such as the theatre, bowling alley or Kassam Stadium. Sometimes we go further afield and travel to exciting attractions such as Drayton Manor, Cadbury World or the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

The day usually begins around 9.30am with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of up to 20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Youth Club Days - Weds (10-4pm)

On Wednesday’s during the school holidays this session is a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: sometimes we go out into the local community to the shops or nearby park. We also take advantage of the swimming pool and sports facilities at nearby leisure centres.

The day begins at 9.30am in either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Multi Sports Days - Thurs (10-4pm)

Happens on Thursday’s during the school holidays, it’s a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: includes swimming, team games and using the gym. Guest coaches join us at each session to introduce sports you may not have tried before.

The day begins at 9.30am and you will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Forest Days - Fri (10-4pm)

A day in the forest, the day focuses on freedom, independent exploration and the simple childhood joys of hiking in the woods, jumping over steams and getting muddy!

The day usually begins around 9.30am on Friday’s in the school holidays with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism to learn fire lighting skills, shelter building, how to whittle wood and use tools safely.

Read more about the day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Wednesday Youth Club - Weds (5.30 - 8pm)

This is our term time Youth Clubs for young people aged 11-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones friendship problems. We also go out in the community; to the park, the cinema or out to dinner.

This club happens on Park Road in Didcot between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer you may be asked to arrive slighly earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Cafe - Mon to Fri (various)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and is the first ever employer of apprentices with a learning disability within Oxfordshire!

A volunteer in one of our cafes would be asked to complete a volunteer shift! This could be something like 12-3pm or 11-1pm which would help us at our busiest times!

You would be asked to support the trainees and apprentices within their role and ensure that are completing their tasks to the best of their ability. This would be based at our cafe in central Oxford or Witney and also within the local community.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Learning Support Assistant - Mon & Weds (10 - 2pm)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and/or Autism.

Alongside working in the café our trainees have theory lessons to support their learning.

Volunteers would be asked to support our trainees with their classroom based tasks e.g. customer service or money management skills.

You would be helping to facilitate their learning within the group; you may be asked to help our trainees with their reading or writing on a 1:1 basis.

 

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Sandwich Run Driver - Mon to Fri (10.30 - 12.15)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and/or Autism.

The Sandwich Run happens every week day morning in our Oxford cafe and it is where we take our sandwiches to local businesses to sell. It gives our trainees opportunities to practice their skills in a community setting.

You would be asked to drive one of our minibuses supporting our trainees with their role and ensure that are completing their tasks to the best of their ability. This will include helping them with money skills and customer service.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Compass Project - Tues/Thurs (9.30-2pm)

Compass project is a supported work experience programme it adopts a “learning by doing” approach to help people with disabilities to work. This session runs every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Oxford during term-time. All sessions are from 10am to 2pm and include lunch.

Volunteers for the compass project would be asked to help our members with their tasks for that day, this could include creating handbranded cards to sell in our cafe, making smoothies, assisting them with customer facing tasks or managing our eBay shop.

Read more about Compass project here. Or click here to express an interest.

Explore Days - Tues (10-4pm)

These are trips that happen on Tuesday’s during the school holidays, when we go to community venues such as the theatre, bowling alley or Kassam Stadium. Sometimes we go further afield and travel to exciting attractions such as Drayton Manor, Cadbury World or the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

The day usually begins around 9.30am with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of up to 20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Youth Club Days - Weds (10-4pm)

On Wednesday’s during the school holidays this session is a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: sometimes we go out into the local community to the shops or nearby park. We also take advantage of the swimming pool and sports facilities at nearby leisure centres.

The day begins at 9.30am in either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Multi Sport Days - Thurs (10-4pm)

Happens on Thursday’s during the school holidays, it’s a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: includes swimming, team games and using the gym. Guest coaches join us at each session to introduce sports you may not have tried before.

The day begins at 9.30am and you will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Forest Days - Fri (10-4pm)

A day in the forest, the day focuses on freedom, independent exploration and the simple childhood joys of hiking in the woods, jumping over steams and getting muddy!

The day usually begins around 9.30am on Friday’s in the school holidays with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism to learn fire lighting skills, shelter building, how to whittle wood and use tools safely.

Read more about the day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Residential Holidays - 5 day commitment

Throughout the year we organise residential holidays, normally leaving from Oxfordshire.

We usually take a group of five people with disabilities away together. All our holidays are led by trained and experienced staff aided by volunteers, often with close to a 1 to 2 ratio of care.

Holidayers can choose from a wide range of destinations and we pride ourselves in providing a natural holiday environment. We don’t use sterile care homes for our breaks but make great point of staying in normal, but often breathtaking holiday cottages.

We encourage the holidayers to plan their meals and contribute to shopping, preparing or cooking meals based on their abilities. Everyone is supported on the holidays to learn new skills, express themselves and within a protected environment to look after both themselves and one another.

Volunteers would be expected to support the holidayers whilst involved in many fun exciting activities and also helping them to keep the holiday home clean and tidy. Also facilitating the holidayers communication and social skills with the other holidayers, for some it may be their first time away from home so they may need some reassurance. But the main aim is to help them have FUN!

Click here to express an interest.

Breakfast Club - Mon, Thurs & Fri (8-10am)

A before college club specifically for Abingdon & Witney College students. The club happens Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s during term time and runs between 8 – 9.45am at the Yellow Submarine cafe in Witney (map).

As a volunteer you might be asked to help the young people start the day by supporting them with getting breakfast, finishing their homeworks or just helping them be social with their peers. The group are then supported to walk to college in time for the first class of the day.

Click here to express an interest.

Cafe - Mon to Sun (Various)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and is the first ever employer of apprentices with a learning disability within Oxfordshire!

A volunteer in one of our cafes would be asked to complete a volunteer shift! This could be something like 12-3pm or 11-1pm which would help us at our busiest times!

You would be asked to support the trainees and apprentices within their role and ensure that are completing their tasks to the best of their ability. This would be based at our cafe in central Oxford or Witney and also within the local community.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Compass Project - Mon & Fri (10-2pm)

Compass project is a supported work experience programme it adopts a “learning by doing” approach to help people with disabilities to work. This session runs every Monday and Friday in our Witney cafe during term-time. All sessions are from 10am to 2pm and includes lunch.

Volunteers for the compass project would be asked to help our members with their tasks for that day, this could include creating handbranded cards to sell in our cafe, making smoothies, assisting them with customer facing tasks or managing our eBay shop.

Read more about Compass project here. Or click here to express an interest.

Tuesday Youth Club - Tues (5.30-8pm)

This is our term time Youth Club for young people aged 13-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones friendship problems. We also go out in the community; to the park, the cinema or out to dinner.

This club happens at the Early Intervention Hub in Witney between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer you may be asked to arrive slighly earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Wednesday Night Club - Weds (5.30 - 8.30pm)

Wednesday Night Club (WNC) is a social group for adults aged between 18-30 years old with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism. Sessions run between 6.00pm and 8.30pm at the Early Intervention Hub in Witney.

During sessions WNC volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones relationship problems. We also go out in the community; to the pub, the cinema or out to dinner, read more about MNC and what happens here.

Click here to express an interest.

Explore Days - Tues (10-4pm)

These are trips that happen on Tuesday’s during the school holidays, when we go to community venues such as the theatre, bowling alley or Kassam Stadium. Sometimes we go further afield and travel to exciting attractions such as Drayton Manor, Cadbury World or the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

The day usually begins around 9.30am with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of up to 20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Youth Club Days - Weds (10-4pm)

On Wednesday’s during the school holidays this session is a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays, sometimes we go out into the local community to the shops or nearby park. We also take advantage of the swimming pool and sports facilities at nearby leisure centres.

The day begins at 9.30am in either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Multi Sport Days - Thurs (10-4pm)

Happens on Thursday’s during the school holidays, it’s a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: includes swimming, team games and using the gym. Guest coaches join us at each session to introduce sports you may not have tried before.

The day begins at 9.30am and you will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Forest Days - Fri (10-4pm)

A day in the forest, The day focuses on freedom, independent exploration and the simple childhood joys of hiking in the woods, jumping over steams and getting muddy!

The day usually begins around 9.30am on Friday’s in the school holidays with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism to learn fire lighting skills, shelter building, how to whittle wood and use tools safely.

Read more about the day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Residential Holidays - 5 day commitment

Every month we organise a residential holiday, normally leaving from Oxfordshire.

We usually take a group of five people with disabilities away together. All our holidays are led by trained and experienced staff aided by volunteers, often with close to a 1 to 2 ratio of care.

Holidayers can choose from a wide range of destinations and we pride ourselves in providing a natural holiday environment. We don’t use sterile care homes for our breaks but make great point of staying in normal, but often breathtaking holiday cottages.

We encourage the holidayers to plan their meals and contribute to shopping, preparing or cooking meals based on their abilities. Everyone is supported on the holidays to learn new skills, express themselves and within a protected environment to look after both themselves and one another.

Volunteers would be expected to support the holidayers whilst involved in many fun exciting activities and also helping them to keep the holiday home clean and tidy. Also facilitating the holidayers communication and social skills with the other holidayers, for some it may be their first time away from home so they may need some reassurance. But the main aim is to help them have FUN!

Click here to express an interest.

Monday Youth Club - Mon (5.30-8pm)

This is our term time Youth Club for young people aged 11-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones friendship problems. We also go out in the community; to the park, the cinema or out to dinner.

This club happens on Stratton Way in Abingdon between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer you may be asked to arrive slighly earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Tuesday Youth Club - Tues (5.30-8pm)

This is our term time Youth Club for young people aged 13-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones friendship problems. We also go out in the community; to the park, the cinema or out to dinner.

This club happens at the Early Intervention Hub in Witney between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer you may be asked to arrive slighly earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Wednesday Night Club - Weds (5.30-8.30pm)

Wednesday Night Club (WNC) is a social group for adults aged between 18-30 years old with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism. Sessions run between 6.00pm and 8.30pm at the Early Intervention Hub in Witney.

During sessions WNC volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones relationship problems. We also go out in the community; to the pub, the cinema or out to dinner, read more about MNC and what happens here.

Click here to express an interest.

Wednesday Youth Club - Weds (5.30-8pm)

This is our term time Youth Clubs for young people aged 11-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help faciliate the members social interaction whether it be talking about who won the football on the weekend or discussing someones friendship problems. We also go out in the community; to the park, the cinema or out to dinner.

This club happens on Park Road in Didcot between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer you may be asked to arrive slighly earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Breakfast Club - Mon, Thurs & Fri (8-10am)

A before college club specifically for Abingdon & Witney College students. The club happens Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s during term time and runs between 8 – 9.45am at the Yellow Submarine cafe in Witney (map).

As a volunteer you might be asked to help the young people start the day by supporting them with getting breakfast, finishing their homeworks or just helping them be social with their peers. The group are then supported to walk to college in time for the first class of the day.

Click here to express an interest.

Learning Support Assistant - Mon & Weds (10 - 2pm)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and/or Autism.

Alongside working in the café our trainees have theory lessons to support their learning.

Volunteers would be asked to support our trainees with their classroom based tasks e.g. customer service or money management skills.

You would be helping to facilitate their learning within the group; you may be asked to help our trainees with their reading or writing on a 1:1 basis.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Cafe - Mon to Sun (Various)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and is the first ever employer of apprentices with a learning disability within Oxfordshire!

A volunteer in one of our cafes would be asked to complete a volunteer shift! This could be something like 12-3pm or 11-1pm which would help us at our busiest times!

You would be asked to support the trainees and apprentices within their role and ensure that are completing their tasks to the best of their ability. This would be based at our cafe in central Oxford or Witney and also within the local community.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Sandwich Run Driver - Mon to Fri (10.30 - 12.15)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and/or Autism.

The Sandwich Run happens every week day morning in our Oxford cafe and it is where we take our sandwiches to local businesses to sell. It gives our trainees opportunities to practice their skills in a community setting.

You would be asked to drive one of our minibuses supporting our trainees with their role and ensure that are completing their tasks to the best of their ability. This will include helping them with money skills and customer service.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Compass Project - Mon to Fri (10-2pm)

Compass project is a supported work experience programme it adopts a “learning by doing” approach to help people with disabilities to work. This session runs every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Oxford and Monday & Fridays in Witney, during term-time. All sessions are from 10am to 2pm and include lunch.

Volunteers for the compass project would be asked to help our members with their tasks for that day, this could include creating handbranded cards to sell in our cafe, making smoothies, assisting them with customer facing tasks or managing our eBay shop.

Read more about Compass project here. Or click here to express an interest.

Residential Holidays - 5 day commitment

Throughout the year we organise residential holidays, normally leaving from Oxfordshire.

We usually take a group of five people with disabilities away together. All our holidays are led by trained and experienced staff aided by volunteers, often with close to a 1 to 2 ratio of care.

Holidayers can choose from a wide range of destinations and we pride ourselves in providing a natural holiday environment. We don’t use sterile care homes for our breaks but make great point of staying in normal, but often breathtaking holiday cottages.

We encourage the holidayers to plan their meals and contribute to shopping, preparing or cooking meals based on their abilities. Everyone is supported on the holidays to learn new skills, express themselves and within a protected environment to look after both themselves and one another.

Volunteers would be expected to support the holidayers whilst involved in many fun exciting activities and also helping them to keep the holiday home clean and tidy. Also facilitating the holidayers communication and social skills with the other holidayers, for some it may be their first time away from home so they may need some reassurance. But the main aim is to help them have FUN!

Click here to express an interest.

Cafe - Mon to Sun (Various)

We have two social enterprise cafes that provide support, employment and training for adults with a learning disability and is the first ever employer of apprentices with a learning disability within Oxfordshire!

A volunteer in one of our cafes would be asked to complete a volunteer shift! This could be something like 12-3pm or 11-1pm which would help us at our busiest times!

You would be asked to support the trainees and apprentices within their role and ensure that are completing their tasks to the best of their ability. This would be based at our cafe in central Oxford or Witney and also within the local community.

Read more about our cafes here. Or click here to express an interest.

Explore Days - Tues (10-4pm)

These are trips that happen on Tuesday’s during the school holidays, when we go to community venues such as the theatre, bowling alley or Kassam Stadium. Sometimes we go further afield and travel to exciting attractions such as Drayton Manor, Cadbury World or the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

The day usually begins around 9.30am with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of up to 20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Youth Club Days - Weds (10-4pm)

On Wednesday’s during the school holidays this session is a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: sometimes we go out into the local community to the shops or nearby park. We also take advantage of the swimming pool and sports facilities at nearby leisure centres.

The day begins at 9.30am in either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Multi Sport Days - Thurs (10-4pm)

Happens on Thursday’s during the school holidays, it’s a chance for young people to stay active during the holidays: includes swimming, team games and using the gym. Guest coaches join us at each session to introduce sports you may not have tried before.

The day begins at 9.30am and you will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism on a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Read more about this day here. Or click here to express an interest.

Forest Days - Fri (10-4pm)

A day in the forest, the day focuses on freedom, independent exploration and the simple childhood joys of hiking in the woods, jumping over steams and getting muddy!

The day usually begins around 9.30am on Friday’s in the school holidays with groups of young people being picked up from either Oxford, Witney or Abingdon. You will be asked to help support a group of 15-20 young people with a learning disability and/or autism to learn fire lighting skills, shelter building, how to whittle wood and use tools safely.

Read more about the day here. Or click here to express an interest.

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Or to get an idea of what it’s like to volunteer with Yellow Submarine, read about other people’s first experience here.