Yellow Submarine is an ambitious Oxfordshire charity powered by volunteers. Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to generate half as many smiles as we do! Check out the video at the bottom of this page if you need evidence. So needless to say we really value volunteers and would love you to join us…

Please note that at present we have suspended our activities due to coronavirus. If you’d like to get involved when we get started again, read on!


Volunteering for the first time can be an intimidating prospect, which seems to be the experience of everyone! Have a read of the stories of our volunteers, past and present, talk about their “first time” volunteering with us. But for those who choose to try it, it is a hugely rewarding experience, with some going so far to describe it as “life-changing”.

We need volunteers from all types of backgrounds – volunteers who are at school, volunteers who are retired. We need volunteers who could go to the pantomime, volunteers who are creative, volunteers who can join a game of football. We need volunteers who can drive, volunteers who can cook, volunteers who can encourage others. We need volunteers in the daytime and in the evenings, in term time and in the school holidays. Have a look at our list of volunteer opportunities and some of the reasons why people volunteer with us.

There are lots of questions to be asked so we’ve complied a FAQ section for potential volunteers for look over. Alternatively if you would prefer to speak to a human please contact Miriam.

And if you’ve decided you’re keen, just fill in our short expression of interest form- you won’t regret it!


Related Pages:

> express an interest in volunteering
> “my first time” – volunteers’ stories