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

All the below are areas where we’re currently looking for support – please do contact us to get involved!

Abingdon Youth Club - Mon (5.30 - 8.30pm)

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 we ask you to arrive 30 minutes in advance of this and leave slightly later to ensure a pre- and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

School Holiday Activity Days - Tues / Wed / Thu / Fri (9.30-4.30pm)

During school holidays, our young people get up to all sorts! We need your help to run a variety of daytrips:

  • Explore Days (Tuesdays) – trips out to the theatre, the zoo, or even theme parks! 
  • Hub Days (Wednesdays) – gentler days at one central base, with crafts, cooking, and treasure hunts aplenty.
  • Sports Days (Thursdays) – time to get energetic, from trampolining and bowling to swimming and laser quest!
  • Forest Days (Fridays) – rain or shine, we’re off to the woods for a cookout, an explore, and outdoor activities like archery or high ropes.

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 these activities here. Or click here to express an interest.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

Click here to express an interest.

Breakfast Club - Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri (7.45am-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 7.45am – 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.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

Click here to express an interest.

Tuesday Youth Club - Tues (5.30-8.30pm)

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 we ask you to arrive thirty minutes earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Wednesday Night Club - Weds (5.30 - 9pm)

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- we ask volunteers to come 30 minutes prior and leave slightly later to ensure a pre- and de-brief.

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.

School Holiday Activity Days - Tues / Wed / Thu / Fri (9.30-4.30pm)

During school holidays, our young people get up to all sorts! We need your help to run a variety of daytrips:

  • Explore Days (Tuesdays) – trips out to the theatre, the zoo, or even theme parks! 
  • Hub Days (Wednesdays) – gentler days at one central base, with crafts, cooking, and treasure hunts aplenty.
  • Sports Days (Thursdays) – time to get energetic, from trampolining and bowling to swimming and laser quest!
  • Forest Days (Fridays) – rain or shine, we’re off to the woods for a cookout, an explore, and outdoor activities like archery or high ropes.

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 these activities 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.

Tuesday Night Club - Didcot Adult Social Club (5.30 - 9pm)

Tuesday Night Club (TNC) 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 Didcot Baptist Church – we ask volunteers to come 30 minutes prior and leave slightly later to ensure a pre- and de-brief.

During sessions TNC 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.

Click here to express an interest.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

Click here to express an interest.

Didcot Youth Club - Weds (5.30 - 8.30pm)

This is our term time Youth Club for young people aged 11-18. During sessions volunteers are asked to help facilitate 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 we ask you to arrive 30 minutes in advance of this and leave slightly later to ensure a pre- and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Compass Project - Tue or Thu (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; we’d ask you to arrive 30 minutes in advance for a pre-brief.

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.

School Holiday Activity Days - Tues / Wed / Thu / Fri (9.30-4.30pm)

During school holidays, our young people get up to all sorts! We need your help to run a variety of daytrips:

  • Explore Days (Tuesdays) – trips out to the theatre, the zoo, or even theme parks! 
  • Hub Days (Wednesdays) – gentler days at one central base, with crafts, cooking, and treasure hunts aplenty.
  • Sports Days (Thursdays) – time to get energetic, from trampolining and bowling to swimming and laser quest!
  • Forest Days (Fridays) – rain or shine, we’re off to the woods for a cookout, an explore, and outdoor activities like archery or high ropes.

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 these activities here. Or click here to express an interest.

Odd Jobs Driver - Tues, Wed or Thu (11.15am - 1.15pm)

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

The Odd Jobs Run supports our members to go out and about shopping, advertising our work, and more voluntary tasks to support the charity! 

We are looking for minibus drivers who can help us make the Odd Jobs Run happen. Your main role is driving our minibus – it’s also great if you can support our members 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.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

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.

Explore Days - Tues (9.30-4.30pm)

These are trips that happen on Tuesdays 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 (9.30-4.30pm)

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 (9.30-4.30pm)

Happens on Thursdays 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 (9.30-4.30pm)

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 Fridays 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.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

Click here to express an interest.

Compass Project - Tue or Thu (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 and Monday & Fridays in Witney, during term-time. We are currently recruiting a new volunteer for the Thursday session.

All sessions are from 9.30am 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.

Odd Jobs Driver - Tue / Wed / Thu (11.15am-1.15pm)

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

The Odd Jobs Run supports our members to go out and about shopping, advertising our work, and more voluntary tasks to support the charity! 

We are looking for minibus drivers who can help us make the Odd Jobs Run happen. Your main role is driving our minibus – it’s also great if you can support our members 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.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

Click here to express an interest.

Breakfast Club - Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri (7.45am-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.

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.

Tuesday Night Club - Didcot Adult Social Club (5.30-9pm)

Tuesday Night Club (TNC) 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 Didcot Baptist Church. As a volunteer we ask you to arrive 30 minutes earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

During sessions TNC 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.

Click here to express an interest.

Wednesday Night Club - Witney Adult Social Club (5.30-9pm)

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. As a volunteer we ask you to arrive 30 minutes earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

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.

Click here to express an interest.

Abingdon Youth Club - Mon (5.30-8.30pm)

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 we ask you to arrive 30 minutes earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Witney Youth Club - Tues (5.30-8.30pm)

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 the Early Intervention Hub in Witney between 6 – 8pm. As a volunteer we ask you to arrive 30 minutes earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Didcot Youth Club - Weds (5.30-8.30pm)

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 we ask you to arrive 30 minutes earlier and leave slightly later for a pre and de-brief.

Click here to express an interest.

Driver - Ad Hoc

At Yellow Submarine we are the proud owners of two minibuses, Duke and Linz, who take our members all over Oxfordshire and beyond! 

Volunteer drivers play a crucial role in making our activities happen, by getting behind the wheel and taking our members from A to B. 

Whether it’s for the odd evening trip out or full-day activities in the school holidays, anything you can offer by joining our Drivers’ Team is fantastic help!

You don’t need a D1 on your license – just a (more or less) clean record, to be over 21, and to have your license for 2 years. We’ll train you up and you’ll have plenty of turns test-driving to get comfortable!

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.