You can find our current volunteering opportunities on this page or you can email us at email@example.com for further information.
Oasis has been running a volunteer service for many years and we have Investors In Volunteers accreditation. We know there are many benefits to volunteering, because our volunteers and our beneficiaries tell us. We recruit specialist volunteers with certain skills so that they can train and support others, whilst also offering generic volunteer placements.
Volunteering helps you gain confidence through a chance to try something new and builds a real sense of achievement. You’re able to make a positive difference to someone else’s life, meet new people, be part of the community, learn new skills, give something back and most of all you’ll have fun. Volunteers add huge value to our charity and their support really does make a difference as we can reach and support more people. Volunteering can also be a great stepping stone to, or back into, paid employment.
Some of the placements our volunteers can get involved in include: Volunteer counselling, providing drop-in cover, needle exchange, Schools Drug Education Programme, shadowing and supporting project workers, carrying out initial assessments, group facilitation, running fitness classes, Art groups, public awareness-raising, events, creating media content, data entry, phone cover, health promotion and events. In addition to these specific activities, volunteers have provided a wealth of knowledge, ideas, suggestions and moral support over the years, supporting all of Oasis’ services.
We ran a very successful volunteer recruitment drive during International Volunteer Week, 1st to 7th June 2021. We showcased our services to over 30 potential volunteers so they know what to expect when they join us. The Bagnall Project and our other county wide services offer so many different opportunities for volunteers, from helping support the Art Box, to baking in the Kitchen, from supporting individuals to overcome barriers in Routes to Work to supporting circuit training in our activities studio. We are keen to recruit a new team of volunteers able to help us deliver a fantastic community resource in Chesham and throughout Buckinghamshire.
For some of our current volunteer opportunities please download and read our role descriptions below. Please note we have many more opportunities to get involved and have some really exciting projects opening up in due course – when the government allows, given the Covid-19 situation. Get involved now – start the application process and be ready to participate when we can fully open all our services, courses and groups.
An application and interview process takes place before becoming a volunteer, and we also complete a full DBS check, to ensure that you are suitable for the role and to make sure that you are matched to placements that you want to get involved with. Supervision and support is provided by the volunteer co-ordinator. Please do get in touch for further information about any of our vacancies and to request an application form.