You can find our current volunteering opportunities on this page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Art Box Volunteer – Role Description
- General Volunteer – Role Description
- Volunteer Administrator – Role Description
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.
We are very proud of all our amazing volunteers, who give so much to support Oasis, in so many different ways. Take a look at what they have to say and get in touch if you’d like to find out about the diverse volunteering opportunities we offer.
“I started volunteering with The Oasis Partnership after attending an Open Day back in June of this year. The Open Day showed me how many amazing opportunities there are for everyone, and I would have happily supported any of the sessions available at that time. I came away buzzing and ready to jump in! I assist on reception, am always busy and have the opportunity to meet interesting, gifted and skilled folk from within our diverse community. I thoroughly enjoy being able to use my skills to the benefit of The Oasis Partnership whilst putting back into the community. I have dipped in and out of volunteering over the last 50 years and this year have taken up two new opportunities to share skills and experiences and of course learn more. Every time I am at The Oasis Partnership I value being part of a diverse team and I know they all greatly value their volunteers. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. There are many opportunities in life to give back by volunteering, sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone. The Oasis Partnership might not be for you but you will never know unless you step through the door and find out more.”
“I’ve been volunteering at Bagnall for 4 weeks leading a social art group.This has been an amazing experience as I got to share my interests with people and inspire a positive environment for chats while doing something creative. It is also something that brought me outside of my comfort zone and allowed me to gain social skills such as good communication.”
“I have been volunteering with the RSI Initiative for 3 weeks, I am currently doing Friday morning’s, 9-1. So far, I have been meeting clients who are currently housed, making sure all is going ok. Checking they have their meds and asking if there’s is anything else they require i.e food, toiletries. I have also collected food parcels and distributed them where needed. Zack did a presentation at Bucks UTC and I was with him while he gave it. It was a presentation to a few students who had volunteered to paint and decorate the cabin next to Unity House. This is so Zack is able to start doing drop in mornings for clients and offer tea and coffee and give them a nice space they can come too. I have learned so much about the project already and about up and coming projects. I would really love a job within Oasis and if I could stay with the RSI project that would be amazing. I am currently doing a level 3 diploma in Family Support Work.”
“I have been volunteering at The Bagnall Project for a couple of months since retiring from my job, which has given me some spare time. I have been mostly working with the Routes to Work team and have helped a few people to write an up-to-date CV and helping them with writing letters to apply for jobs. I have also helped on the front desk when needed. I have really enjoyed finding out all about the wonderful work that the charity does and look forward continuing this work.”