Volunteering for OxHoP

We are very grateful to all our volunteers for the generous gift of their time.

If you are over 18, with a non-judgemental attitude and excellent communication skills, we would be delighted to hear from you. We usually ask you to commit for at least six months, but this is flexible according to what you are able to offer.

We need help with training, education and activities

We are always looking for people to get involved with running activities or one to one work. Our aim is to stimulate, educate and motivate our clients.

We are currently recruiting for activities that could help to improve our clients’ confidence, life skills and simply have fun! Examples of ways that volunteers get involved in this area are:

  • Running a cookery group
  • Debating
  • Involvement with sports such as football, climbing, going to the gym
  • Art and crafts
  • Music
  • Going fishing
  • Upcycling/DIY projects

Kitchen Volunteers

We are also always looking for volunteers to help in our kitchen at O’Hanlon House. This involves food preparation, serving our clients and tidying up. We need help 7 days per week for either lunch or dinner.

Gardening and maintenance

We also recruit volunteers to help our maintenance team at Julian Housing with general maintenance and gardening.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers please contact Helen Wright on 01865 792126 or email helenwright@oxhop.org.uk.

Help with fundraising

We are keen to find people who can fundraise on our behalf – either at work or within the community. If you think you can help, please contact Kirsty at O’Hanlon House on 01865 304600.

Find out more about fundraising.

Start a collection point

Some of our supporters operate collection points where people can donate clothing, bedding or household goods. For example, a local doctor's surgery has a sock donation box in a corner of the surgery. When the box is full, the socks are delivered to O'Hanlon House.

Could your workplace, club or association organise a collection point? Please phone Kirsty at O'Hanlon House on 01865 304600 or at info@oxhop.org.uk.

Opportunities with Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

Through our Promoting Access to Health Services (PATHS) project, volunteers provide vital support for vulnerable patients who attend Luther Street Medical Centre by accompanying patients to health appointments arranged by the Centre's doctors. All appointments are within Oxford City.

PATHS volunteers also support clients of O’Hanlon House and Julian Housing, assisting them in getting to vital appointments at places like the Job Centre or City Council Housing department.

Find out more about PATHS.