FAQs

Do I need to have any experience before I can start?

No! The only roles that require any experience are Case Management and Graphic Design (as stated above).  We ask Hall and Support volunteers to complete OSAB Adult Safeguarding Training, but this can be done after you have attended some initial training sessions, and is a free short course you can find online.

We ask Hall and Support volunteers to complete OSAB Adult Safeguarding Training, but this can be done after you have attended some initial training sessions, and is a free short course you can find online.

Can under 18s volunteer?

Unfortunately, we cannot currently accept under 18s as volunteers.

I want to help but I can’t commit to volunteering regularly, what else can I do to help? 

Signing up as a community volunteer or volunteer driver is always an amazing way to support OMA, as you can respond to requests whenever you’re available and have the time to fulfil them. You can also set up donation stations at your home, place of work or school or set up fundraisers too! If either of these sound like they’d be a good fit for you, please email sourcing@oxfordmutualaid.org and we’ll send you all the relevant information.

What happens after I sign up? 

When you complete the form, if we have capacity to take on new volunteers, you will be sent a link to a weekend training session. This provides you with more information on the roles available, how they fit together as well as a general introduction to OMA.

Following this, you’ll be asked to complete some short forms and then have some more team-specific training.

After that, you’re good to go! If you ever have any questions, you’ll be assigned a buddy to support you and we have an in-house team of debriefers who will check in regularly, and you can sign up for sessions anytime if you feel like a confidential chat, or just want to chat through anything you’ve experienced whilst volunteering. 

My question isn’t answered!

No worries – please email volunteering@oxfordmutualaid.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.