What’s it Like?

Volunteering with Oxford Mutual Aid has been amazing. In my role I pack emergency food parcels and help to restock and organise the incoming deliveries. Since joining the team I have been made to feel so welcome and it is such a wonderful  community of volunteers and a great team to be part of.

Having delivered food parcels myself I have also seen first hand the impact of the work done by Oxford Mutual Aid in the community and I can honestly say it has been the most worthwhile volunteering I have ever done.

The central team of coordinators are brilliant to work with and it has been wonderful to be part of this community project. In such tough times for so many people, it has been great to meet and work with a team that is full of energy, enthusiasm and dedication to helping others.


Rob Edinburgh
Hall Co-ordinator and Parcel Packer 

I can honestly say that delivering food parcels for Oxford Mutual Aid is the most rewarding part of my week.  Firstly what an amazing organisation, doing incredible things and run by the kindest people you could meet. Secondly, I’ve got to spend some brilliant time with my sons (who help greatly) and thirdly, we have started to build a little rapport with the people that we deliver to and support.

I have very humble ambitions in life.  One of the biggest, is to share a little love and positivity when I can.  So in return, delivering for OMA helps me personally to achieve these goals. After reading about OMA on Twitter, I knew that we (as a family) couldn’t just sit there and do nothing.

It’s a great honour to be a little part of this family, a big family who help others when they most need us.


Peter
Volunteer Parcel Driver