Volunteering with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust covers a wide variety of different opportunities and new roles are being developed regularly.  All the roles available are shown on the Trust Getting Involved pages and those linked to the Charity are highlighted below. 

If nothing catches your interest below, please get in touch or re-visit the site in the next couple of weeks.

Current Opportunities for Volunteering

Ward Support

Volunteers getting involved with the wards mainly assist by engaging patients in conversation, activities or supporting day to day functions.  These vary depending on the ward and can also be flexible to meet the needs of the volunteer. 

Green Spaces Support

Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved with developing, maintaining and enhancing the green spaces across the Trust to benefit patients, staff, families and carers by providing safe, calm and therapeutic gardens or meadows.  This role is mostly outside and involves physical activities although no heavy lifting or use of machinery.  Areas currently seeking volunteers are:

  • City Community Hospital (Oxford)
  • Didcot Adult Mental Health Team - Ridgeway
  • Witney Community Hospital
  • Warneford Meadow Project

Urgent Care Support

Volunteers can make a real difference to those attending the urgent care units (including Minor Injuries, Out of Hours and Emergency Multi-Disciplinary Units) by supporting patients in the waiting areas, guiding them to other departments like X-ray when needed, helping staff maintain accurate and interesting noticeboards and gathering feedback to make patient-led improvements.  Areas currently seeking volunteers are:

  • Abingdon
  • Bicester
  • Banbury
  • City (East Oxford)
  • Henley
  • Witney

To find out more about the process involved with becoming a volunteer and the qualities sought, click here.