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Current volunteering opportunities

The following volunteering opportunities are currently available.
  • Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service – Rosehill and Abingdon

The PDPS team run exercise and education sessions for patients with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

We are looking for volunteers to help at the sessions by putting out and putting away equipment, taking the register and recording some personal information.

The sessions are fun and active and take place at the Rosehill Community Centre on Tuesday evenings and at the Abingdon Health and Well-Being Centre on Wednesday afternoons.

  • Minor Injuries Units – Abingdon, Henley and Witney
  • Out of Hours Units – Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Henley, Oxford and Witney
  • Emergency Multi-Disciplinary Units – Abingdon and Witney
  • Rapid Access Care Unit – Henley

We are looking for volunteers to assist patients attending our urgent care facilities across Oxfordshire. 

The role involves welcoming patients at the units, liaising with the administration and clinical teams to provide up-to-date information on waiting times, engaging patients in our I Want Great Care surveys, guiding and assisting patients to different departments (e.g. X-ray), and updating notice boards. 

You may also get involved with local administration if desirable.

  • OXSRAD – Blackbird Leys, Oxford

This role assists a peer support group for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and breathlessness. The group takes place at OXSRAD twice a month. 

The role involves welcoming members to the group, encouraging discussion, and liaising with OXSRAD about providing refreshments and signage. 

At present a nurse facilitates the group but this will pass to the more long-standing members of the group. Our volunteer will support them as needed.

  • Abingdon Community Hospital
This role involves engaging patients in activities before and after lunch.  The activities can be reading, talking, doing puzzles or other games, art, music or other similar activities. Experience or awareness of the impact of a stroke would be beneficial in this role. are unable to take on the overall care of patients and will correspond with your referring team about your ketamine treatment.

Gardening volunteers

We are looking for a keen and self-motivated gardener to help at the ward gardens.  Our gardens are well-maintained with volunteers keeping them beautiful for patients, visitors and staff, but we need more volunteers. Each gardener has their own area of focus and we provide equipment on site.

  • City Community Hospital, Fulbrook Centre, Oxford

  • Sandford Ward, the Fulbrook Centre, Oxford

We are looking for gardeners to help maintain and re-invigorate our gardens at the City Community Hospital and especially the sensory garden at Sandford Ward in Headington. The gardens are currently under-utilised by patients and their families and need some ongoing work to make them beautiful and welcoming.

Our volunteers need to be able do weeding, planting and general gardening with little direction, but needn’t do any heavy lifting, mowing or similar big jobs.

  • Warneford Hospital, Oxford

This role involves volunteering alongside the project manager to develop the therapeutic use of the Meadow and other areas on the Warneford site.

You will work outside and should expect to be hands-on with plants and trees.

We are reviewing other locations for gardening roles, so if you would like to help but live in another location, please get in touch.

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