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There are lots of different reasons why people volunteer – but they all say the same thing; it's one of the most rewarding experiences you can have.

You could;

  • Help out at an event,
  • Organise an after work running group, 5-a-side football league or even rounders in the park!
  • Perhaps you have IT, marketing, administration, fundraising or management skills you could use to support your local club

Join In - National Olympic Volunteering Legacy Programme

At the heart of every village, town and city is a network of grassroots sports clubs and community groups – and the vast majority of them rely on the generosity, skill and energy of an army of volunteer supporters and helpers.

Building on the Olympic Games Makers, the aim of Join In is to match these clubs and groups with the thousands of people of all ages and experiences around the UK, who are looking to find rewarding, fun and interesting ways to make a difference locally.

Big Help Out

BBC Get Inspired & Join In have launched the #BigHelpOut, a campaign to get 10,000 new volunteers into grassroots sport. Boost your community & sign up today!

Get into Coaching

Coaching is a great way to express your passion for a sport. Get actively involved instead of standing on the side-line. Help people of all ages in your community benefit from an active lifestyle.

National Citizen Service

Aged 15-17? Consider National Citizen Service

If you're in year 11 or 12 (age equivalent 15 – 17 years old) then you could benefit from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. Sure to improve your confidence, communication, leadership and team building skills this once in a life time opportunity is an amazing experience for sport minded individuals and teams. Get involved and make new friends or bring your team mates along with you. You'll be taking part in physically challenging residentials, including activities such as surfing, rock climbing, caving. Helping community causes in different ways, such as raising money for a local sports club in fun and creative ways.

For further information please contact a member of the NCS team on: ncs@oxfordshire.gov.uk or 01865 328200

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Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Sugar Smart
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Sugar Smart


SUGAR SMART is a campaign run by Sustain. We help local authorities, organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all consume.

Anyone can pledge to become SUGAR SMART – from councils and schools to restaurants, hospitals and independent companies.

Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

If you're struggling with your mental health, you're not alone: 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.