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Volunteer in your local community

Be part of a global movement of people who won't live with poverty.

Join our vibrant network of campaigners and fundraisers who help raise money to save lives and campaign to speak out against injustice. Volunteer with like-minded Oxfam supporters working together to end the injustice of poverty.

You'll be part of a team of letter writers, gig organisers, climate change marchers, bucket shakers, fun runners, petition signers and fundraisers.

Your local fundraising group

Your local emergency collection team

Join the campaign network

Your local Oxjam

Your local Oxfam shop

Join an Oxfam fundraising group

Oxfam fundraising groups are changing lives, one great event at a time. Whether it's kayak rallies, chicken knitting, open gardens, Santa dashes, barn dances, together this year, our groups aim to raise over £270,000. That's enough to drill 12 bore hole water points, providing safe water for communities in Kenya and build 12 classrooms in Niger.

Get active in your local community, meet like minded people and change the world.

It's the unfairness that gets me... Everyone deserves a fighting chance. I help to raise money by holding coffee mornings, doing supermarket collections, car boot sales - whatever will encourage people to get together and have fun... and I know that the money raised helps.

- Juliette Fleming, Scotland Fundraising Group

Join an existing group

We already have some fabulous fundraising groups who would be delighted to hear from you if you live in the local area. For more details get in touch with your local Regional Fundraising Manager

Form your own fundraising group

If there isn't an existing fundraising group near you, there's nothing to stop you setting up your own. We'll give you all the support and advice you need to get started. Imagine what a difference you can make with a small group of dedicated people - after all, that's how Oxfam started back in 1942

Have you got the passion and drive to change lives? If so, get in touch with your local Regional Fundraising Manager

Volunteer for your local emergency collection

At any given time, Oxfam is responding to around 25 emergencies around the world. From food and shelter to clean water and sanitation, our disaster response experts are ready to respond 24 hours a day - able to deliver life-saving aid and support quickly.

Your time is precious - by donating just a few hours you can help raise vital funds. It's a truly great feeling knowing the difference you've made. If you would like to help us with a collection for our emergency appeals, our Regional Fundraising Managers will be able to help you.

Find emergency collections in your area

Volunteer as a school speaker

Oxfam School Speakers are fully trained volunteers who share their knowledge and passion with students. As a School Speaker, you can help bring a global dimension to life in the classroom. 

Our school speakers do 30-minute presentations suitable for assemblies or large groups, and one-hour workshops suitable for the classroom or smaller group settings. You'll be raising awareness of Oxfam's work and helping pupils and teachers learn, think and take action on global poverty issues.

Training is provided once a year and takes place in spring. The topics we cover include:

• What is Oxfam? 

• The Millennium Development Goals 

• Poverty 

• Health and education for all 

• The human impact of climate change

Volunteer for your local campaigns group

You can get involved with campaigning actions online or join a campaigning group locally. As an Oxfam campaigns volunteer you will influence politicians, businesses and the general public to improve people's lives around the world. There are Oxfam groups all over the country and they're always looking for fresh ideas and energy.

Find your local groups

Youth action groups/National youth board

Are you aged 18-25? Being a Youth Board member will help you build your skills in campaigning, communications and teamwork. You'll get an insider's look at a big UK charity and have the opportunity to be part of exciting events as a youth representative of Oxfam. 

Members of Oxfam's National Youth Board help shape the campaigning, training and awareness-raising projects on offer to 16-25s. The board is made up of 18 to 25-year-olds from across the UK, who receive training and support to act as a sounding board and think tank for Oxfam. 

Applications open in the spring and a new intake is appointed every summer.  Members commit to a minimum of two years on the board, with some staying involved for a third.

Oxfam also has a network of regional Youth Action Boards, made up of 16 to 18 year-olds, who develop campaigning projects and take action in their local area.

Email the Youth Team to learn more

Contact your local Oxfam office

Contact your local Oxfam office for details of local fundraising groups and collection teams, or enquire about starting your own:

South East England:
Ellie Hughes (Oxford, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire)
t. 07827 956230

Ben Ansell (Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Cambs, Norfolk and Suffolk)
t. 07825 218299

Ali Jinnah (West London and Surrey)
t. 07795 334072

Emma Crossley (East London, Hertfordshire and Essex)
t. 07795 335391

South West England:
Alice Byron (Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire)
t. 07584 207128

Chris Babb (Devon, Dorset and Cornwall)
t. 07795 343605

Ron Lodge (East Midlands)
t. 7795 333091

Adam Walker (Maternity cover for Jenna Wills) (West Midlands)
t. 07917 323538

North England:
Heather Walkington-Peak (North West)
t. 07787 180194

David Hewitt (North East)
t. 07968 308272

Harriet Roberts (Central)

Heather Walkington-Peak
t. 07787 180194

Please contact our central team

General enquiries:
t. 0300 200 1300