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Free market stalls for voluntary groups on Thame Market Community Day - 18 July 2013

Market traders in Thame are saying thank you to their community by offering free stalls to local community and voluntary groups and charities for the day on Tuesday 20 August. Read more

Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards 2013 shortlist announced - 8 July 2013
25 of the county’s outstanding charities and community projects have been shortlisted for a special accolade at the prestigious Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards 2013, sponsored by Integration Technology. 41 individual volunteers will also be honoured for their dedication and inspirational work. Read more

Community and voluntary groups encouraged to talk to Thames Valley PCC - 21 June 2013
Community and voluntary groups across the Thames Valley region are being urged to join the Safer Future Communities Network and join in the discussions with Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld. Read more

Voluntary sector urged to sign up to new Charter - 24 May 2013

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) is urging organisations that work with volunteers to sign up for the new Oxfordshire Valuing Volunteers Charter. The call comes during Volunteers' Week (1-7 June 2013), which is a celebration of the thousands of people who offer their time, experience, knowledge or skills without financial gain. Read more

Learning as an adult opens new doors - 17 May 2013

Learning new skills later in life can help make a positive change in your community, says Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) during Adult Learners’ Week (18-24 May). Read more

Nominations close soon for the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards 2013 - 9 May 2013
Time is running out to nominate the county’s charities and volunteers for a special honour at the prestigious Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards 2013, sponsored by Integration Technology Ltd. Read more

Charities brush up on marketing skills - 9 May 2013

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) is holding a training session for voluntary sector organisations to help them brush up on their marketing skills. Read more

Nominate now for the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards 2013 - 26 April 2013

Shout about the fantastic work of the county’s charities and volunteers by nominating them for a special honour at the prestigious Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards 2013, sponsored by Integration Technology Ltd. Read more

Pensioner packs a punch to Parkinson’s - 11 April 2013

A 73 year old Oxfordshire man has posted his third song on YouTube in time for Parkinson’s Awareness Week (15 to 21 April). Read more

Henley gears up to recruit volunteers - 28 March 2013

Henley-on-Thames Town Council and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) are encouraging local people to go along to a Volunteers’ Fair on Saturday 27 April, to find out how they can get involved in their community. Read more

Inspiring communities to make a difference - 22 February 2013

Communities in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to kick start projects that will make a difference to people living in or visiting the area. OCVA and Oxfordshire Rural Community Council (ORCC) are working together to encourage people to inspire each other and take steps to improve their villages and market towns. Read more

Networking event for voluntary groups in South & Vale - 22 February 2013

Local voluntary and community groups are being given the chance to keep up to date with local sector news, develop their skills and find out about funding opportunities at a free networking forum. Read more

Funding fair for voluntary groups in West Oxfordshire - 22 February 2013

Voluntary and community groups looking for grants to help with their activities are invited to an early evening Funding Fair on Tuesday 5 March, 5-8pm, in the committee rooms at the West Oxfordshire District Council offices on Wood Green, Witney. Read more

Celebrating Oxford’s student volunteers - 7 February 2013

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) is celebrating the county’s hard working student volunteers during National Student Volunteering Week (11-16 February). OCVA commemorates its 80th anniversary this year and because of the unique position of having two renowned universities and a number of further education colleges across the county, sees a healthy interest in volunteering from the vibrant student population. Read more

Voluntary and community evening funding sessions in South & Vale - 7 February 2013
Voluntary and community groups in Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can benefit from free advice on funding and development at two special surgeries run by Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA). Free one-to-one sessions are open to existing groups and those thinking about starting a new community group – booking essential. Read more

 

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