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We are committed to offering high quality volunteer opportunities for young people, that provide new experiences , connect them to their local community and develop transferable skills which will support their journey into further education and employment. We will;

  • Provide a clear pathway for young people aged 14+ to take their first steps into volunteering with Oxfam
  • Introduce leadership roles for young people, empowering , training and supporting them to take responsibility and develop their skills.
  • Develop an award and recognition scheme that celebrates the contribution that young people make.
  • Showcase the benefits of youth volunteering amongst Oxfam staff, providing guidance and encouragement to better support young volunteers.
  • Offer flexible volunteering roles that can fit around young people’s study, work and social lives.
  • Develop communications targeted at young volunteers
  • Continue to seek out new partnerships that can help engage young people to volunteer with Oxfam
  • Encourage more Duke of Edinburgh Award participants to undertake their volunteering in our shops.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”