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.