When: 11/12/2018 - 11/12/2019 Where: Working from home Contact: Oxfam Open Volunteer Spots: 25

Volunteer as an Oxfam Representative and become part of a movement of people who won’t live with poverty. You’ll share your love and enthusiasm for Oxfam by delivering talks and learning activities in your local community. From schools to churches, youth groups to Oxfam shops, the possibilities are endless! You’ll be given fantastic training and have great support along the way. If you have the confidence to speak in public and want to inspire others to create lasting change then we want to hear from you.

About Oxfam: South West England (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Avon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Channel Islands)

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are also needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive. We will always act, we will speak out, and we won’t live with poverty.

What are they looking for?

It is desirable that volunteers will possess some or all the following skills:

Excellent communication skills and the confidence to speak in public
Flexible and independent approach
Commitment to Oxfam’s aims and values and an interest in Oxfam’s work
Passion and enthusiasm about the promotion of Oxfam
Experience of working with young people and community groups would be desirable but not essential
Basic understanding of global issues
Experience of using PowerPoint to deliver presentations

Practical Considerations

You must be able to:

Attend training
Adhere to Oxfam’s volunteering, safeguarding and child protection policy
Comply with an enhanced DBS check (previously CRB) through Oxfam’s preferred provider
Travel within your local area – we will cover your expenses
Evaluate and feedback on the success of talks and activities completed
Ideally you will be able to deliver a minimum of 6 talks per year
As an Oxfam Representative you will visit schools, Oxfam shops, and adult / youth groups in your local area to deliver talks on the work of Oxfam. You may be asked to deliver interactive activities about:

The work of Oxfam
Climate Change
Women’s rights
Refugee rights
You will also:

Assess how each talk has gone and always look for ways to improve
Be invited to carry out talks and activities when requests are received in your area and communicate with Oxfam Representative Coordinator to accept or decline them
Generate requests from schools and community groups in your local area using the support and guidance from Oxfam
Inspire people to join Oxfam’s movement to end global poverty
Inform schools and youth organisations about the fantastic support and resources offered by Oxfam
Use your creative skills to adjust your talk to suit different types of audience
Keep up to date with new resources and be contacted regularly by the schemes coordinator

Oxfam will support the volunteers with:

A comprehensive training course to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and techniques required to deliver inspirational talks
Practical materials, guidelines, and useful information to help you deepen your understanding of Oxfam and the issues your workshops will cover
Ongoing support from the Oxfam Representatives Coordinator and other staff members
Volunteers will:

Be contributing towards Oxfam’s goal of a building a just world without poverty
Be able to build skills, confidence and experience in effective communication and facilitation techniques working with various groups
Have the opportunity to represent a leading development agency in its public engagement work
Have the cost of your travel reimbursed

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