Volunteering for NOA


NOA is largely run by volunteers for the local community. The volunteer team is diverse and extremely friendly.  


NOA is able to offer all it does because of the generosity of the volunteers who help out in the following areas. 


The Welcome Desk: Staffed by helpers doing two-hour shifts, weekly or fortnightly.

The Coffee Bar: Staffed by helpers doing doing two-hour shifts, weekly or fortnightly.

Neighbourly Help: Volunteer visitors for the housebound and those in need of support or companionship



NOA is always looking for new volunteers. The following are specifically required, but there is always room for volunteers with new ideas. Training and support given for any role.  

Coffee bar volunteers needed

Coffee bar - run by volunteers on a 2-hour shift once a week or more. Volunteers serve snacks and drinks through the hatch to passers-by or to people who prefer to come in and sit in the sunny coffee bar area, where there are always fresh flowers on the tables!

Training given

Neighbourly Help Coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed volunteer to help manage the NOA Neighbourly Help Scheme with our centre manager. This free service matches up requests from local people with Neighbourly Help volunteers for support with shopping, getting to appointments or having a regular visit for some company. The role involves liaising with the Neighbourly Help volunteers, interviewing volunteers, and helping coordinate requests with volunteers.

Neighbourly Help

Volunteers visit local people, help with shopping, light gardening, driving to hospital visits - if you have an hour or so to spare or can offer an occassional lift to someone who is unable to drive, please contact NOA. Click here for further information about Neighbourly Help 

Committee Members 

There are plenty of opportunities to become involved in the planning and development of NOA. If you are interested in joining as a committee member on one of NOA's committees, please get in touch. Newcomers with enthusiasm and energy very welcome.

Welcome Desk volunteers needed

Welcome Desk - run by volunteers on a 2-hour shifts Weekly or fortnightly. Volunteers have a friendly greeting, check room bookings, answer queries. Here you can add a short description.

Messy Play

Help run a Messy and Sensory Play session at the Pavilion. This is run by NOA and Sunnymead Minnows (Cutteslowe Community Association and Cutteslowe School).  Sessions run on Fridays 10-12noon. Contact leanne.mcclements@cutteslowe.oxon.sch.uk if you are interested. 

Hospitality Volunteer Form
If you would like to volunteer on the NOA front desk or in the coffee bar please fill in this form and email to info@northoxfordassociation.org.uk
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Neighbourly Help Volunteer Form
If you would like to volunteer to help in our Neighbourly help team please fill in this form and email to neighbour@northoxfordassociation.org.uk
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Other Volunteer Roles

  • Writing for the NOA newsletter, NOA News
  • Cooking and preparing lunches for NOA members (training given)
  • Publicity and Marketing 

Please ask at the Welcome Desk or contact the office if you are interested in volunteering. You will be welcomed with open arms!