We’re on the hunt for friendly, kind and reliable people to volunteer as hosts for Open House. As a host, your role is to look after our public living room and make everyone feel welcome and at home.

We’re a public space that you don’t need to spend money to be in, a bizarrely simple concept that most people need a bit of help getting their heads around. As a host you’ll help people understand this by leading by example; relaxing, chatting, playing a game, doing a puzzle and drinking LOTS of tea.

If you’d like to do more, there are always a few DIY jobs. We’re also looking for a few people who could help with our communications and marketing; writing a blog, putting a few posters up around town or chipping in to our social media feeds. Our volunteers are key to our development and we’re always keen to hear your ideas or help you run activities in the shop.

We’re open Wednesday to Saturday 10-5. There are often times when no one is here and you are welcome to get on with work, read or just do your own thing. We’re a very child friendly space and if you’d like to volunteer with children then we would love that.

Ideally we would like a regular commitment of 3-4 hours p/week for a minimum of 2 months but we are entirely flexible to your needs and are happy to have people for less then this. Your first shift will always be with someone who has done it before.

If you’d like to know more, please email us hello@openhouseoxford.org