We’re entering our final two-months at Open House and we’re in need of some more volunteers to keep the energy going until we close our doors on the 26th October. We’ve lost a few volunteers to the transience of Oxford recently and we’re in need of some sparky new faces to make the final period as great as possible.

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.

We are open from Wednesday to Saturday and we have two shifts a day; 10 – 1.30 and 1.30 to 5. We love it when people can commit to a weekly slot but less frequent or more sporadic help is also hugely appreciated.

If you’d like to know more then email us and we’ll get you along for an hour-long induction where we’ll tell you more about the project and what the role entails.

If you don’t feel able to offer your own time then how about helping us out by telling a friend instead? We’d be happy for you to pass this message on to anyone who might be able to help.

If you’d like to know more, or register your interest then please email us hello@openhouseoxford.org