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Oxfordshire mental health charity looking for volunteers

2 June 2016

As the UK marks Volunteers’ Week, an Oxfordshire-wide mental health charity is calling out for more volunteers.

Volunteering opportunities in Oxfordshire

Restore, supported by housing provider Sanctuary Housing, has a range of volunteering opportunities available for people across Oxfordshire to support those with mental health issues.

The charity provides a range of support services, from coaching and help with recovery, through to gardening, carpentry, cooking and even running a shop.

Volunteering for Restore gives people the chance to share their ideas, learn new skills and offer much needed support in roles including recovery coach, café volunteer, opportunity project volunteer and fundraising volunteer.

Staff from the Banbury branch of Restore, based at The Orchard on Calthorpe Street, will have a stall in the Castle Quays shopping centre in Banbury on Thursday 23 June where people can find out more about the charity and volunteering opportunities.

“We help people to change their lives”

Sue, a Banbury Restore volunteer, said: “I didn’t realise how rewarding working with Restore could be. I’ve learned new skills, faced new challenges and had great support. I really feel we help people to change their lives” 

“Help develop volunteers’ skills”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “Our funding to Restore goes towards helping the charity’s service at the Orchard in Banbury, which offers such an important service to local people.

“Our aim is to support local residents, ensuring they live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. Restore is such a vital resource for the community and not only will volunteering for the charity make a huge difference to people’s lives but it will be rewarding and help develop volunteers’ skills.”

To find out more about volunteering for Restore, email volunteer@restore.org.uk or call 0845 250 0518.

What is Volunteers’ Week?

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-12 June 2016.


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