Volunteer

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CPRE Oxfordshire is passionate about making the countryside a better place for everyone to enjoy. Our team of volunteers inspire people to care for and enjoy the benefits of the countryside wherever they live.

Volunteering with us is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with a dynamic organisation championing environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainable transport, water quality and access to green space.

By volunteering with us you’ll be helping to find positive solutions for the issues facing the countryside and the environment. By applying your skills and experience you can make a real difference and be a central part of a friendly and passionate charity.

With your support we can do even more!

There are lots of ways you could help, please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.

For an informal chat about the roles below or volunteering generally please get in touch with Helen Marshall, Director of CPRE Oxfordshire.
Call 07791 376365 or email director@cpreoxon.org.uk


District Chair – Oxford

Whilst CPRE has both members and volunteers within the City area, we have been without a formal City-based district committee for a number of years.  We are now keen to re-establish this group and are looking for a dynamic chairperson to help us achieve this.  There are others willing to participate, but we need someone able to provide the necessary leadership to guide and co-ordinate activity. 

Activities involve:

  • Organising and chairing District Committee meetings.
  • Helping to build and maintain a strong local committee, with the right balance of people and skills to cover the geographical area and CPRE’s activities
  • Helping to work towards the right development in the right place, by enabling the group to monitor and respond as appropriate to planning applications in the area, keeping abreast of issues, and participating in any review of local planning policy.
  • Maintaining good communications between the District and CPRE Oxfordshire branch as a whole including representing the District on our county-wide Branch Executive Committee. *
  • Being an advocate for the charity – representing CPRE at meetings, liaising with other conservation and community groups and the local authority, and talking about our work to the public.
  • Supporting the Branch’s positive campaigning on issues such as Green Belt and hedgerows.
  • Supporting / inputting to the Branch’s proactive work with diverse communities to increase access to and engagement with the countryside.

As well as a network of volunteers, there is a small but strong staff team based at a County level providing support to all our District Chairs.

Interested?
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Planning Volunteers – Bicester and Surrounding Villages

This role involves being aware of factors affecting the countryside or green spaces in your local area and helping us to suggest solutions and improvements through the planning system . You’ll keep an eye on local planning applications and developments and alert us to them. You’ll also help to investigate them further to gather the facts so we can respond appropriately.  

Our friendly team will provide you with training and support to develop in your role. You’ll gain valuable skills and experience in the planning process for a range of different developments.

Interested?
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Treasurer – CPRE West Oxfordshire

Although the sums involved may be small, we still need a Treasurer to help us count our pennies and make them work hard for us.  

If you can keep basic financial records and manage a bank account, have an interest in countryside matters and can spare just an hour or two a month, we’d really love to hear from you!

Interested?
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