Oxford Open Doors
Join our friendly team of volunteers who help us each year to run Oxford Open Doors.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with Oxford’s exciting heritage and get behind its closed doors whilst helping our visitors to discover secrets and treasures which are usually hidden away, all while enjoying the weekend yourself!
Roles range from acting as stewards at venues, to bucket shaking, to giving information to visitors. You can spend a morning, an afternoon or the whole weekend in interesting, historic and scenic buildings and outside spaces – with no prior knowledge needed.
If you are interested in volunteering in 2022, contact Shona on 01865 242918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always looking for help with our work. From labelling envelopes and helping with Appeals and membership, through to assisting prepare for Oxford Open Doors and volunteer opportunities with our land parties, we are always happy to hear from you. We have plenty of smiles, tea and the odd chocolate biscuit or two – so if you can spare some time and some skills please get in touch with Ros at email@example.com
We have a limited number of volunteer opportunities for students, work experience and general volunteers – keep an eye on our website.
Come and join our friendly teams to carry out practical land management tasks on OPT’s nature reserves. All levels of experience are welcome. Work is very seasonal, and all training and safety equipment is provided. Our regular work parties are at:
Wolvercote Lakes – on the first Friday every month
Heyford Meadows – on the third Thursday every month
We also have work parties on other OPT sites at Boars Hill, the Kennington Memorial Field, Simons' Land and in Iffley, in partnership with the Abingdon Green Gym, Oxford Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Iffley Village.
Are you thinking about doing something different for your next team building event? Does your organisation provide practical help to local charities? Oxford Preservation Trust welcomes corporate volunteers and we can arrange a day of practical land management tasks to suit your requirements. Please ring Ros on 01865 242918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whilst you are here?
We are asking those of you who are interested in Oxford Open Doors to help make sure that it can come back fully next year and for FREE.
Oxford Open Doors is your chance to get behind Oxford’s closed doors to celebrate our wonderful City as we invite you in to the colleges and university buildings together with a range of the City’s other varied and hidden heritage across gown and town.
The OPT team put together the programme and want to keep it free by raising the money needed to put it on with all the of work organising, health and safety, advertising, printed material, website etc.
Like many other charities Covid-19 has had a huge impact and we have seen our income fall, but we are determined to bring Oxford Open Doors back in 2021 and we are asking you to support so please JOIN now or DONATE.
‘Did you know OPT kept all our green spaces open for everyone to enjoy throughout the lockdown.’
Your support will mean that we can:
• Run Oxford Open Doors in 2021 and keep it free to everyone.
• Look after OPTs 1,000 acres of green space, making it publicly accessible, and all free of charge
• Help us to support local specialist heritage contractors working on heritage at risk.
• Help us to champion good design and planning at a time of pressure to change across Oxford/Oxfordshire.
• Support our education and outreach work for young people, including our award winning education scheme at Oxford Castle & Prison.
THANK YOU SO MUCH - knowing that we have your support means a great deal.