Get involved

Volunteer with Oxford Preservation Trust and play a vital role in looking after some of Oxford's most special places. Whether you want to help maintain our green spaces or welcome visitors during Oxford Open Doors, there is something for everyone. We are very grateful to everyone who gives their time to help protect what makes Oxford special.

"Volunteering for Oxford Open Doors was a brilliant experience. I really enjoyed working with the OPT Team & seeing the huge effort that they, the venues & volunteers put in to deliver this amazing event for Oxford - I have already signed up for next year!"

Volunteer on our Green Spaces

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 and Heyford Meadows – on the third Thursday every month. We also have work parties on other OPT sites at Boars Hill, Larkins Lane field, Kennington Memorial Field, Simons' Land and in Iffley, in partnership with the Abingdon Green Gym, Oxford Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Iffley Village.  

A group of people drinking coffee standing in a field

Volunteer at Oxford Open Doors

Do you want to explore Oxford’s hidden treasures and explore behind closed doors? Join our friendly team of volunteers who help us 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 discover secrets and treasures, all while enjoying a lovely weekend.  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.

Two volunteers with donation buckets at Magdalen College

Hear from volunteer Tracy