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giving help

This page shows ways you can help other people in Eynsham. If you can help, contact the people direct. If you want to put up a notice, contact us.

Giving your time and skill

If you want to give some of your time or skill - Timebank matches the skills and time of volunteers to people and organisations who might need them. You can even do Virtual Volunteering, using your computer as a way of helping. As they say, "You get more out than you put in." Have a look at the Changing Streets section for inspiration on the sort of thing that can be done (type Changing Streets into the Search box on the Timebank Website).

Crimestoppers – If you have any information about any crime phone Crimestoppers – your call is free, you do not have to identify yourself, and you may receive a reward: Phone 0800 555 111 – It’s safe to talk

West Oxfordshire Citizen Advocacy supports volunteer advocates working with their partners to represent the views and wishes of those who are unable to speak for themselves. If you could help Phone 01993 704 826 or e-mail.

Eynsham Area Waste Watchers – is working to improve your local environment. Aims are to find other uses for unwanted items; help find the best way to reduce rubbish produced; setting up composts; creating projects involving the whole community. The Group runs a twice-yearly Swap Shop, where you can bring unwanted items, and take away other people's - all for free. Further details from Liz Bickley 884 496

volunteering opportunities has a database of local volunteering opportunities - type in your postcode to see.

Oxfordshire Community Action (OCVA) is the main umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Oxfordshire. It can help both individual volunteers and also businesses and organisations which want volunteer help.

The National Centre for Volunteering is a "portal" to other organisations through which you can volunteer

Third World volunteers
Links to organisations with volunteering opportunities in the Third World.

Virtual volunteering
For people who want to help without leaving their home. You can do Web research for a good cause, give advice online, help create databases or websites, and so on.

Help children learn to read with Volunteer Reading Help. So far 2,600 people have helped 8,000 children.

Older people
Reach matches retired executives and professionals with productive and rewarding voluntary work. 020 7582 6543


recycling used printer cartridges

The Scouts Recycling Appeal can make money for the new Scout hut by recycling used printer cartridges - and old mobile phones (the environment benefits too, because dumped materials cause landfill pollution, and recycling saves energy and resources).

Laser and inkjet cartridges are found in printers, fax machines and desktop copiers in homes and offices. Please bring yours - and any old mobile phones -to our collection box at:

15 old Witney Road, Eynsham, or use the cartridge drop-off points, which we have set up at New House, Home Farm, Mill Street (courtyard next to W S Surplus Supplies) or the Scout Hut, Back Lane, Eynsham on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.

Further information from R T Robinson 88O 253.

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16-24 yrs - share some of your time with someone with a learning disability

Vox is an exciting young persons Millennium Volunteers project who supports 16-24 year olds to volunteer in their local communities. We support young people who have a learning disability and also support young people to volunteer alongside people with a learning disability. All expenses and training provided. We have over 120 volunteers working on some really exciting projects. Including building friendships, setting up groups for young people with asphergers, sporting activities etc.

This is the chance to build on what you're into - get a nationally recognised MV award (which employers value on a CV).

contact Donna or Nicola - 01993 779 725