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Volunteering at Oxford House
If you are currently sat at home, looking for a reason to get out of bed before midday, almost bored to death of binge watching the same couple of episode of Friends that you have seen 30 times in the last 2 weeks alone, or if you simply just want to try something new and want a change of scenery then volunteering at Oxford House is for you. With an array of roles that you could volunteer in, in a thriving and vibrant community in Bethnal Green, where you have the flexibility to choose the hours you would like to volunteer and also gain many invaluable skills for life. This seems almost too good an opportunity to pass up doesn’t it?? The answer is yes, yes it does.
Volunteering can feel like a daunting task, especially right before your first day! There are many reasons why you may feel nervous, such as not knowing what your exact role is, not knowing if people will treat you like you are a part of the team not to mention thenumerous other things that could potentially go wrong. Oxford House however, is completely different.
Of course there is still the initial worry, but this is lessened through the friendliness that is conveyed even through the e-mails. Furthermore, as soon as you walk in through the doors you are met with a friendly and warm smile at reception which sets the tone for how the organisation is run and the kind of people working here. After making your way through reception you are met with even more friendly faces who are all eager to help and introduce themselves making you feel like you are part of the community in Oxford House straight away, and it is just that, a community of diverse people. Everything is very organised and seamless and it is immediately obvious to see why Oxford House has so many volunteers, and why volunteers love volunteering here, and how they are co-dependent on each other.
Go on! Try it. You might even like it…
By Thufayel Ahmed, Oxford House volunteer