Get Involved

YoCO wouldn’t be the charity it is today without a strong network of supporters and volunteers. All equally important, they range from well-known companies such as Beard Construction to charitable foundations like The Mosawi Foundation to individuals like Pip who runs with the groups helping them to stay fit, and Lucy who helps organise the Buttercup Challenge

Would you consider joining us? Here are some ways you can be involved with YoCO - hover on each image…. (the list is endless though so please do get in touch if you think you have something to support YoCO with...!)

Could you share your skills to support the YoCO Programme...

Run music or drama workshops, or form a choir.

Run group sessions on money management.

Be a mentor for a Young Person: support with CV writing and interview tutorials.

Support a young person with their application for employment or further education.

Run fitness and healthy eating sessions.

Offer work experience to a YoCO young person.

Annual time commitment: as little or as much as you can offer!

Can you support the essential fund raising for YoCO...

Would you be able to organise a fund raising event? eg a fireworks night / tennis tournament / community choir / musical evening.

Do you organise a sport event where YoCO young people could help such as at bag drop or car parking? 

Do you run a community fair where YoCO could have a stall? 

Annual time commitment: as little or as much as you can offer!

Can you nominate YoCO

as your "Charity of the Year"

Do you have employees looking for volunteering opportunities outside of your company? Become a YoCO volunteer, supporting our programme and working with the young people.

Several Beards employees joined the YoCO programme and travelled to Kenya with a group.

 

Are you a school or business who is directly looking to support a local charity by fundraising? ​

 

Are you a business that could offer working experience or mentoring to our Alumni?

 

Annual time commitment: as little or as much as you can offer!

Would you like to become a YoCO Trustee...

 

Would you like to support and shape the work and strategic direction of YoCO, and make a significant difference to a vital service for young people in Oxfordshire?  Do you have the skills that we need to support the busy Trustee team?

 

Annual time commitment: 4 board meetings a year, attending YoCO fundraising events, support the YoCO Groups.

Could you volunteer to become a YoCO group leader and really make a difference to young people's lives...

You will be fully trained in the YoCO programme, safeguarding and first aid and support young people through an exciting 18 months, joining them on an overseas trip and residential UK excursions. You will get more from the experience than you could ever imagine!

 

Annual time commitment: 1½ hours a week during term time for 18 months, 5 day residential trip in UK, 10 day residential trip to Kenya.

 

Vacancies: Recruiting youth group leaders for YoCO Wantage Group (starting September 2021)

Can you support our events...

Run, cycle, hop, skip, jump, walk, kayak, swim... (or whatever takes your fancy), joining us in the Buttercup Challenge.

Or if you'd prefer to support -  willing marshals, timing stewards and a helpful team are always welcome , including cakes at the finishing line!

Annual time commitment: as little or as much as you can offer!

Could you...

Help with YoCO Social Media activity.

 

Provide &/or drive a minibus for an event.

 

Take photos for the website / at our events.

 

Work with the fundraising / events team; YoCO will be 5 next year and we plan to celebrate in style!

 

Support our Operations Manager with administrative work.

 

Annual time commitment: as little or as much as you can offer!

 

Vacancies: Social Media Assistant (1-2 hours a week from home, to manage social media posts)

It costs £2,000 for each young person, to fund them through the 18 month programme, including all residential trips. 

We are always grateful for direct donations, support for sponsoring a YoCO event or project (eg printing/publicity banners), participating in an event in aid of YoCO, donating equipment (eg old IT equipment), sponsoring a young person.

It costs £2,000 for each young person, to fund them through the 18 month programme, including all residential trips. 

 

We are always grateful for direct donations, support for sponsoring a YoCO event or project (e.g. printing / publicity banners), participating in an event in aid of YoCO, donating equipment( e.g. old IT equipment), or sponsoring a young person.