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Are you 18-23 years old?

Fancy being a member of  Oxfam’s National Youth Board?

Being a member will give you the power to shape Oxfam’s campaigning, training and awareness-raising projects with young people! You will develop new skills in campaigning, communications and teamwork. You’ll get an insider’s look at a big UK charity and have the opportunity to be part of exciting events as a youth representative of Oxfam.

Key responsibilities:

  • Advise Oxfam on youth engagement plans and activities: This is likely to include: helping to develop new ideas for projects and events; giving feedback about the overall plan for the year; helping them to evaluate their activities.
  • Contribute to national communications: This is likely to include: writing blogs for their youth website, writing articles for magazines or emails; advising on how Oxfam communicate with 16-25s in particular.
  • Help to train and support other young people to explore global issues: This is likely to include: helping to train members of Oxfam’s regional groups; providing advice to young people who are interested in learning about or campaigning on global issues; sharing information with people at your college, university or workplace.

Skills and competencies

They’re actively looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds to join Oxfam Youth Boards.

  • An enthusiasm to get involved in Oxfam’s campaigning work: No previous experience of campaigning is required and you don’t have to know lots about international issues. What you do need is a genuine enthusiasm to learn about both.
  • A proactive, get-up-and-go approach : Campaigning is about getting things moving, making things happen and having an impact, so they’re looking for people with natural get-up-and-go and a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Excellent teamwork skills: You’ll work with staff, volunteers and other members of Oxfam Youth Boards so you’ll need to be able to show them you understand how to work with others in an effective way.
  • Good communications skills: They will work with you to develop your communication skills further, but you’ll need to already be comfortable thinking about different audiences, how to get a message across, and speak and write well about difficult issues (e.g. climate change).
  • Experience of being involved with Oxfam or a similar organisation: Experience being involved with Oxfam before is desirable but not essential (e.g. as a volunteer, campaigner or member of a regional youth board). If you’re new to Oxfam, you’ll need previous involvement with a charity or organisation which can inform your views on how Oxfam might engage young people (e.g. involvement with UK Youth Parliament or an Amnesty group).

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • Your chance to help change the world and make a real difference to people living in poverty and suffering worldwide.
  • A voice in Oxfam and its work
  • A role as a member of your local group but also as part of the wider Oxfam community
  • The chance to have fun and develop your skills with a team of inspiring people
  • The unique opportunity to develop existing skills, gain experience in campaigning and learn more about one of world’s leading charities
  • The opportunity to meet new people
  • An enhanced CV
  • Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed where agreed.

Application deadline:

Wednesday 15th June 2011

To apply, click on the link:


Creative Circles

Art workshops at Purley Festival

27th June – 3rd July 2011

Creative Circles are offering fun and colourful Art Workshops as part of the Purley Festival.

  Art workshops are on offer for all children aged between 5yrs and 15yrs, and we would especially like to invite with children with special educational needs.

The art workshops will be held at Laleham Lea School, Entrance at 29 Peaks Rise, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3JJ for the week during the Purley festival,

On 28th Tues, 29th Wed, 30th Thurs, 31st Fri at 3.15pm – 6.15pm.

Finale 3rd July workshops open to public at the Rotary Fields on Brighton Road.

Times: Workshop 1 @ 10.30am -12.30pm

                 Workshop 2 @ 1.30-2.30pm

                 Workshop 3@ 3pm -5pm

Cost:  £3.00 per session

                                Book now to avoid disappointment                              


Creative Circles

Recruiting volunteers to take part in ASDAN Accredited Training Programme. Enrolling now !

Calling for Volunteers to make a difference and get involved!

  We are looking for volunteer art assistants, and volunteers to help with our other projects: volunteer- administration, volunteer- fundraising and marketing.

Our mission: Creative Arts in the Community

“Provision of inclusive, high quality tailor-made arts programmes, to enable children and young people particularly those with special educational needs, to express themselves creatively, and to build self-esteem and a sense of social belonging.”

Creative Circles offering training for:

·        Arts Volunteers 

·        Admin volunteers

We are looking for 20 volunteers who would like to take up a FREE 10 week ASDAN accredited training programme.  The training is for volunteers who are interested in art and working with children, with inclusion for children with special educational needs.  We are looking for candidates who can commit to 1 day a week for 10 weeks, with 100 hours support the children at our art club.  Successful candidates will receive a ASDAN qualification Community Volunteering Certificate.


Phone: 0774 0165 987


Are you a member of the Muslim community?

Do you live/work in Croydon?

The Asian Youth Alliance (AYA) need your help!

They need to find members of the Muslim community that can tell them about their stories of living in Croydon in the 40s,50s,60s,70s, 80s and 90s (and if possible, even earlier!)

The Asian Youth Alliance (AYA ) is working with the Museum of Croydon and Croydon’s Local Studies Library to research the history and heritage of the Muslim community in Croydon. They’re looking for members of the Muslim community to take part in a heritage project, crucial for producing archive material to be deposited with the Local Studies Library.

The main aim of the project is to collect stories of the early experiences of the Muslim community in Croydon,  (through recorded oral history interviews) and uncover the history behind the establishment of the mosques and Islamic centres. This is an opportunity to enrich Croydon’s archives with material and accounts from the Muslim community; and to put together a first-hand record of what it was like for the first, second and now third generation of Muslims in the Croydon. 

They believe it is really important that minority communities’ stories and histories are recorded and deposited in public archives. They have discovered that there is very little material with regards to the Muslim community within the Croydon archives, and they have developed this project in partnership with the Museum of Croydon and Croydon’s Local History Library with the intention of adding material to the archives. The project will culminate in an exhibition at the Museum of Croydon which will take place over Ramadan (August) 2011, with an accompanying website. They hope the exhibition and website will attract the wider community and help with cross-cultural understanding.

They hope to record interviews of the Muslim community and collect material – old photographs, film-footage (home/wedding/corporate videos), and other memorabilia (old flyers, posters, receipts, letters, post cards etc.) that can help tell this tale.

As young people are always at the heart of what they do, young people have been trained by the British Library / Oral History Society to conduct and record the oral history interviews. So please do not be surprised if you are contacted or interviewed by a young person and please be patient with them. This is part of their intergenerational element of the project and hope it will assist in passing down stories and experiences from generation to generation. (They have volunteering opportunities to take on some more young people to assist with this project so if you know of a young person that is interested in journalism, film-making, photography, history, events management or would just benefit from participating on this project, then please get in touch).

This is a great opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the preservation of Muslim history and heritage in Croydon and the UK. The material produced from this project will be archived and available for all to research and study for generations to come.

If you are Muslim and have been living and/or working in Croydon for over 10 years and are willing to share your story or know someone that is, (or know a young person that would benefit from participating on this project), then please contact the team:

email:, or

or call/text: 07887 616 555.



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