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Getting involved

Oxford Friends of the Earth is a thriving and effective local group that has been active for over 40 years. Our purpose is to work together to promote a healthy and sustainable environment

Oxford Friends of the Earth exists and works because people put their time into making things happen together.  We are campaigning on environmental issues and promoting solutions to the climate crisis. We are all volunteers. Our current main areas of concern are climate change, transport, trees and air pollution.

So why not join us? You can sign up for our free monthly mailing by clicking HERE

Climate Action: volunteer roles with Oxford Friends of the Earth

2022 – time to make a difference to the climate crisis.

Despite all the energy went into work on the COP26 conference, the reality for 2022 is that we need to work just as hard – or harder – this year to ensure that we make real and effective moves towards a zero carbon society. Volunteer action can have a real impact and there is a lot we can do.

You can get involved in many ways.  We have a monthly general meeting where we discuss current issues and plan our work. Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month 7.30-9.00 pm. These are normally at the at Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford. Everyone is welcome!

Right now Oxford Friends of the Earth needs people to help with what we do – to help make our group work well and to build successful campaigns. Can you help us make the difference this year?

Some roles are here below. Our volunteers vary from people putting in a couple of hours a month to those working on specific topics that might involve a few hours each week.

The issues:

We are always keen to hear from people who’d like to help with our work on

  • Climate policy and campaigning

This is at the core of our work – both nationally and locally – and there’s lots we can do.

  • Transport policy work

Do you want to see Oxfordshire have a better public transport system, better cycling and walking facilities, and a transport plan that will take us to net zero carbon?

  • Local Planning issues

Oxfordshire is under pressure from new roads, new settlements etc. We welcome people who can monitor new plans and developments, work with other groups and help us work out where and how we can make a difference.

  • Air Pollution

It’s a big problem and we are working on it, and there’s more to be done.

Making it happen!

Successful campaigning depends on a solid base.  We are seeking people to help with:

  • Membership and supporter work

We have over 1800 people on our supporter list, but we’d like more. We are looking for someone to help welcome new members and keep our supporter list up to date.

  • Community outreach

In 2022 we’d like to run workshops with community groups who’ve not been very involved with the climate crisis, to hear their ideas and to create a more diverse climate movement.

  • Social media and our website

We have Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. We’d welcome people who’d like to help us make all these more effective, and link to our newsletter and website. We are keen to find someone who has some web skills (the site works on ‘Wordpress’) who would like to make our site look better and work with other volunteers to keep it up to date.

If any of these roles interest you do please get in touch. Email Chris at  climate@oxfoe.co.uk  and we can set up a phone call to discuss this.

We can offer training and support on the systems we use and also on the various campaigns and issues we work on. Enthusiasm is more important than skills or experiences!

We also have Working Groups on:

These groups have their own mailing lists and meet regularly – email for further information.

If you sign up to receive our monthly newsletter you’ll be kept informed on what we are doing (email bulletin@oxfoe.co.uk).

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