Day Centre and Service: 01865 251798 | Finance and Administration: 01865 728545

Get Involved


The Porch is open every day except Sunday. You can volunteer on Monday to Friday between 12noon until 2pm and 4pm until 7pm or Saturday from 12noon until 2pm.

You don’t have to have any special skill. You can be any age over 18 and from any background or ethnic group. You just have to be non-judgemental and interested in people. Training is given.

What’s involved?

Volunteers spend time talking and listening to Members. Sometimes you can be the only person who has given attention and time to a person that day or even that week. You might well hear some fascinating life-stories.

Assisting with the laundry, serving food, washing up and cleaning are all part of the role. You can also get involved in other ways by sharing any special skills or interests you may have.


Can I share my skills?

Yes. We run a variety of activities and outings for members including art, computers, sports activities, reading and writing group and fun days out. If you have an interest in any of these areas then our project workers will welcome your help and support.

Equally we are always open to new ideas so if there is an activity we are not doing at the moment that you would like to contribute to, please speak to our service manager.u may have.


Sign up!

01865 251 798

If you think you can help, please give us your name and a contact number. Come on VOLUNTEER and find out more about us!



The Porch Engagement & Development Coach: £25,000 – £29,000 (subject to experience), 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. Annual Leave: 23 days annual, plus bank holidays, 5% employer pension contributions. Available free parking. Please see full job description below:

The Porch Engagement and Development Coach – Job Description Apr2024

Please note, we will be assessing applications as they are submitted and may close this role should we find sufficient applicants with which to make our shortlist. As such, we would advise applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



Financial Help

One-off financial donations towards the work of The Porch are always very welcome. The different ways to donate are listed below.

By Post

If you would like to make a donation by post, please make your cheque payable to The Porch and send it to: Roger Lewins, The Porch, 139 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RL. If you are a tax payer you can increase the value of your gift to us by printing out and completing the donation form below and enclosing it with your cheque.

By Standing Order

However, standing orders provide us with a backbone of predictable, reliable income throughout the year. If you are at all able to support us in this way, please print out the donation form below and complete the standing order mandate (remembering to complete the Gift Aid section if you are a tax payer), returning it to:

Roger Lewins
The Porch
139 Magdalen Road
Oxford OX4 1RL

Giving Online

You can donate online using the link below to JustGiving or send a cheque to us at the address below. If you are a tax payer, it will increase the value of your gift if you print out and complete the donation form here and include it with your cheque. We are also delighted to receive CAF vouchers.

If you would like to discuss your donation or have questions about the funding of our work, contact Roger Lewins at

01865 728 545



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Fundraising & Finance Enquiries
01865 728545
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