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On the 2 June 2022, the volunteers of Cogges Heritage Trust were awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Designed to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities, and equivalent to an MBE, it is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Would you like to make a difference in your local community, learn new skills or take on a new challenge? Perhaps volunteering for Cogges could be a good choice for you. We have over 160 volunteers that support the running of Cogges and it's their enthusiasm and knowledge that helps to make Cogges such a wonderful place to visit. With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other funders, Cogges is increasing the number of opportunities to volunteer.

Current volunteer vacancies

Cooking/Baking Volunteer 

Education Volunteer

Evaluation Team Volunteer 

Garden Volunteer

Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

Oral History Editor Volunteer

Oral History Interviewer Volunteer

Oral History Transcriber Volunteer

Welcome Desk Volunteer

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of these volunteering opportunities, please download and complete our Volunteer Application Form and email it to volunteering@cogges.org.uk. We'll be in contact shortly with any feedback.

 

Flexibility

Volunteers come from all around Oxfordshire and cover a wide range of ages and interests. People offer their time for many different reasons: learning new skills or passing on knowledge to keep traditions alive; gaining confidence and skills for work; feeling valuable and active, and ensuring future generations can continue to enjoy Cogges. 

Make new friends

Time spent volunteering is very flexible, and fits around you. You would be joining a large, friendly team and can contribute to a range of areas or focus on one. Volunteers are offered discounts in the shop and cafe, events and workshops. There is an active social diary with get togethers and trips throughout the year.

Cogges is like one large family - the staff and other volunteers are friendly and helpful, doing this gives me a sense of being useful and giving something back to the community - Dot McGuiness

Meet the volunteers

Find our more about some of our roles and how volunteering at Cogges has made a real difference.

Corporate volunteering

If you can offer professional development to our staff, support or sponsor our events or would like to hold a team away day on the farm, please get in touch to see how we can work with your business.