Woodcote Volunteers…..the essentials

Woodcote Volunteers began life in 1983 and has been helping the community continuously since then, with the exception of the period between March 2020 and June 2021, when we had to close due to Covid restrictions.  We are all volunteers – we have no paid staff.

Woodcote Volunteers are a charity, registered with the Charity Commission and take our responsibilities as a charity seriously.  We operate with the requirements and guidance of the Charity Commission and other voluntary sector bodies in the forefront of our mind.  Our Constitution sets out our aims and how we operate.


We have five trustees, who include the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. They, along with six others, form the managing committee who meet regularly to discuss the running of the charity.


Alongside those listed above, we have thirty-five volunteer drivers, thirteen volunteer office helpers, a communications co-ordinator and one person who helps with our IT/website matters.


We receive funding from a variety of sources, that change from year to year but are grateful to receive annual grants from Woodcote, Checkendon and Goring Heath Parish Councils. 

In recent years, we have also received financial help from:

Donations are always gratefully received. If you would like to make a donation please use this link https://donate.justgiving.com/donation-amount?uri=aHR0cHM6Ly9kb25hdGUtYXBpLmp1c3RnaXZpbmcuY29tL2FwaS9kb25hdGlvbnMvMmFlMTk0ZTY4NjZmNDdjMWJkMDdmMDU2OTc3YTBiODg/aXNDaGVja291dEFwaT1mYWxzZQ==


The following local businesses and individuals have provided donations for raffles and we wish thank them:

Woodcote Garden Centre; Kimberley’s Hair; The Plaice; The Red Lion; The Highwayman; Blue Tin Produce; Premier Stores (Woodcote); Gerald Seymour.

We also wish to thank The Oratory School who have provided us with musicians, St John’s Ambulance, who provided first aid awareness training, Community First who give us support and advice, and Phil Gibbs who has given so much time in helping us to set up this web site and our new telephone system.