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Embrace the Power of Physical Activity and Volunteering with Oxfordshire Mind

At Oxfordshire Mind, we believe in the transformative power of physical activity, volunteering, and their profound impact on mental well-being. As we celebrate Volunteer’s Week, we invite you to consider joining our team of dedicated volunteers who play a crucial role in supporting individuals seeking the benefits of physical activity while nurturing their mental health.

One remarkable opportunity we offer is volunteering with parkrun, an inclusive community initiative that promotes physical fitness and mental well-being. Parkruns are informal, timed 5k events taking place on Saturday mornings at 9 am. The best part? You don’t have to be a seasoned runner to participate. Whether you prefer walking, jogging, or running, parkruns welcome individuals of all fitness levels to partake in this uplifting experience.

However, we understand that attending parkruns might be challenging for some individuals who require a bit of extra support. That’s where our compassionate parkrun volunteers step in. They are there to provide practical assistance and a friendly face, ensuring that those who find it difficult to access parkruns can still participate and benefit from the empowering environment. While our volunteers can’t offer specialised well-being support, they are committed to making your parkrun experience as inclusive and enjoyable as possible.

Currently, our volunteers extend their support at Oxford University Parks, Abingdon, and Banbury parkruns. We are also excited to announce that we have plans to expand our presence to Harcourt Hill (Oxford Brookes) Parkrun in the near future, further broadening our reach and impact.

At Oxfordshire Mind, we firmly believe that physical activity and volunteering go hand in hand when it comes to fostering mental well-being. By combining the benefits of physical movement, social connection, and community support, we create an environment that promotes holistic well-being for all participants.

This Volunteer’s Week, we invite you to be a part of this extraordinary journey. By becoming a parkrun volunteer with Oxfordshire Mind, you have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of those who may face challenges in accessing these events independently. Together, we can make a meaningful difference by promoting inclusivity, camaraderie, and well-being through the power of parkrun.

Apply to volunteer with Oxfordshire Mind today and embark on a rewarding path of supporting mental health while embracing the joy of physical activity. Your involvement can be a catalyst for positive change in someone’s life, and the experience will undoubtedly enrich your own well-being as well.

Remember, every step you take and every act of kindness you extend can create a ripple effect of well-being and positivity. Join us in making a difference during this Volunteer’s Week and beyond.

Embrace the Power of Parkrun. Apply to Volunteer Today!

Email: volunteering@oxfordshiremind.org.uk or call 07776990311