With thanks to our team of dedicated volunteers, OSARCC's helpline service will remain open as usual across the Christmas and New Year period, including bank holidays:
Sundays: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Mondays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Thursdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Fridays: 11.30am - 2.00pm
Call us on 01865 726 295 or freephone 0800 783 6294.
Wishing you a very happy holidays and a peaceful new year
On 29th November we visited Bicester for their Christmas light switch on event. We were delighted to meet people outside of the Oxford area and raised funds selling Christmas cards and a tombola.
We are extremely grateful to the following organisations and individuals who supported this event with prizes:
OSARCC were delighted to have been shortlisted for the Management of Volunteers award, at this year's OCVA Awards and even more delighted when we discovered we'd won!
‘Life changing’ group for women who have experienced rape or sexual abuse
A specialist support service for women in Oxfordshire who have experienced sexual violence is to restart in November thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery.
Run by Oxford based charity Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC), the group will be open to any woman over the age of 18 who has experienced sexual violence at any time in her life, whether as an adult or a child.
OSARCC are delighted to be shortlisted for the Management of Volunteers Award at Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action Charity Awards 2012. The award recognises excellent practice in both how volunteers are involved in the delivery of services and the type of support that volunteers receive.
OSARCC is now recruiting volunteers.
We are currently looking for new volunteers to staff our telephone and email helplines. Full training will be provided and we look for women who are sympathetic to our principles and who are team players. We require volunteers to have a good level of English and they must be able to be involved for a minimum of 18 months. Training commences in October 2012 and runs over a series of evenings and weekends.
OSARCC are delighted to have received donations from our two local university students' unions as part of their RAG charity fundraising this academic year.
Both Oxford University Students' Union RAG and Oxford Brookes Students' Union RAG have raised money for the charity this year - the cheques coming at a critical time when securing funds to maintain services is becoming ever more challenging.
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