OAYP is Oxfordshire’s oldest voluntary youth charity and has been working successfully with the young people of Oxfordshire since 1947.
Youth clubs and youth groups that become affiliated to OAYP (affiliate your club or group here) can access a diverse and exciting events and training programme providing professional club support, education and activities.
Welcome to the Oxfordshire Association for Young People.
Update to Operation Bullfinch
The Director of Children's Services in Oxfordshire has provided this update to the ongoing trial at The Old Bailey. Click Read More...
Our Club Support Programme is a progamme of support for youth clubs and other organisations working with young people across Oxfordshire. We offer many benefits including; professional advice and support, training for volunteers and staff and an activity programme for young people. Affiliated clubs also have access to Club Life, our own guide to setting up and managing a successful youth club, which includes template policy documents.
Volunteering in Oxfordshire
OAYP and its affiliated clubs and groups are always looking for volunteers to help support work with young people across Oxfordshire. If you are interested in helping out within your local community or if you would lke to gain further skills to enhance your personal development and/or your CV please visit our volunteering pages for more information:
The Big Lottery Fund
OAYP has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery to develop a new programme called the Community Link-Up project. The idea behind the project is to enable OAYP to work with communities, young people and other stakeholders to develop volunteer-led youth provision in areas which do not currently have a youth club or youth provision.
Training for the Voluntary Youth Sector
As a part of both the Club Support programme and Big Lottery Project, OAYP offers a calendar of training courses for its affiliated groups as well as other, non-affiliated organisations working with children and young people across Oxfordshire. Courses include Safeguarding, Emergency First Aid and Introduction to Youth Work.