Volunteers Wanted To Help Run Your Branch

Our Branch is always looking for volunteers to take up the important posts that keep it running smoothly.
At the moment we have the following vacancies:


  • Taking Minutes at meetings, compile minutes and agree contents with chairman.
  • Sending out minutes and agendas to branch members for meetings.
  • Sending copies of relevant minutes to Regional Director.
  • Booking Meetings.
  • Sending branch reports to What's Brewing.
  • Occasional letters such as thank you letters.

Social Secretary

  • Arrange social activities, including booking locations and thinking of new ideas for social events.


  • Delivering Beer On Tap newsletter to all willing pubs within a designated region.
  • Ensuring pubs' details are up to date for branch database and website.
  • Entering such details onto branch website (optional).
  • Gathering news about pubs in your area for branch interest.
  • Establishing as much raport as possible with licencees.

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The criteria to undertake these roles are:

  • You must reside within the boundaries of the North Oxfordshire Branch
  • Be prepared to attend meetings and social activities

Don't worry if you have never undertaken anything like this before, I hadn't before I started, but your fellow committee members and members of the Branch will be there to help and encourage you.

If you would like to undertake this voluntary role, please either send me an e-mail to or ring me on (01295) 262937 for an informal chat.

The ongoing success of our Branch is down to you, our members and those who volunteer to take on the roles, thus ensuring that your branch continues to go from strength to strength.



Why campaign for real ale?

Real ale is a wonderful drink best enjoyed in the atmosphere of a traditional community pub. However, our breweries and community pubs are under threat from companies who would happily take over our pubs and limit the choice of drinks to their own gassy lagers and 'smooth flow' keg beers.

CAMRA's objectives

  • Maintain consumer rights
  • Promote quality, choice and value for money
  • Support the public house as a focus of community life
  • Campaign for greater appreciation of traditional beers, ciders and perries as part of our national heritage.

What does membership offer?

As a member of CAMRA you will benefit from:

  • Free or cheaper admission to CAMRA run beer festivals
  • Discounts on CAMRA merchandise
  • What's Brewing - the national monthly newspaper
  • Branch Social Events - including brewery trips and local area campaigning/pub visits

In the towns and many rural villages of north Oxfordshire we are lucky enough to have a wealth of traditional pubs serving many different varieties of real ale. One of our villages is also home to one of the oldest breweries in the country. Still working today, Hook Norton Brewery was founded in 1849 and is still powered by its original steam engine.

How can I join?

To become a member of CAMRA follow the link below to join from our Headquarters in St Albans or download and print off the membership form at your leisure.

Join CAMRA online

Download membership form (447Kb pdf)


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