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Change a life

Help families find safety and escape poverty. You have the power to make a difference.

You have the power to make a difference.

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Change a life: Millions of people forced to flee their homes for safety. You can help.

Change a life: Families forced to flee home. You can help.

Oxfam Clubs

Photo: Melissa Pocek / Oxfam America

Start or join an Oxfam Club today and find out why we’re on more than 100 campuses nationwide. Oxfam Clubs are a fun, dynamic way to meet fellow students and learn more about the issues—while making a real impact.

"We come from various campuses and carry with us our own unique experiences, but we are all united in our lasting passion for social justice and bringing an end to hunger and poverty around the world." - Glen Van der Molen (Oxfam Club at Virginia Tech) and Brendan Rice (Oxfam Club at University of Alabama)

Oxfam Clubs welcome high school, college, and graduate students. These independent organizations support Oxfam’s efforts to end poverty through all kinds of actions—from volunteering at concerts to organizing events on campus. We’ll equip you with materials, research, training, and ideas to get started.

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Oxfam clubs around the US

More information

What will my Oxfam Club do?

During the academic year, Oxfam Clubs commit to:

  • Work on a current Oxfam campaign.
  • Host 2-3 events per semester. Oxfam events include: tabling, teach-ins, club meetings, class presentations, panels, movie screenings, lobbying, Oxfam America Hunger Banquets, newspaper articles, concert outreach, and any similar educational, awareness, or fundraising event.
  • Tell us about your events each month via our online Google form.

Collect and share updated member contact information with Oxfam. Sharing this information ensures that all club members receive the latest news about Oxfam campaigns, events, opportunities, and more!

What support does Oxfam provide?

Oxfam will provide clubs with:

  • Regular communications with Oxfam America staff who serve as a resource to students.
  • Connections to other Oxfam Clubs and local groups.
  • Free materials! "Oxfam swag" includes buttons, stickers, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, bandanas, factsheets, magazines, and brochures.
  • Action guides and toolkits, sample constitution, customized club logo, and club letter of support.

How do I run an Oxfam Club?

Oxfam Clubs are expected to:

  • Be positive representatives for Oxfam in all of your activities and programs and be on message when sharing information about Oxfam's work. You can always contact if you are unsure about something.
  • Submit collected petition signatures and funds raised to Oxfam America.
  • Utilize available Oxfam resources and materials, provide background information, and give guidance and direction to officers and club members.
  • Take initiative in developing teamwork and cooperation among officers and members.
  • Plan ahead and allow adequate lead team when materials from Oxfam and/or services at your university are needed.
  • Stay abreast of university policies and procedures that impact your club.
  • Ensure continuity from year to year by training new leadership and keeping good records of all organizational activities.
  • Have fun!

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Sign up to learn how you can help people help themselves in the fight against poverty, hunger, and injustice to stay connected about our work.

Need help?

Have questions? We’re here to help. Email us at or call (800) 77-OXFAM x9439.

Tools & downloads

  1. Tools for activists

    How to make a difference on campus

    In keeping with Oxfam’s belief that everyone has a part to play in the fight against poverty and injustice, Oxfam Toolkits are designed for individuals and groups looking for a hands-on way to join the effort. These practical how-to guides collect ideas and advice from Oxfam’s experts as well as supporters around the country. Oxfam Toolkits represent an entry point into the world of activism—building a grassroots movement for change, one person at a time.

  2. Brochure

    Oxfam at a glance: On campus

    In 1974, Oxfam America launched its first grassroots anti-hunger campaign. Among those who joined the effort were high school and university students, whose dedication and optimism attracted others to the cause.

    Nearly four decades later, students still number among Oxfam’s most committed supporters, organizing events and building networks on campus and beyond. Today’s student volunteers usually work with Oxfam in one of two ways: as participants in our national leadership program, the CHANGE Initiative, or as members of Oxfam Clubs on campuses around the country.

  3. Tools for activists

    Resources for your Oxfam club

    For tips on starting or running an Oxfam Club at your school, see our guide, How to make a difference on campus.


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