Shop Volunteer

  • VO87924


Whether you are passionate about clothing, music or books, love to organise, know your bric-a-brac or even want to get creative with our displays, your time, and skills with be appreciated.

Here at Oxfam we're dedicated to fighting poverty and inequality. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. We respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change. Our volunteers, staff, and those we aim to influence are all guided by our values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusiveness.

There are several different areas in our shops that could use your expertise. Whether you are passionate about clothing, love to organise, know your bric-a-brac or even want to get creative with our displays, your time, and skills with be appreciated.

If you have a couple of hours to give to Oxfam, then we'd like to hear from you.

We want to hear from you if you are:
• Reliable and honest
• Willing to learn new skills
• Interested in working with a team

The role involves:

• It's up to you! You can help behind the scenes or on the shop floor and you can branch out into different areas and do extra training. For example, team leader, online retail, social media, admin & accountancy roles, community outreach, and events organising.

Organisation aims and objectives

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts. Our work is grounded in the commitment to the universality of human rights.










We usually we ask for 4-8 hours per week and can be very flexible around parenting / caring / health / employment / education and any other commitments you may have. 


Oxfam do not accept applications from anyone on the Sex Offenders list. We may inquire about unspent convictions relevant to the role and you may be required to submit to PVG/DBS check (at no expense to you).
Experience required: No experience necessary
Travel details: Oxfam Shop, 10 High Street, Hawick
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Some travel and lunch expenses can be covered so you won’t be out of pocket whist volunteering with us. To claim travel expense please keep your bus or train tickets and your expenses will be refunded to you. If you volunteer for a full day lunch expenses will be refunded if a receipt is provided, the exact rate will be discussed with the shop manager at your informal chat.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: At Oxfam as well as our essential training including health and safety, we offer optional training depending on the area of volunteering. This can include till training, stockroom training, and our online learning program includes gender justice, safeguarding and leadership courses.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer