Lead Volunteer

  • VO87925


Develop your skills and lead a team of up to 5 volunteers at a time in the daily running of an established charity shop in Hawick. Supervisory experience is a boost on any CV.

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.

We've developed a comprehensive training programme to give you all the skills and support you need to lead a team of up to 5 volunteers at a time. No experience is necessary, our only requirement is you are over 18 due to the nature of this opportunity. We value inclusiveness so have other exciting opportunities are available for those who are not yet 18.

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

Supervisory training and experience can really improve your CV and career prospects.

You’ll learn all about:

• Opening & closing the shop
• Daily admin & accountancy tasks
• Monitoring performance & training the team
• Understanding sales figures &targets

About you:

• Honesty, reliability, and commitment
• Hard working and a willingness to learn
• Able to work well in a team

What this role can offer the volunteer:

• Significant supervisory experience and training to improve your CV
• You'll make a real difference within the shop
• Be part of a diverse. fun and energetic team

Boost your confidence, skills, and CV by volunteering

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: 18


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