Shop Volunteer

  • VO87991


We will give you all the training and support you need so you will develop your skills as part of our team. You don’t need to have any experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.
As a Sales Assistant Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence:
• Improving your communication skills in this customer-facing role
• Serving customers on the till, handling cash and card payments
• Creating a friendly shop environment to make everyone feel welcome
• List and despatch items for Online Shop
Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. So even if your availability or skills don’t match this role, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.

Organisation aims and objectives

Oxfam GB is a leading aid and development charity with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience, working to end global poverty. Oxfam fights poverty in three ways; campaigning for change, development work and emergency response. Money raised in Oxfam retail shops plays a vital role in funding these projects.










4 hours per week


Experience required: No experience required. Full training and support given. Ideally looking for people who are happy to do a bit of everything within the charity shop.
Travel details: Prentice Buses 101, 110, 121, 122, 123 Lothian Buses X6 and X7
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid on the day on production of a receipt. Lunch expenses up to £6 can be paid if volunteering for more than 5 hours in a day.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: 2 hour taster session available
Training details: Some in shop online training. All other training is shadowing the shop management team and experienced volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer