Shop Assistant

  • VO42449


Oxfam aims to overcome poverty and suffering world-wide. The money raised in the shops funds projects both for emergency provision and development programmes.
Shop Assistants enjoy interacting with the local community and helping others. It is a great way to make new friends and be part of a team.
There are various opportunities throughout the year to hear the results of what happens to the money made which is very motivational. There are also lots of opportunities to discuss and share opinions.
The position can also provide work experience and a reference for those in between jobs or looking for a change to the retailing environment. Volunteering can also lead to paid positions when vacancies arise.

Organisation aims and objectives

To eradicate poverty and suffering world-wide. To prevent and relieve poverty and to protect the vulnerable, including through humanitarian intervention; . To advance sustainable development; To promote human rights and equality and diversity, in particular where to do so contributes to the prevention and relief of poverty;










One half day per week, either 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm. As of August 2018, we are particularly looking for volunteers on Monday afternoons & Thursday mornings.


Toilets on top floor.
Experience required: Training is provided. Good people skills are helpful for customer service.
Travel details: 87 High Street, Dalkeith. Lothian buses 3, 39, 40, 48 & 49.
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed and lunches (up to £3) will be paid for anyone volunteering for more than 4 hours.
Training details: All new volunteers are given a full induction training, Health & Safety and Risk Assessment on their first day of volunteering.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 19 days ago

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