Book Shop Based Volunteers Required (Aberdeen, Back Wynd)

  • VO98677


What Do We Need Help With?
There are so many different roles you can do as a volunteer for Oxfam, there's bound to be a role that suits you!
Shop Assistant Volunteer - covering a bit of everything in the shop.
Trainee Lead Volunteer - get some supervisory experience, learn how to run a shift in the Shop Manager's absence.
Online sales Volunteer - Spot the unusual donations when they come in, research their value, list them and despatch them when they sell. A way to learn about e-commerce.
Stockroom Volunteer - Not comfortable yet to go on the shop floor? No problem, join our stockroom team and be part of the Oxfam family.
Admin and Recruitment Volunteer - Help the shop team with the recruitment and training records of the volunteers and learn about the admin processes required with running a shop.
Social Media Volunteer - Do you have some pizazz with social media posts? Can you engage with new followers? Some of our shop teams could do with your help!

Why we want you
Together we can help people facing poverty all over the world – all from right
here, in this very shop. Join our friendly team as an Oxfam Volunteer and you’ll
find yourself at the heart of your community, making amazing things happen.
What Oxfam does
Oxfam is a movement of people from around the world who won’t live with
poverty. We have two key aims:
Responding to emergencies happening in the world now, giving vital
support to people facing poverty due to conflict, climate change and
natural disasters.
Empowering communities to challenge and change systems that promote
inequality, so together we can beat poverty for good.
Oxfam shops have been fundraising to support Oxfam’s work since 1947,
raising millions every year to support people facing poverty. Find out more
about Oxfam’s work at

Organisation aims and objectives

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty is not inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good. We respond fast in emergencies, and stay to help people rebuild their lives. We work on long-term projects with communities determined to shape a better future for themselves. And we campaign for genuine, lasting change.










Frequency and commitment details

4 hours per week minimum


Please note: due to the current capacity of some shops, it may be the case that you will be placed on a waiting list until a shop has enough staff and/or volunteers that are PVG checked to meet our safeguarding protocols.
Experience required: The skills you need Helpful and friendly Happy to be part of a team Excited to learn new skills Up for trying a range of shop tasks
Minimum age: 14


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses can be paid and if you volunteer for a full day some lunch expenses can also be paid.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Two hour taster session can be arranged, please contact us for more details.
Training details: Some e-learning will take place and then the rest will be one to one induction and ongoing support. Support for volunteers for Oxfam can be accessed through The Retail Trust, information on accessing this will be given at induction.