Oxfam (East Lothian)

Charity registered in Scotland SC039042

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.


Current opportunities

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.

People become Oxfam charity shop volunteers for all sorts of reasons. But there's one thing that unites them: they're one-of-a-kind. Volunteering at Oxfam is the perfect way to make friends and gain new skills, whether you're looking to improve your CV, take on a new challenge or just have fun! Depending on the needs of the shop and your interest, you may be involved in the following: Using the shop's guidelines to sort and price donated clothes, books, homewares etc. Receive donations from the public and ensure they are stored safely Providing excellent customer service on the shop floor Creating attractive displays across the shop Promoting our Gift Aid scheme Promoting our exciting sustainable fashion campaigns such as Second Hand September We encourage our shop volunteers to develop an understanding of all aspects of the shop's work so that they can support the whole team as necessary.