Oxfam

Charity registered in Scotland SC039042

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.


Current opportunities

Volunteers play an integral role in championing Oxfam values, running the shops and promoting our life saving work to the wider community. This is a customer facing role providing excellent customer service on the shop floor, developing an understanding of all aspects of the shops work so they can support the whole team as necessary. This can include receiving donations from the public, using the shops guidelines to sort and price donated items, promoting our gift aid scheme and enjoy creating attractive displays across the shop.

Join the Oxfam community! As a Shop Volunteer you will learn all about what goes into making your fantastic local Oxfam shop thrive. You can keep busy in the stockroom sorting and checking donations or be on the shop floor, serving customers and putting stock out on sale. Whatever suits you! Best of all you’ll be raising vital funds to support people facing poverty around the world. About this role Our shops across Scotland need volunteers. 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. You can focus on any part of volunteering that interests you the most. As a Shop Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence. Why not try a bit of everything? - Sorting donations including checking and pricing - Serving customers on the till - Create stylish window displays - Keeping the shop fully stocked - Helping donors as they come in -Listing despatching items on our Oxfam Online Shop What's in it for you - Some lunch and travel costs - Improve skills and boost your CV - Grow your confidence and meet new people - We can be flexible around your education, family, work, or health etc. - Possible references for future employers - Opportunity to volunteer at the big music festivals (Glastonbury, Download etc.) Volunteering that works for you 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. If you can’t apply online, please visit the shop for a paper form or contact us on givetime@oxfam.org.uk Everyone has something to offer At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. What happens next? After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!

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 oxfam.org.uk

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 oxfam.org.uk