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Oxfam Charity Shop Volunteer - Urgently Needed - Knaresborough

Oxfam Charity Shop Volunteer - Urgently Needed - Knaresborough
Oxfam
Description of the role:

CONTEXT
With a network of over 600 shops, our diverse volunteers play an integral role in championing Oxfam's values, running the shops and promoting our life saving work to the wider community. Whether you prefer to work behind the scenes or in a customer-facing role, there's plenty of tasks for you to get involved with.

Many of our shops also sell through our online shop and therefore may have vacancies for volunteers keen to develop this area of work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

WHAT THIS ROLE CAN OFFER THE VOLUNTEER
You will be joining thousands of volunteers who "won't live with poverty"
Learn about Oxfam's humanitarian, development and campaigning work
Opportunity to utilise and develop your portfolio of skills and experience
Gain valuable experience in retail at an international charity
Lunch and local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy

CONTACT
Find your local shop here.

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/volunteer-in-an-...

This will give you contact details for the shop so you can phone or visit to find out more.

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shops/oxfam-shop-knaresborough/

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
You do not need specific skills and experience but the following would be useful:

Commitment to Oxfam's values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness
Ability to work within Oxfam's policies and shop guidelines
An interest in retail and customer service
Ability to work well as part of a team and under own initiative
Willingness to learn

Practical information:

APPLICATION PROCESS
Complete the Online Application Form

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shops/oxfam-shop-knaresborough/

Application deadline:

Ongoing

Interview date:

The shop manager will contact you as soon as possible and will arrange a convenient time for you to visit the shop and have a chat about volunteering.

Start date:

As soon as you have had an initial chat with the shop manager and after receipt of suitable references, you can arrange a start date.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Address
Oxfam Knaresbourgh
14 Market Place
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 8AG
Last updated: 20.02.2022
Organisation Information

Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

Charity number: 202918