Our Esher shop is keen to boost it's volunteer numbers and hopefully you are just the star we need! It’s a lovely shop on the High Street offering individuals a supportive environment to develop their skills.
There are two key roles:
Working on the shop floor
All training is provided but this role would suit someone with good people skills, confidence in handling cash and an ability to multi-task.
The second role is more behind the scenes
Often volunteers develop their role within the shop over time as they find particular areas of interest or respond to business needs. There are regularly opportunities for people looking for supervisory experience and to take on extra responsibilities.
Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. We respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change. Our volunteers, staff and those we aim to influence are all guided by our values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness.
With a network of over 600 shops, our diverse volunteers play an integral role in championing Oxfam’s value, running the shops and promoting our life saving work to the wider community. Through the sales of donated goods and our ethical range of new products, Sourced by Oxfam, our shops raise millions of pounds each year to fund our crucial work to end the injustice of poverty. Our shops would not be able to raise crucial funds for Oxfam’s emergency and development work all over the world without our dedicated volunteers, who provide their time and bring a multitude of skills.
In return, we offer personal development, valuable insight into charity retail and a friendly environment to meet new people. Your gift of time can be planned to suit you and the needs of the shop.
What are your key responsibilities?
Full training is provided and it’s a great way to develop skills in communication, decision-making, teamwork and, of course, retail. (If you already have these skills then we would love to hear from you too!)
You do not need specific skills and experience but the following would be useful:
We can always make use of volunteers and their gift of time! We need volunteers on an ongoing basis. We would be happy to discuss short-term volunteering opportunities.
13 High Street
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