Our shops play a crucial role in helping Oxfam with its goal of eradicating global poverty. Last year the shop network raised over £20 Million to support people to help themselves out of poverty, as well as allowing Oxfam to respond immediately with life saving aid when disasters strike.
Thanks to our lovely donors from across Bristol, our shop is able to sell a unique range of products to help Oxfam overcome global poverty. We stock clothing, shoes, homewares, books, CDs, vinyl, DVDs and toys, as well as Oxfam's classic fairtrade goods. We also sell selected stock online.
Our volunteers are a wonderful, diverse and committed bunch. Their generous support is critical in enabling Oxfam to reach those that need our help. We are always very happy to welcome new people to our friendly team and we have lots of different roles available in the shop to suit a range of interests. We are particularly interested in how we can reach more people in our community, and make better use of the shop to spread the message about Oxfam's work around the world. Oxfam believes in empowering its volunteers, so when you volunteer with us you will have the opportunity to bring your ideas into the shop and you will be encouraged and supported to learn new skills. We provide references and we can help with travel costs if you are coming from outside the local area.
We won't live with poverty. If you feel the same way we would love to work with you!
Saturdays are our busiest trading day. It is therefore critical to have lots of support from our lovely volunteers to keep the shop running smoothly. If you enjoy working in a busy but friendly environment, love meeting and chatting to new people, stay cool under pressure and love problem solving you will get a lot out of volunteering with us and we would love to welcome you to our Saturday team!
You can get involved with as many or as few of the following tasks as you please. This is by no means an exhaustive list either! No previous experience is necessary, full training will be provided.
Why volunteer here?
Oxfam's core values are empowerment, inclusiveness and accountability. This means that when you work with us you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and bring your own ideas into the shop, you will be warmly welcomed and you will feel a sense of ownership over the work you do. We provide references for all our volunteers, and we believe nobody should be out of pocket to volunteer with us, so if you live outside Clifton we can help with travel costs.
Our wonderful, committed and diverse team of volunteers help us out for a huge variety of reasons. Here’s just a few of the top reasons to join the team:
What we ask for:
In 2018/19 Oxfam's retail activities made a total unrestricted income of £18.11 million to support Oxfam's aim of ending extreme poverty. £80,990 of this came directly from our shop. This income enables Oxfam to empower people to help themselves out of poverty, as well as allowing us to act immediately when a disaster happens, saving lives and helping to rebuild communities. Can you help us raise even more money this year? We won't live with poverty. If you feel the same way we would love to work with you!
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 13-09-2019