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Oxfam Retail Charity Shop Volunteer (Kingsthorpe)

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Passionate about fighting to end poverty?

Turn your passion into action and volunteer with Oxfam Kingsthorpe.

If you live in or near to this location and are searching for a volunteer role that will increase your transferable skills, give you retail experience, or you are just looking for a meaningful way to fill your time, then this may be the role for you!

They are looking for volunteers to help in all areas of the shop including customer service/till work on the shop floor, merchandising stock, sorting and pricing donations and listing and despatching items sold online.

No previous experience required! (But please note 2 referees needed to contact for references, 1 if you are under 18).

This shop is only currently able to accept applicants who are 18 and over.

What the role involves...

  • Operating the till and digital Gift Aid tablet,
  • Assisting customers on the shop floor and processing card and cash transactions,
  • Accepting donations and thanking our donors and customers,
  • Sorting, pricing, and merchandising the stock for the shop floor,
  • Working in the online department, sourcing, listing and despatching items.

A minimum flexible commitment of 4 hours or more by arrangement during the week or weekend.

What's in it for you? 

  • Opportunity to develop retail skills/confidence to enhance your CV and job prospects,
  • Comprehensive induction, training, and support for your new role, 
  • Insight into the running of a retail charity outlet,
  • The opportunity to join a friendly, diverse, and committed team, 
  • Meet interesting people and make new friends when you join thousands of Oxfam shop volunteers who 'won't live' with poverty
  • References can also be provided to future employers.

Safeguarding notice:  Oxfam do not accept applications from anyone on the sex offenders list, and may enquire about unspent convictions relevant to the role.  You may be required to submit to a PVG/DBS check (at no expense to you).


Good communication skills, team working, able to follow instructions, computer literate (If working in the online section).


  • Age restrictions
    Shop currently only looking for volunteers 18 and over.
  • DBS check required
    Only if you take on a supervisor role.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Refund of travel expenses, in line with Oxfam expenses policy.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Training provided for any role you take on.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

A minimum flexible commitment of 4 hours or more by arrangement during the week or weekend.
They have shifts to suit:
9-1 and 1-5 Monday - Saturday.

A minimum of 4 hours a week (1 shift) is requested


8 Alexandra Terrace

Register your Interest


  • Emergency Response
  • Environment
  • Womens Issues


  • Retail

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