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Volunteer for Oxfam

Can you spare a few hours to make a difference?


Oxfam has teamed up with BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra as part of 1 Million Hours - an exciting new campaign aimed at raising one million hours of life-changing volunteering. If you've already signed up, thank you - and an even bigger thank you for choosing Oxfam!

With Oxfam, you can volunteer as a Steward at one of the UK's top music festivals, put on a gig in your community, or bag an amazing role in one of our Oxfam shops. Take your pick using the buttons below - if you're pledging your time in Northern Ireland click here.

A life-changing experience

By giving your time, you'll join a powerful global movement of people who won't live with poverty. Together we can make sure everyone has enough food to eat, safe water to drink - and the chance to build a better life.

And whichever role you pick, we'll make sure you get as much out of the experience as possible too.

Be a shop floor hero

Sorting donations, designing window displays, managing the shop's social media, photographing items for Oxfam's Online Shop - there are lots of options for your 8-hour volunteering session. And with specialist boutiques, bridal, music and book shops alongside our regular Oxfam shops, you're bound to find something that suits.

Be a shop volunteer

Head to a festival

Steward at some of the UK's best festivals including Leeds, Bestival, Reading and Boardmasters. As a festival steward your role could be checking festival tickets, wrist-banding, doing campsite and arena patrols - or the whole lot. Depending which festivals you pick, you'll be on site for 5-7 days, doing 24 hours of volunteering. That gives you loads of free time between shifts to enjoy the festival.

Be a festival steward

Be a gig maker

What makes Oxjam so special?

Oxjam is one massive month of unforgettable gigs happening up and down the country during October, all celebrating local music and all organised by volunteers just like you.

By signing up to become an Oxjam gig maker you'll be signing up to kick start your career in the music industry, for training from industry experts, the chance to bring a national music festival to your home town and the chance to make a difference to people living in poverty!

Become a gig maker