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Volunteer Shift Leader (Garston)


This is a great opportunity to volunteer in a vibrant Oxfam Shop. You will be joining with the Shop Manager and given relevant training as required to enable you to help run they shop. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a retail environment.

You are welcome to join us in every day of the week. Although, we are looking for volunteers to cover this specific shifts:

  •        Monday 9am-1pm
  •        Tuesday 9am-1pm
  •        Thursday 9am- 1pm

Ideally, you will volunteer up to 4 hours per week. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading and organizing work for a small group of volunteers
  • Opening the shop
  • Good customer service skills
  • Using a computerised till system
  • Cash handling, financial management, merchandising and general administrative tasks
  • Keeping shop clean and tidy
  • Sorting and pricing donated goods

Skills and competencies:

  • An enthusiasm for Oxfam's work and helping others get involved is important
  • Good written skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty, reliability, integrity and commitment
  • Hard working and a willingness to learn
  • Able to work well in a team

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty
  • Develop your interest in a customer service role
  • Gain retail experience
  • Work with a diverse, friendly team
  • Make new friends
  • References provided to future employers
  • Lunch costs and reasonable local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy



Application process:

Please complete and send the Volunteer Application form to the address above.

Application deadline:

10 April 2017

Interview date:

To be arranged

Start date:

As soon as possible.


  • North west


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time