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Online Shop Dispatch Volunteer (Boston, Lincolnshire)


Oxfam's Online Shop sells exciting donated fashion, DVDs, CDs, homewares and books to a world-wide audience. We are looking for organised and dedicated volunteers who are can package and post our parcels to their new homes.

This is a great opportunity to join a burgeoning project and develop basic computer and admin skills. Full training and guidance will be given. There are also opportunities to try photography and listing, if you want to expand your volunteer role.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer for one to two days per week for up to an hour.

Key responsibilities:

  • Check on the shop's computer to see if any items have sold
  • Locate them in the shop's inventory
  • Print out the relevant paperwork
  • Package any sold items to Oxfam Online Shop guidelines
  • Take the packages to the local post office

Skills and competencies:

  • A methodical and organised approach
  • Basic IT skills and competency
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support
  • This role does require a minimal amount of manual handling, and travel (approx 100 metres)

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty
  • References provided for future employers.
  • An insight into the processes involved within e-commerce, including administration and warehouse skills
  • The opportunity to develop computer skills
  • Lunch costs and reasonable local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy


Jason Kirk

Shop Manager

Oxfam Boston

8 Wide Bargate

Boston, Lincolnshire 

PE21 6RF


Telephone: 01205 368733

Application process:

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

Application deadline:

9 May 2017

Interview date:

To be arranged.

Start date:

As soon as possible.


  • East


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays

Work Times:

  • Day Time