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Online Shop Photography Volunteer (Boston, Lincolnshire)


Oxfam's Online Shop sells a range of interesting donated items - including books, music, DVDs, clothes, fashion accessories and homewares - to a worldwide audience. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in photography.

You will photograph the donated items in a room above our shop. It is a great opportunity to join a burgeoning project, develop photography  techniques, as well a chance to expand basic computer skills with our photo-editing software. 

You'll be given any training required in order to be able to create accurate and attractive photographs which are essential for selling online. 

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer one day per week for up to two hours.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing the stock for photography (e.g. checking the condition of items, positioning them to their best effect)
  • Taking multiple photographs to illustrate the item for sale
  • Uploading and editing photographs 
  • We will provide training for the editing software, as well as an introduction and guidance to the Oxfam Online Shop

Skills and competencies:

  • Basic IT skills and competency
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic photography skills
  • Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support
  • Some knowledge of the product areas previously named would be advantageous but not essential
  • Desire to learn or develop new skills in the field of online retail

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
  • The opportunity to develop photography and 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