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Social Media Volunteer (Westbourne Grove)


Oxfam Boutique Westbourne Grove is a busy Boutique shop selling a range of second hand designer goods. We are looking for volunteers to promote the unique character of the shop to its target audience. You will join part of a larger area group working on Social Media in different shops. Ideally you will volunteer 30 minutes 5 days a week or a regular 4 hour shift up to 3 days per week. All aspects of social media will be involved - from identifying target audiences, to being up to date with trends and current affairs. This is a great opportunity to join our diverse team and try something new. You will later have the option to work from home. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote awareness of Oxfam's need for volunteers.
  • Make social media the gateway to volunteering for Oxfam.
  • Promote special events and offers;
  • Provide an overview of what is going on in the Paddington shop as well as the online shop.
  • Learn the literature on Oxfam's New Products range and understand the role of Fair-trade.
  • Be responsible for quality control and identify potential audiences and stories;
  • Target specific age range to drive up online engagement through Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Promote initiatives that Oxfam is involved in such as No Land Grabs, #SugarRush and the #eyesonParis and #ClimateChange campaigns.

Skills and competencies:

  • Active interest in social media.
  • Be innovative in creating new tweets and Facebook and Instagram content.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to get involved.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Reliable, good attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Take responsibility and be accountable
  • Exceedingly creative spirit.
  • Ability to recognise what might trend well
  • An interest in fashion, jewellery, books, music, film or antiques would be an asset but is not essential.
  • This would be ideal for PR students or other creative students such as photographers, writers and journalists but we are open to other skill sets too.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • Opportunity to develop a wide range of organisational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Gain confidence in pursuing a career in media and other creative fields.
  • A good preparation for a career in campaigning.
  • A chance to work in a friendly environment and get involved in your local community.
  • Enhance your CV by working for a world renowned charity.
  • An Oxfam reference can be provided after three months.
  • Lunch costs and reasonable local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.


Jackie Whitaker - Shop Manger

Oxfam Boutique Westbourne Grove

245 Westbourne Grove , London , W11 2SE, London

Phone: 020 7 2295000


Application process:

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

Application deadline:

09 May 2017

Interview date:

To be confirmed. All applications will be considered as they have been received.

Start date:

As soon as possible.


  • London
  • South


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays

Work Times:

  • Day Time