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Volunteer Finance Assistant (Bury St Edmunds)


This very busy books and music shop is looking for a volunteer that can organise, compile and maintain accurate financial records and submit the relevant information to Oxfam's finance office on a weekly basis. Our shop currently trades 9.15-5.15pm Monday-Saturday.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer 1 day per week minimum of 3 hours.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collating figures.
  • Submitting paperwork online and creating copy for the shop's finance paperwork storage.
  • Reporting on any financial discrepancies.
  • Working in partnership with the shop manager to relay information to the team.

Skills and competencies:

  • Aptitude for working with figures.
  • Admin, book-keeping, cashier experience is desired but not essential as full training will be given.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Basic computer skills. 

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • Good team working environment.
  • Learn new skills in finance.
  • Lunch costs and reasonable local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.


Elsie Lennox

Oxfam Books & Music

2 Brentgovel Street

Bury St Edmunds


IP33 1EA

Tel: 01284 760666


Application process:

Please email, phone or pop in to receive an application form and bring it to the shop when we invite you to come for your initial chat. Do not attach a CV.

Application deadline:

14 October 2016 although applications will be considered as they are received.

Interview date:


Start date:

To be decided.


  • East


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time