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Volunteer Recruiter (Acocks Green)


Volunteers are an integral part of Oxfam. We are looking for a volunteer recruiter to help us recruit more volunteers for this busy Oxfam shop. Ultimately, the shop manager is accountable for recruitment and the number of volunteers recruited. The volunteer recruiter role is an asset to any shop team and can assist the shop manager with inductions and volunteer recruitment events.

Ideally, you will be able to offer a minimum of 4 hours per week but longer hours are available.

Key responsibilities:

  • Researching/contacting internal and external volunteer organisations.
  • Organising promotional events.
  • Compiling press releases/stories.
  • Following up on potential volunteer opportunities passed onto shops.
  • Working with the shop manager on volunteer requirements.
  • Arranging taster days in-store.

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to work as part of a fun and friendly team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Able to plan and organise own workload.
  • Able to work on own initiative as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Willing to undertake training to accumulate an understanding of Oxfam's values of empowerment, inclusivity and accountability.
  • Drive to achieve results.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • Gain valuable insight into working in a retail environment.
  • Opportunity to enhance and learn new skills.
  • Good team working environment.
  • Lunch and reasonable local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.


Alison MacConnell

Shop Manager, Oxfam Shop Acocks Green

1142 Warwick Road

Acocks Green


B27 6BL

Tel: 01217080333


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:

8 November 2016

Interview date:

To be arranged.

Start date:

To be arranged.


  • Midlands


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time