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Books Volunteer (Whitworth Park, Manchester)


We are looking for a volunteer who can work with enthusiasm in helping to maximise the sale of books in the Whitworth Park shop.  This role should appeal to anyone who has an interest in reading and who can help organise our book department.

Hours are flexible but ideally you should be able to offer at least four hours per week.

Key responsibilities:

Sorting through book donations to identify saleable items and categorising them for display.

Pricing books according to shop standards.

Maintaining the book section within the sales area of the shop to create eye-catching displays.

Although the key role is to manage book sales, there may the the opportunity for occasional work operating the till.

Skills and competencies:

You will be able to demonstrate:

An interest in books of any type.

An ability to work well with others and to relate well to customers.

A willingness to learn new skills.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

The development of retail skills (support will be given).

The chance to get to know new people.

An enhanced CV.

The opportunity to take on additional management responsibility if desired.

Local travel & lunch expenses paid.


Suzie Crump

Manager at Oxfam Whitworth Park

tel: 0161 273 2019


Application process:

Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form and send to the email address above.

Application deadline:

3 September 2013

Interview date:

 To be confirmed.

Start date:

 As soon as possible.


  • North


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time