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Book Sorters (Bloomsbury, London)


This is a good opportunity to volunteer in a vibrant and fast paced Oxfam shop. You will be joining an existing book team in a department with a wide selection of books including contemporary fiction, history, politics, art, collectible books and much more. You will have an opportunity to learn new skills, help us to make the most out of donations and as such help Oxfam overcome poverty and suffering.

Frequency: Minimum of one 4hr shift.

Opening hours 10.00am - 6.00pm  Mon-Sat,10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sorting books in line with the standards required for the shop.
  • Pricing books using Oxfam's book sorting guidelines.
  • Cleaning and preparing books for sale in the shop.
  • Dealing with deliveries and storing books safely.   
  • Culling books as required.

Skills and competencies:

  • An interest in books.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Reliability and the ability to work as part of a    team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • A chance to be part of a successful shop.
  • Understand how Oxfam makes money from donations.
  • Experience gained will be valuable to anyone looking to go into retailer looking to work with books.
  • Help Oxfam make the maximum out of donations.



tel: 0207 637 4610

mob: 07941332918


Application process:

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

Application deadline:

Wednesday14th August

Interview date:

To Be Confirmed

Start date:

To Be Confirmed


  • South


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time