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Volunteer Book Shop Assistant (Walthamstow)


This is a good opportunity to volunteer in a large, friendly and interesting book department. You will be joining an existing team helping us to make the most out of donated books. You'll help in the management of deliveries, and the sorting and pricing of shop quality stock. You'll also work with our online book team, getting involved in research of rare, unusual, and antiquarian books. We also have book window that needs to be regularly re-stocked with interesting items and displays.

Minimum of a 4 hour shift per week.

The shop opens Mon-Sat (10.00am-18.00pm).

Sunday (11.00am-16.00pm)

Many shifts are currently available.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify books from donated stock that are suitable for sale in our bookshop
  • Identifying potential high value items
  • Maintaining high standards of   presentation
  • Answering customer queries regarding books
  • Creating visually interesting window-displays in our book window

Skills and competencies:

  • Interest in books & book selling
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliability and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work within agreed shop guidelines

What this role can offer the volunteer:

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills with Oxfam. You will be given the space to develop yourself in a friendly, diverse and at times challenging environment. You'll be able to build up your customer service skills, team working and research skills.


David Carruthers

Oxfam Walthamstow

2-4 High Street

E17 7LD

tel: 0208 503 6334


Application process:

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

Application deadline:

15th August 2013

Interview date:


Start date:



  • South


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time