Since 2007, Oxfam has been selling online through its Online Shop.
Since launch, the shop has grown, and Oxfam now has several offices across the UK that sell purely online. Operating from behind the Oxfam Shop in Bridge Street, Pinner, the hub is one of these offices.
The hub brings in donations through corporate relationships and from the local Oxfam shops. These donations are then sorted, steamed and photographed before being listed to sell on Oxfam's Online Shop. Once sold, these items are dispatched to our customers using Royal Mail.
The role of Volunteer Depot Assistant focuses on organising and dispatching stock in the depot.
Hours can be flexible. Ideally you will be able to offer up to 3 morning or afternoon slots per week.
Finding and packing sold stock ready for dispatch.
Dispatching items via the Royal Mail website.
Sorting a variety of donated items including clothing, homeware and books.
Steaming clothing and photographing items for the online shop.
General depot duties such as organising the depot stock.
Skills and competencies:
Good organisational skills and an eye for detail.
Proactive and able to take initiative.
Willing to take on a variety of tasks on a daily basis.
Can work well as part of a team.
Basic computer skills (not vital).
What this role can offer the volunteer:
The opportunity to contribute to Oxfam's work towards achieving a just world without poverty.
Experience in an office and small depot environment.
A high level of responsibility for organising online stock on behalf of Oxfam.
The opportunity to work within a diverse and fun, friendly team.
Full training in all aspects of the role will be given.
Travel and lunch expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's policy.