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 Online Homeware Volunteer focuses on the photography and listing online of homeware stock.
Hours are flexible. Ideally you will be able to offer up to three mornings or afternoons per week but this is subject to discussion.
Selecting desirable pre-sorted items of homeware for sale.
Photographing homeware for display on the Online Shop.
Uploading and editing photographs.
Researching specialist items online to ascertain correct pricing.
Listing item for sale on Oxfam's Online Shop using simple listing tool software.
Store listed items in appropriate locations within the storage room.
Skills and competencies:
Basic computer literacy.
An interest in general and vintage bric-a brac and unusual homeware items is beneficial.
A good level of written English.
The ability to work well as part of a team.
Good organisational skills and an attention to detail.
What this role can offer the volunteer:
The opportunity to contribute to Oxfam's work of achieving a just world without poverty.
Experience in retail online selling.
A high level of responsibility for selling on behalf of Oxfam 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.