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Books sales - travel section (Cambridge)


The role is based in the Oxfam Bookshop in Cambridge.  We sell books both from the shop and on-line.  We need help to price donated travel books.  Hours can be flexible between 09.30-17.30 daily, including weekends. Ideally you will be able to offer between 4-8 hours a week.

Key responsibilities:

Sorting and pricing our donated travel books to maximise the shop sales

Identifying collectable items

Pricing and displaying items in line with shop policy

Helping to organise travel books storage

Skills and competencies:

Good knowledge or interest in  travel books possibly with some specialist knowledge

Some ability to recognise rare and valuable items

Able to use websites for research

An interest in learning online sales

Able to work in a diverse team

What this role can offer the volunteer:

An interesting and varied experience of voluntary work

Ability to see your  volunteer skills translate into money raised for Oxfam

Good understanding of basic retail principles

Training in on-line sales

Travel expenses will be reimbursed so you will not be out of pocket whilst volunteering for Oxfam


Deborah Docksey, Ruth Sidell (managers)

Tel: 01223 313373


Application process:

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

Application deadline:

28 July 2013

Interview date:

To be arranged

Start date:

To be arranged.


  • East


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time