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Book department volunteer (Edgware)


We are a shop that sells a range of goods including books, music, homeware and collectables. Our volunteer team consists of a diverse range of people. We are currently looking for new volunteers who are passionate about Oxfam's mission, and who can support the success of our Edgware shop.

Ideally you will be able to offer one or two 4-hours shifts per week.  We hope that you will be able to work with us for at least three months and that you will want to stay for much longer.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sorting through incoming donated stock to identify books from donated stock that are suitable for sale in our bookshop.
  • Identifying potentially high value items
  • Pricing items according to Oxfam pricing guidelines.
  • Display books in the shop and replenish as required to maintain a high standard of presentation
  • Answering customers queries regarding books.
  • Creating visually interesting window-displays.

Skills and competencies:

  • A real interest in books and reading.
  • 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:

  •  The opportunity to contribute to Oxfam's goal of achieving a just world without poverty.
  • Experience within a retail environment.
  • The chance to take responsibility within an area of the shop.
  • Development of skills in team working.
  • Lunch and travel expenses can be paid in line with Oxfam's policy.


Muna Anod

Tel: 0208 951 1548

Oxfam Shop

155 Station Road 

Edgware, HA8 7JS

Application process:

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

Application deadline:

30 October 2013

Interview date:


Start date:



  • South


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time