Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

Shop volunteers - books (Derby)


You will work as part of a team to make sure that we are selling good quality items for the right price. You will help to display and merchandise these items. It does not matter if you are a novice or experienced with books-you will receive all the training and support needed for this role.

Ideally you will be able to offer at least 3 hours per week.

Key responsibilities:

Sorting through and pricing of donated books. 

Replenishing shop stock and merchandising.

Ensuring that books are displayed attractively in the shop in order to maximise sales.

Ensuring 'back-room' book storage is tidy and well ordered.

Skills and competencies:

An interest in books is essential and some knowledge of current trends an advantage.

Willingness to learn new skills.


Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Willingness to contribute new ideas.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

The opportunity to work as part of a friendly team in a demanding but supportive environment.

An interesting and varied experience of voluntary work.

The chance to contribute towards Oxfam's goal of overcoming poverty and suffering.

Local travel expenses can be reimbursed.


Jane Robbins


01332 384820


Application process:

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

Application deadline:

 31 August 2013

Interview date:

 to be confirmed

Start date:

 to be confirmed


  • Midlands


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time