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  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Your local Oxfam shop needs you!

We're calling on a tribe of Christmas helpers during our busiest time of year. Can you spare a morning or afternoon this festive season to help us out? 

Keeping our cards replenished. Manning the tills, sorting donations or dreaming up a dazzling display for our windows - whatever you can do, a little of your time will make a massive difference.

You'll get on-the-job support, meet other people in your area and get a warm glow knowing that - this Christmas - you've done something wonderful to help end poverty.

Will you be part of our team this Christmas?


Fill in the application form now

Please fill in your application form and take it into your local shop. Find your nearest Oxfam shop.

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Give and get back

You can learn new skills - or develop existing ones. Window dressing, working behind the till, sorting donations, organising pop up shop events, managing our social media - there are lots of options. Here's what a few of our current volunteers have to say.

"I like getting a big bag of books to sort, spotting something that could be collectable - then going online and working out what it could be worth."

John Rastall sorts and helps value books of all shapes and sizes.

"Volunteering has increased my self esteem - I'm more confident talking to people. I feel I have freedom in the shop to really contribute."

Tamika Aboah works the till - and does the Online Shop photography.

"There are three ways to keep happy. Take exercise, count your blessings and do something for somebody else. This is my bit of doing something for somebody else. I love it too!"

Lucy Aspinall does a little bit of everything.


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