Festival shop volunteers

Our Oxfam festival shops, staffed mainly by volunteers, raise around £250,000 each summer to help change the lives of people in poverty all around the world.

The Oxfam Festival Shop applications are now closed for 2015. Pop back here in March 2016 for next year's application and festival details. Remember, we can only accept applications from current Oxfam volunteers/employees who have at least 3 months experience. If you have any queries please contact festivalshop@oxfam.org.uk or check the FAQs .

About festival shop volunteering

Helping to run Oxfam's on-site festival shop is a really fun way to volunteer, but it is also hard work and requires volunteers to undertake certain responsibilities.

Festival shop volunteers will need to:

  • help set up the shop the day before the festival opens

  • attend the pre-festival briefing onsite

  • work 3-5 shifts throughout the festival

  • sort, price and display stock

  • provide customer service to festival-goers and handle cash

  • help pack up the stock, shop fixtures and fittings after the festival


Volunteering at an Oxfam festival shop offers a lot of benefits for you:

  • Fun - it's a great way to meet like-minded people and experience festivals in a new way. Many return year after year

  • Free entry to the festival. 

  • Meal vouchers and - at some festivals - hot showers. Need we say more.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about becoming a festival shop volunteer please e-mail festivalshop@oxfam.org.uk, or call Fran 07789 944406.

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