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Online Book Photography Volunteer (Altrincham)


Oxfam Altrincham Bookshop is joining the Oxfam Online Shop!

Oxfam Online Shop sells exciting donated books and music to a world-wide audience. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in photography and are available for at least 3 hours a week. You will photograph the covers and illustrations of the books for sale, in our fully-equipped new base above the Oxfam Altrincham shop. It is a great opportunity to join a brand new project, develop camera and lighting techniques, as well a chance to expand basic computer skills with our photo-editing soft ware. 

Come and join our exciting new team and help Oxfam to end extreme poverty for good. Please be aware that the office is on the second floor of the shop and unfortunately does not have disabled access.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer at least one day a week.

Key responsibilities:

  • Setting up the lighting equipment
  • Taking multiple photographs to illustrate the item for sale
  • Uploading and editing the photographs 
  • We will provide training for all the equipment and editing software, as well as an introduction and guidance to the Oxfam Online Shop. 

Skills and competencies:

  • An interest in photography
  • Basic IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic photography skills
  • Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support
  • Some book knowledge would be advantageous but not essential
  • Desire to learn or develop new skills in the field of online retail

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • An opportunity to work for a global organisation.
  • An insight into the processes involved within e-commerce.
  • Opportunity to develop photography and computer skills.
  • References provided for future employers.
  • Lunch and local travel expenses can be reimbursed in line with Oxfam's expense policy.


Sarah Mason

Area Online Support Manager

Oxfam Chorlton

494 Wilbraham Road

Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester

M21 9AS

Tel: 01618610108

Email: or

Application process:

Please complete and send the Volunteer Application Form to the address above.

Application deadline:

05 July 2017

Interview date:

To be arranged. 

Start date:

As soon as application and references have been approved.


  • North west


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time