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Online Music and Vinyl Volunteer (Altrincham)


Oxfam Altrincham shop is joining the Oxfam Online Shop!

Oxfam Online Shop sells exciting and unusual donated books and music to a world-wide audience. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in vinyl records and CDs, and are available for at least 3 hours a week. You will research and price the donated classical, soul and even funk records in our fully-equipped new base in office above the Oxfam Altrincham shop. You will then write exciting yet accurate descriptions for the items to tempt online buyers.

Know your record labels? Love vinyl? Passionate about music of all genres? Or just want to learn more about online retail? Come and join our team!

It is a great opportunity to join a brand new project and develop basic computer skills. You'll have training with the computer programmes, and be guided through the selling standards for Oxfam Online Shop. There are also opportunities to try photography and dispatching, if you want to expand your volunteer role.

Join our exciting new team and help Oxfam to end extreme poverty for good. Please note that the office is based on the second floor of the shop and unfortunately has no disabled access.

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

Key responsibilities:

  • Research items online 
  • Price items according to Oxfam Online Guidelines
  • Create interesting descriptions of the items, full of personality, to accurately describe what is being sold.
  • We will provide training for all the equipment and computer software, as well as an introduction and guidance to the Oxfam Online Shop.

Skills and competencies:

  • An interest in music
  • Basic IT skills and competency
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support
  • Some vinyl record knowledge would be useful 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 Altrincham

86 George Street


WA14 1RF

Tel: 01619281877

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