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Online Fashion Photography Volunteer (Cheadle Hulme)


Oxfam Cheadle Hulme is joining the Oxfam Online Shop!

Oxfam Online Shop sells exciting donated fashion and accessories 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 donated clothes, shoes and accessories in our fully-equipped new base above the Oxfam Chorlton 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. 

You'll have training with the equipment and editing soft ware to create accurate and attractive photographs which are essential for selling online. 

Unfortunately, our office is on the first floor of the shop and has no disabled access.

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

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing the stock for photography (e.g. steaming, polishing, dressing mannequin) 
  • Setting up the lighting equipment
  • Take multiple photographs to illustrate the item for sale
  • Upload and edit 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 fashion
  • Basic IT skills and competency
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic photography skills
  • Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support
  • Technical garment experience would be highly desirable but not essential
  • Some clothing 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 Shop

23 The Precinct

Cheadle Hulme 


Tel: 0161 4853009

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