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In-Store Volunteer Recruiter (St Albans)


Do you enjoy meeting new people and would like to help them to find a volunteer role with Oxfam in their community?

Oxfam St Albans-Chequer Street is a busy retail outlet with a welcoming volunteer team. If you want to be part of the generation that ends extreme poverty by 2030 this could be the role for you!

We have created a new role for an in-store volunteer recruiter. We are looking for a people-oriented individual who lives locally or in the surrounding area, will have knowledge of the local community and the confidence to engage with people with the aim of increasing our volunteer support.

Ideally, you will be able to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours each week with more hours available on request.

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaison with the shop management team and volunteers
  • Admin support
  • Marketing and Research
  • Sharing information with small groups to promote details of Oxfam's volunteering opportunities,
  • Engaging with the shop's social media and sharing successes with other Oxfam shop communities.

Skills and competencies:

No experience is required as full training will be given on recruitment. Desirable skills include:

  • Ability to work on own initiative when required
  • Basic IT skills (email and Microsoft office)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good written and oral skills

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to Oxfam's goal of achieving a just world without poverty.
  • The chance to gain valuable experience in recruitment.
  • The opportunity to gain and or improve your customer service and communication skills.
  • References provided to future employers.
  • Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be covered in line with Oxfam's policy. 


Chris Rhodes

Oxfam Shop

11 Chequer Street

St Albans



Tel: 01727 848930


Application process:

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

Application deadline:

14 July 2017

Interview date:

You will be invited to meet the Shop Manager for an initial chat once your application has been received.

Start date:

Your start date will be arranged at the time of your initial chat and once references have been received.


  • East


  • Shop

Work Days:

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Work Times:

  • Day Time