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Shop volunteer Raphael Raphael Wong Hoi Ni is wearing a facemask in an Oxfam shop and holding a top by a clothes rail.
Shop volunteer Raphael Raphael Wong Hoi Ni is wearing a facemask in an Oxfam shop and holding a top by a clothes rail.

Oxfam shops in the UK

Oxfam is a global movement of people who believe in the power of everyday actions to create a fairer world. Our network of more than 500 shops across the UK is at the heart of this movement.

By selling donated goods, we raise money to fight poverty and help people in crisis around the world. Our shops are more than just places to buy second-hand treasures – they are vibrant hubs of local communities, where people can connect, learn, and share ideas.

Whether you're looking for a unique fashion find, a good book, or a thoughtful gift, shopping with us means making a positive difference in the world. So why not explore your local Oxfam shop toiday, and if you have any questions about our shops, take a look at our High Street shop FAQs for more information.

More about our shops

We would love you to bring your generous donations to your local Oxfam shop. Here are some tips for what to do ahead of bringing your items:

  • Clean things. Wherever possible, put clothes and textiles through the washing machine and wipe down solid surfaces.
  • Have a think about what items we can sell. Ask yourself, “would someone I know buy this?” If the answer is “Yes”, we’d love to receive it.
  • Bring your donations in bags or boxes which you don’t want back.
  • Remember to Gift Aid your donation, this scheme allows charities to claim 25% extra on the sale of your donations. With Oxfam’s Tag Your Bag scheme we will also let you know how much money your items have raised for our work which includes supporting people facing coronavirus around the world so don’t forget to Tag Your Bag!

Each shop typically relies on a team of 30 amazing volunteers, alongside one or two staff members, to be open for business.

Volunteering at Oxfam is the perfect way to make friends and gain new skills, whether you're looking to improve your CV, take on a new challenge or just have fun!

Find out more about volunteering in our shops.

Find our more about our shops that specialise in areas like Bridalwear, Furniture and Music.

Our online shop is open – stocked full of second-hand gems, ethical gifts from Sourced by Oxfam and Oxfam Unwrapped charity gift cards.

Frequently asked questions about our high street shops, including details on refunds, volunteering and gift aid, can be found at our Oxfam High Street Shops FAQs page.

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