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

High street updates

We are continuing to work hard to ensure a safe shopping environment.
Social distancing for staff, volunteers and shoppers, will remain in place and we are cleaning even more than usual, with hand sanitiser available in all 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.

The recent crisis has meant that some of our regular volunteers aren’t able to come to our stores for the moment. We need your help now more than ever.

Find out more about volunteering in our shops.

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