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Subject: volunteering

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‘Oxfam has opened up work opportunities for me’

At any given time Oxfam teams are responding to an average of 25 emergencies worldwide.  But our work begins here in Scotland - raising money through our network of shops supported by a dedicated...

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Helensburgh grandmother knits 500 jumpers for Oxfam

A grandmother from Helensburgh has knitted an incredible 500 jumpers which she has donated to Oxfam. Valerie Ashworth, 78, completed the remarkable feat over a period of six years. ...

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'Volunteering at Oxfam gives me satisfaction'

Youssef is originally from Syria. Last year, he was resettled with his family on the Isle of Bute through a UK Government run scheme. Youssef has been volunteering at the Oxfam shop in Rothesay for...

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Celebrating our volunteers

Today marks the beginning of Volunteers' Week: a national celebration of the difference volunteers make across the UK. Oxfam's lucky enough to be supported by a dedicated team...

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Oxfam’s Scottish shops’ Christmas sales hit 5 year high

Oxfam's Scottish shops enjoyed a bumper Christmas trading period, with sales hitting a five-year high. ...

‘I feel like I can be myself but challenge myself at the same time’

Oxfam has been fighting poverty and injustice since 1942.   We couldn't do this vital work without our incredible team of over 1,000 volunteers who work in Oxfam shops across Scotland. ...

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‘I’ve been volunteering for over 20 years’

Oxfam is on the frontline of some of the biggest humanitarian crises of all time. Right now, we're helping thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by providing clean drinking water, sanitation...

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‘Oxfam has given me my life back’

Last year Oxfam International helped 22 million people around the world.  But Oxfam's work begins right here in Scotland, with our network of 46 shops raising vital funds for Oxfam's...

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We won’t live with poverty. Join our movement to end it.

Are you tired of the status quo? Want to be part of something big? Want to influence change in your area?  Sign up to campaign with Oxfam Scotland! ...

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Glaswegian Oxfam shop volunteer visits refugee response in Greece to mark 75 years of the international development organisation

A Glaswegian grandmother was chosen with three other Oxfam shop volunteers, with nearly sixty years of service between them, to visit Oxfam's work helping refugees and migrants in Greece ahead...

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