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Oxfam St Ives

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Oxfam GB is a charity fighting poverty, inequality & injustice worldwide. It focuses on emergency response, development projects & advocacy.

Oxfam Books and Music Shop Volunteer (St Ives)

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Join our friendly Oxfam team as a books and music volunteer to learn new skills, make new connections and help us beat poverty around the world!

Join the Oxfam community

Our Books and Music Shops are part of what makes Oxfam totally unique. We get some really exciting donations and even more interesting customers. As a volunteer here, you’ll help us make the most of those donations and keep our customers coming back for more.

We’ll share our expertise with you and give you all the training and support you need to help us make the most of our wonderful donated books, DVDs, CDs, and vinyl. Whether you have years of experience or are totally new to retail, you will be part of a fantastic community of volunteers.

Our shops are like a beehive – there’s so much going on! You can keep busy behind the scenes, sorting, researching, and pricing donations. Or maybe you’d like to be on the shop floor serving customers and helpings donors. Some people like to focus on their speciality and some like to try a bit of everything. It’s up to you!

Oxfam Books and Music Shops are a great place to volunteer, learn about retail, and get involved with your local community.

About this role

We will give you all the training and support you need so you will develop your skills as part of our team. You don’t need to have any experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.

You can focus on any part of volunteering that interests you the most whether it’s working with books, music, people, admin, social media, or a bit of everything. As a Books and Music Shop Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence.

  • Put your expertise to good use by focussing on what interests you the most
  • Or branch out and learn about something completely new
  • Learn to make the most of donations by checking, researching, and pricing them
  • Improve your communication skills as part of a team
  • Creating attractive displays across the shop

Volunteering that works for you

Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. So even if your availability or skills don’t match this role, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.

What's the duration of the opportunity?


Where is the opportunity based?

10 Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambs, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EG

Can students travel to the opportunity via public transport?


What attributes would your ideal volunteer have?

No specific skills are needed - we will provide all training that's required!

What skills would the volunteer gain?

Volunteers can choose which skills they are most interested in developing. Whether that's research, administration, communications and marketing, we can support your development.
  • Your CampusCambridge
  • InterestsBusiness Administration, Education
  • FrequencyOn-Going

Employability skills

  • Application of IT 0
  • Communication and Literacy 0
  • Critical Thinking 0
  • Emotional Intelligence 0
  • Intercultural Awareness 0
  • Problem-solving 0
  • Resilience 0
  • Social Responsibility 0
  • Team Work 0