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Volunteer with us

We want to thank our inspiring volunteers fighting poverty in our shops, at festivals, in schools and so much more.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our movement to end poverty around the world. Thank you for your commitment then, today and in the future.

Interested in volunteering in a shop?

Following the recent changes to lockdown restrictions, we are pleased to announce that our high street shops are undergoing phased reopening nationwide. We plan to have as many shops open as possible by the end of July.

If you're interested volunteering, we need your help now more than ever. To get involved, please complete the form below. As this is such a busy time, please be aware that it may take us a little longer than usual to come back to you. If you have any questions about your application or volunteering with us, you can contact shop support on 0300 200 1333 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Thank you.

Apply to volunteer in a shop 

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Oxfam shop volunteers make a huge contribution to Oxfam's work, helping people build better lives around the world. 

Already a shop volunteer? Keep in touch

There are lots of ways you can stay connected with Oxfam and fellow members of our shop volunteer community.

Join our Shop Volunteer Newsletter

Our dedicated shop volunteer newsletter will keep you informed with news and updates from across the shop network. You can sign up here

Join our Facebook group

Our shop community Facebook group serves as a space for volunteers to share tips and connect with each other. Oxfam staff will also use the space to share updates on our work, upcoming training sessions, informative talks and activities to get involved with. Please note, you will need to be over 18 and an existing Oxfam shop volunteer to join this group. You can sign up here

Give us a call

If you have any questions or thoughts you want to run by us during this time, or just fancy a chat, we are here to listen. Our dedicated supporter relations team are available to call from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday UK time on 0300 200 1300.

Other ways to volunteer with Oxfam

Volunteer at a festival

Glastonbury, Reading, WOMAD... fancy heading to one of the UK's top festivals? Become an Oxfam festival volunteer and you'll join a team of thousands, united by a love of music - and the desire to fight poverty worldwide. Stewards, campaigners, and volunteers for our fabulous festival shops - we need them all.

Festival volunteering 

Volunteer in your community

Be part of a global movement of people who won't live with poverty. Join our vibrant network of campaigners and fundraisers who help raise money to save lives and campaign to speak out against injustice. You'll be part of a team of letter writers, gig organisers, climate change marchers, bucket shakers, fun runners, petition signers and fundraisers.

Find out more 

Volunteer to organise an Oxjam event 

Up for the challenge of organising your own event next October? Oxjam events are what YOU make them. You don't need experience; all you need is a love for music and plenty of enthusiasm and dedication! If you're passionate about your local music scene there are also loads of other ways that you can get involved with Oxjam.

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Corporate volunteering

Five great ways to engage your employees and fight poverty worldwide. Together, we can harness your passion and expertise to build a brighter future for the people who need it most. By volunteering with Oxfam, your employees can help us rebuild lives after disaster, tackle the big issues that keep people poor and help people out of poverty. At the same time, your staff will challenge themselves, learn new skills and meet some incredible and inspiring people.

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Volunteer at the London Marathon

Volunteer at the 2012 London Marathon

Come and join us in supporting Team Oxfam at the London Marathon 2020 for a spectacular race day experience!

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Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

More volunteering opportunities

  • At our warehouses
  • We've a range of roles in our warehouses, helping to sort and prep stock donated to Oxfam shops nationwide and online.
  • Internships and office roles
    Looking for a new challenge or career change? A few months at Oxfam's a great way to hone your skills.

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