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Young Volunteer

Join the Oxfam community
As a Young Volunteer Oxfam can boost your confidence and CV by teaching you all about what goes into making their fantastic shop at Manchester Fort thrive.

You can keep busy in the stockroom sorting and checking donations or be on the shop floor, serving customers and putting stock out on sale. Or get involved with social media and online retail. Whatever suits you! Best of all you’ll be raising vital funds to support people facing poverty around the world.

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

You can focus on any part of volunteering that interests you the most. As a Young Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence. Why not try a bit of everything?

  • Sorting donations including checking and pricing
  • Serving customers on the till
  • Create stylish window displays
  • Keeping the shop fully stocked
  • Helping donors as they come in
  • Counts towards Duke of Edinburgh / Saltire Awards

Young Volunteers
The minimum age to volunteer with Oxfam is 14 years old. You can apply when you’re 13. Oxfam require parental consent for any volunteer under the age of 18 so it is important to put your date of birth on your application. You can find out more about safeguarding on the Oxfam website.

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 they 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.

Apply online here or contact us on givetime@oxfam.org.uk

Everyone has something to offer
At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. You can find out more about volunteering with Oxfam here.

What happens next?
After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat with your parents/guardian if possible. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you’d like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!