Oxfam Chiswick boutique looking for Christmas volunteers

The Oxfam Boutique on Chiswick High Road is appealing for volunteers to help run the shop in the run up to Christmas.

Christmas is the busiest time of the year in the retail calendar, making millions for Oxfam. All profits from sales from Oxfam shops support the charity’s work to end extreme poverty around the world.

A range of volunteer positions are available including those on the shop floor, receiving donations, sorting donations and social media management roles. Oxfam accepts volunteers from the age of 14, but at the moment the shop is particularly keen to recruit volunteers 18 and over.

Protecting staff, volunteers and customers from Covid-19 remains a priority. Screens are in place at tills with hand sanitiser and masks available.

“Gain retail experience… and help make a difference”

Chiswick’s General Manager, Jess Seed, said:

“Christmas is the best time of year to be in an Oxfam shop; with lots of festive goodies on sale, our mission is to spread good cheer and raise vital funds for Oxfam’s work in relieving poverty.

“Put simply, without volunteers we could not open. Volunteers really are the heart and soul of our shop and we rely on them and appreciate their contribution hugely. We do all we can to make sure every volunteer has an enjoyable time and gets what they hope for out of the experience.

“Come and be part of our little ‘Oxfamily’ this Christmas. You can volunteer for as little as four hours a week, on a temporary or permanent basis. By giving your time, you’re helping to raise money for the world’s poorest people.

“At Oxfam you can gain retail experience, find a supportive community of volunteers on your doorstep, improve your communication skills, and help make a difference.”

For more information on volunteering in an Oxfam shop, click here or contact Judi Thompson on 07423 751 169.

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