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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?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak at the moment we are unable to welcome new volunteers to our high street shops.  However we would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer with us once our shops reopen.

You can register your interest here

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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

During the time that our shops are closed we want to do all that we can to support our amazing volunteers.

Join our Facebook group

If you are an existing Oxfam shop volunteer you can keep in touch with us and your fellow volunteers through our new Volunteer Community Facebook group. This will be the main space to share updates on our work, activity ideas and volunteer events for your to get involved with during this time.

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.

Find out more 

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.

Find out more 

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!

Find out more 

Safer recruitment statement

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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Jobs at Oxfam

Browse our latest job vacancies to see if you have the skills and experience we need right now.

Current job vacancies at Oxfam