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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.

Oxfam shops

Volunteer in an Oxfam shop and you'll join a powerful movement of people united by one goal - an end to poverty, for everyone.

Window dressing, serving customers, organising pop up shop events, sorting donations, managing our social media - we need people for all kinds of roles. And you'll join a friendly team at the heart of your community.

Volunteer in an Oxfam shop 

Kalpesh Lathigra/Oxfam

Meet people of all ages and backgrounds when you volunteer at your local Oxfam shop.

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 at Trailwalker

Volunteer at Trailtrekker

Trailwalker is a huge logistical exercise, and Oxfam needs amazing volunteers to make the event possible! Volunteering is a lot of fun. It's a great way to meet new people, or to spend time with friends and family. Trailwalker is one of Oxfam's biggest fundraising events, so you'll be volunteering alongside hundreds of people from all walks of life - it truly is an amazing experience.    

Volunteer at Trailwalker 

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.

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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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Do your DofE Volunteering section with us

We have opportunities for you to complete the volunteering section of your Duke of Edinburgh Award with Oxfam through our shops network. Whether you're doing your Bronze, Silver or Gold award you will have a chance to learn new skills and gain experience in anything from customer service to visual merchandising, social media or more. Volunteering with Oxfam is the perfect opportunity not only to contribute to your Duke of Edinburgh but to boost your CV and have fun whilst you're at it.

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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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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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Campaign with us

Campaigning with us

Oxfam's campaigns fight injustice and poverty. Join in, to make a lasting difference.

Campaign with us

Current job vacancies at Oxfam

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