Great place to work, everyone is friendly and great manager, they are also very flexible regarding working hours. It also allowed me to learn some new skills regarding online selling and also what OXFAM does for people.
Great working environment, flexible working hours, travel costs reimbursed no problem..
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Port Talbot Town – 9 September 2018
Typical day was either sorting through donations, re stocking shelves or serving on the till.
Hardest part of the job was other volunteers who wasn't very nice which made me feel uncomfortable
The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers and helping them with the purchases when needed and helping out the backroom sorting through donations and sorting stock out was all toward a really good charity and a amazing cause.
Paid lunches, flexible hours.
Volunteers with bad attitude towards other staff members and customers
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – Altrincham – 6 September 2018
I enjoyed having my work experience there as it opened my eyes to how retail works and did jobs such as book stacking and till working. Also, it developed my skills of meeting new people as I met new volunteers every day during the week as well as the new customers.
Volunteering as a customer care assistant (Former Employee) – Surbiton – 2 September 2018
I was part of a small team running a busy charity shop on the high street of Surbiton, helping the manager to attend to the customers, stock the shelves and sort through the donations. I learned how to focus attention on the customers, deal with their needs, and help them find what they were looking for. I reported to the manager, restocked the shelves and clothes racks, and sorted through clothes in the stock room, deciding what should go out, and find the best location in the shop for them to be placed. I learned how to operate the till, handling cash and credit card transactions, and match till receipts to transactions. The most enjoyable part of the job was working in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The hardest part was dealing with the huge number of donations, but that also was rather fun finding some great treasures.
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Edgware, Greater London – 17 August 2018
Oxfam, in my opinion is a brilliant place to work and I highly recommend anyone to volunteer. I enjoy spending my time talking to other staff members because they are friendly and polite. However, the working environment needs improvement because the place is usually messy.
Assisting people (Current Employee) – United Kingdom – 17 August 2018
Oxfam forms a community where it’s people come together of all types, ages, nationality and culture. New to Oxfam and volunteering it great to give something back for aid and support. I don’t feel pressured to work as it’s purely a volunteering role and you can work whatever shift pattern suits you. I thoroughly enjoy to work and have met some great staff and people.