Volunteering at Oxfam helped me build up my confidence and skills in the retail sector, after a gap in my career. The team are wonderful, and our manager is always willing to listen to new ideas and is very understanding. Oxfam gives us a lot of opportunities to put ourselves forward, learn new things, and feel empowered, and though the job can be tough, it is rewarding and not a single day is exactly the same. I would highly recommend volunteering with Oxfam - it has definitely helped to turn my life around and make me feel valued. In my role I can be myself but challenge myself at the same time.
Travel/ lunch expenses, great team, lots of training
Not exactly a con, but there can be a lot to get done on one shift