Customer Service (Former Employee) – Norwich, Norfolk – 6 December 2018
If I wasn't working there as a volunteer, I would make this job my career. The people, the environment, I cannot explain the shear joy of working here. On my first day I was already friends with half the staff and I loved every second of the job. It misses the 5 star mark because I was never able to get a paid job there but if one comes up I'm straight in. The only job that I felt like I could be myself.
I had worked there for my Work experience in year 10, and had found it really good. It's a nice place to work as volunteer, and to know what it is like to work in a store/ shop like that. As well as get a good experience upon working with a till.
I was also working with amazing people and they were really nice to me, and the customers.
Lots of different skills can be learned and tasks undertaken. Standing at the till can involve confronting the occasional challenging customer, who will attempt to bargain more because it is a charity shop.
Was only there for short bursts but the work was basic and it was a fairly average experience, I obviously didnt get paid I was a volunteer.
Voluntary Worker (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 2 December 2018
Was only there for short bursts but the work was basic and it was a fairly average experience, I obviously didnt get paid I was a volunteer, they did help me with all that I needed to be acknowledged as having worked there for my Dove.
Asistant (Former Employee) – Shirley, West Midlands – 29 November 2018
I enjoyed knowing that working in Oxfam was going to beneficial towards the less fortunate.I liked the team, they were all very friendly towards me. It was very diverse in Oxfam which I thought was very helpful, it made me feel very comfortable.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Camden Town, Greater London – 29 November 2018
As a sales assistant, my job role was to keep the shop clean as well as to sort the clothes out according to its different types of clothing. I had to iron the clothes and do the price tagging so I always had something to do. During the time I worked in Oxfam, I learned what visual merchandising is and how to use the till. The most enjoyable part of the job was working as a team as we were able to share the chores to make the job done quicker.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – London – 27 November 2018
I really like volunteering at this company because I have developed new helpful skills that I can use in the future. I am usually steaming/ironing clothes and hanging them on hangers and putting them out in the shop. I also learned how to work with money , I have learned this by working at the till in this workplace.I don't find anything too challenging. I really enjoy learning new skills and volunteering here.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 26 November 2018
Recomended flexible friendly staff . Amazing co-workers. Good work-life balance. I found it relatively easy to get a promotion within the organisation and change my location during year that I spent within it.
I loved working with Oxfam as they were like family to me and I got on really well with every one I worked with. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to meet the different people who came through doors on a regular basis.
Volunteer Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Sutton, Greater London – 19 November 2018
I left because the manager was rude and talked behind staff backs when you're not around. She made up lies to get me into trouble with head office. They believed her as she was the manager. She was not nice at all