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Shop Volunteer - Oxfam

Oxfam Ireland Sligo Shop

About Oxfam Ireland Sligo Shop

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Our vision is a just world without poverty.

What's Involved

We're open again and looking for new volunteers!

We ask that you commit to at least 4 hours per week (one shift). Tasks include sorting, steaming & pricing of clothes along with shop duties such as shop merchandising & displays, customer service and till operation. Full training is given in all areas and no experience is necessary.

COVID-specific training is provided and we have full safety protocols in place. We have customer restrictions in place and have masks available to volunteers who want to use them. All donations are left untouched for 72 hours.

Some volunteers concentrate on one area such as sorting and steaming and only work in the store room while others are more focused on organising displays or customer service. We aim to facilitate you in your area of interest. For example we have volunteers who predominantly focus on one section of the shop according to their interests e.g. books, accessories, bric-a-brac, music/dvd or electrical sections. Whether you want to gain general retail experience, increase your confidence in customer service or indulge your interest in books or bric-a-brac, we'd love to hear from you.

Volunteering with us is a great way to acquire new skills and meet new friends while really making a difference. All we ask for is your time. We are open 6 days a week for the moment. You can click 'Apply Now' below or call into the shop any time and ask for Michelle or Anne (Managers). Even if you are unsure we are happy to chat about it and answer any questions you have.

What's required for this position

We require commitment to the role and being a team player is also important. All other skills needed can be acquired on the job!

  • Personable Skills
  • Retail/ Customer Service

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 4hrs

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Oxfam Sligo, 17 Grattan Street, Sligo.

Other location details:

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

It gives people a chance to meet and mix in social groups, acquire new skills and provides work experience for CV.

Apply Now Click the apply now button to register your interest in this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Sligo
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