Oxfam’s Online Shop is based The Northern Logistics Centre, Batley, a warehouse which houses both Oxfam’s Online and Festival Shop operations, as well as, a textile sorting plant, and transport and distribution offices. The Oxfam Northern Logistics Centre uses donated clothing and textiles to raise vital funds to help Oxfam fight for a fairer world without poverty! We are the only charity in the UK to have our own sorting plant, meaning no Oxfam donation goes to landfill!
All our volunteering roles are based within the Online Shop, which launched in 2007. We were the first online charity shop in the UK and remain the largest to this day, showcasing a broad range of fabulous textile donations to a worldwide audience; from high-end to high-street, vintage to contemporary. Why not take a look? www.oxfam.org.uk/shop
Volunteer Role TitleVolunteer Garment Care Specialist
About the Volunteer Role
This varied role is vital to allow the Oxfam Online shop to run successfully. This role focuses on giving each item a little care to ensure it raises as much money as possible for Oxfam. You will be hanging, steaming and ironing donations. Identifying and damaged clothing and helping to organise and prioritise stock. If you can sew you may also help us with repairs. You will need to be able to correctly identify and separate ladies and men's clothing. You will have an eye for details and be organised. Sewing skills would be helpful but are not essential. You will gain skills and experience in an e-commerce retail environment. You will be joining a fun, diverse and positive team who raise hundreds of thousands of pounds every year to end poverty. We will pay travel and lunch expenses in line with our expenses policy. This role is very flexible, you can volunteer from as little as a few hours per week. We are open 9am - 3.45pm from Monday to Friday. We are located in a large warehouse which is a 15 minute walk from Batley Railway Station. Free parking is available at the front of the building. You will find us at Oxfam Northern Logistics Centre, Mill Forest Way, Off Grange Rd, Batley WF17 6RA.
When you can volunteerFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleAdmin / Retail, Arts/Culture/Heritage, Gardening / Conservation / Practical
Special RequirementsApplication form required, Disabled Access, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise), We are in a busy Warehouse so closed-toe shoes must be worn. Oxfam is a member of the government's Disability Confident scheme and we have disabled access throughout the building.
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