Volunteer with Oxfam

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  • Kay Rogers, former Oxfam Ireland Board member and volunteer in Belfast Office
  • Chloe Chu, a volunteer at Oxfam Books in Dublin
With over 1,700 volunteers across the island of Ireland, they are the backbone of Oxfam’s network of shops, as well as an important part of the public face of our organisation. In addition to being the lifeblood of our 49 shops, Oxfam volunteers are making a huge impact everyday by supporting in our offices and distribution centre, helping to organise events as well as campaigning for change at music festivals and major events across the country. 
 
It is because of the commitment and enthusiasm of our amazing volunteers that Oxfam can change lives and work toward building a world without poverty.
 
So why wait? Get involved and become part of the change today. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
 
1.  Select your area of interest
 
2. Review the opportunities available to volunteer 
 
3. Complete the online volunteer application
 
You must be 16 years old or over to volunteer with Oxfam.
 
Once complete, a member of our Oxfamily will be in contact with you to provide more information on how you can get started on your volunteer journey with Oxfam Ireland.

Retail

Oxfam shops play a significant part in raising vital funds for our work around the world. Our shops are run by wonderful dedicated crews of volunteers. It’s a team approach and we like to have fun while getting the job done. We sort, price, prepare and sell, both new and second hand clothes, books, accessories, furniture and even bridal wear in some locations.
 
Our retail opportunities don’t stop in our shops - individuals seeking more practical tasks can join our Oxfam Ireland Distribution Centre in Dunmurry. Here our volunteers can join a busy hub processing and sorting predominantly new donated stock to send on to our shops for sale.  We also have a busy fleet of drivers who require help with deliveries to keep our shops well stocked.
 
Our shops and distribution centre are hives of activity with lots of chats and opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and of course, have plenty of fun along the way. 
 
So why wait? Join the global movement to end poverty.
 
Oxfam Ireland is always on the look out for new volunteers. Please click on the links below for full role descriptions of the volunteer opportunities that may be on offer.
 

 

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Office

Oxfam Ireland have offices in Dublin, Belfast and at our Distribution Centre in Dunmurry. These support the day to day running of the Oxfam Ireland programme. 
 
We are a busy, passionate, happy team, working on a wide range of projects and support programmes including: administration, volunteer support, campaigns, I.T, marketing, fundraising, communications and social media.
 
We are keen to grow the reach of our work with the support of volunteers. Whether your aim is to develop your own skills or share those you already have, we are keen to hear from you. Some roles require specific skills and others will just ask for your commitment, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.  
 
Oxfam generally require a commitment of one day per week, over a three month period, as a minimum for office based roles.   
 
Please contact irl-volunteer@oxfam.org to check new availabilities.  
 
Click on the links below for full role descriptions of the volunteer opportunities that may be on offer.
 

Office Superhero
Digital Production and Marketing Assistant 
Fundraising Team Volunteer

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER IN OUR OFFICES

About Volunteering

We're committed to providing a positive and enjoyable environment for all of our volunteers. We truly value the time, effort and enthusiasm volunteers give and we want to ensure we do all we can to support you in your volunteering. For further information on Oxfam’s commitment to volunteers:

Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Code of Practice

Oxfam Ireland Safeguarding Commitment – Guiding Principles (ROI)

Oxfam Ireland Safeguarding Commitment – Policy Statement (NI)