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 Fundraising Team Member
With almost 1,200 across the country, our volunteers 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 45 Charity 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
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.


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 chat, 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.




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.   
Listed below are just a few of the types of roles available in our offices. Please contact volunteer@oxfam.org prior to completing an application to check current availabilities.  
Please click on the links below for full role descriptions of the volunteer opportunities that may be on offer.

Corporate Services Team Member

Office Superhero

Fundraising Team Member — Unwrapped



Each year, Oxfam attends some of the hottest festivals and events across Ireland to highlight our campaigns and inspire festival-goers to support them.

We are looking for volunteers that’s are friendly, good communicators, reliable and committed to helping to build a world without poverty. Please note all festival volunteers need to be over 18 on the day of the event.

No previous experience is needed and you’ll be fully trained in the issues and campaign techniques by Oxfam’s experienced campaigns staff. In return for volunteering, you will have a lot of fun, be part of a fantastic team and know you are doing your bit to change the world. Plus you will get to attend some of the biggest gigs and festivals of the year for free – you’ll usually get to see the headliners and have time off at each event to enjoy the music and atmosphere.

After many years, Oxfam has closed its festival stewarding programme. We want to thank all our fabulous, hard-working stewards who have joined us over the years and raised many thousands to help lift people out of poverty. Former stewards are welcome to apply to our festivals campaign team, or find out more about other volunteering opportunities here.

Volunteer with Oxfam Ireland

About Volunteering

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

Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Code of Practice

Oxfam Ireland Safeguarding Commitment – Guiding Principles (ROI)

Oxfam Ireland Safeguarding Commitment – Policy Statement (NI)