Volunteer with Oxfam

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With nearly 1,000 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 46 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.

"A normal Shift is about four hours, but I always wish it could be longer, because it is amazing to see so many people of all ages take an interest in books and helping charity"
Chloe Chu, a volunteer at Oxfam Books in Dublin

"Volunteering is an opportunity to give something back to your community and you get something in return also - A new batch of friends, something positive to keep you busy, while also raising money for projects in the developing world"
Kay Rogers, former Oxfam Ireland Board member and volunteer in Belfast Office


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? 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.

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.

Retail Team  Member
Retail Team  Leader
Visual  Merchandiser
Retail Team Member (Furniture Shop)
Retail Team Assistant
Stockroom Team Member
Social Media Volunteer
Delivery Team Member


Due to Covid restrictions we currently have no office-based volunteering opportunities.

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.  
You can register your Information below for any future office opportunities that arise.

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)