When We Need You
From 11/02/2010 onwards
The role of Homewares Sorter/Pricer is an important one as it is your ability to recognise good quality stock and to price it to maximise our takings whilst providing good value for our customers which will make the shop a success. Your pricing will maximise Oxfam’s profit and will directily be helping us maintain the work that Oxfam does in areas of extreme suffering and poverty. If you are confident on using computers you will have access to looking up collectables and valuables on the internet so as to find appropriate prices. Experience of collectables and valuables is not nessesary as you might have knowledge of linen and soft furnishings, and be able to price curtains and bedlinen for us, taking measurements and noting materials. The Homewares department is a varied one and interest and enthusiasm in any particular aspect will be supported and appreciated. Oxfam is a fun and relaxed place to work – you will get to know your fellow volunteers and work as part of a team (although on some occasions the role will require you to work unsupervised and alone as you sort items in the back shop while other volunteers man the shop floor). As a volunteer for Oxfam you will have access to updates on work done around the country and around the world – as well as alerted to other opportunities for getting involved. There would be opportunity to get involved with other parts of the shop eg. Working till
About Oxfam - Penicuik
We focus all our resources on making the most money for Oxfam to overcome poverty and suffering around the world. Oxfam believes the lives of all human beings are of equal value – together we can build a just and safer world, in which people take control over their own lives and enjoy their basic human rights
Skills & Experience
Basic numeracy skills for pricing stock, basic literacy skills for reading labels, makers marks etc. Communication skills to interact with other volunteers. Willingness to learn new skills and more about the organisation. Ability to work unsupervised.
Oxfam Penicuik is situated in the town centre on a pedestrian concourse (36 John Street). Several regular bus services stop very close to the shop (Lothian Buses 47,37,15,15A & 40) Travel expenses will be paid for every volunteer working a full day shift (10am-4pm)
Over 75 if can provide own insurance
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Initial training with both Manager and other experienced volunteers on the procedures for sorting donations and pricing stock. Ongoing training provided in any changes to procedure or equipment. Training in other aspects of the shop as required/requested.
Charity Shops / Retail
Overseas aid / developing world
Transport costs for public transport or 25p/mile available to volunteers Lunch costs covered for volunteers working for a full day (ie. 2 shifts of 3 hours each) Receipts required.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
3 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
36 John Street
Contact: Emily Skinner
Tel: 01968 676501