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I enjoyed working as a volunteer.
Volunteer (Former Employee), Worcester, ENGFebruary 17, 2014
I worked as a volunteer at oxfam i gained stock experience and till experience
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Fun workplace
VOLUNTEERING (Former Employee), Grimsby, ENGFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: good place to work
I loved working here because the people was lovely, It was good work and easy to do.
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More job skills
Deputy Manager (Current Employee), Cobham, ENGFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: helping those who cannot help themselves.
Cons: no salary!
It was a big step to move into the Charity retail sector. Working for a great cause and learning the retail environment was worthwhile.
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Productive
Volunteer (Former Employee), UxbridgeFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: you could choose the hours you worked
Cons: sometimes business could be slow
A typical day at work involved using the till, serving customers and managing stock.
Co-workers were very friendly and young, so I was able to get along with them very quickly.
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Good feel factor
Retail Sales Assistant (Former Employee), EnfieldFebruary 5, 2014
I got a lot of job satisfaction from selling goods in order to raise money for those in great need
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Very funy
Manager assistant, Volunteer (Former Employee), Luton, ENGJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: you can buy very good and cheap things
I start work in this shop, that to get more communication with people and improve my English. From Lithuania I have a high Retail Management level and here I didn't learn a new things.But I was happy that I have chance all day talk with people and more learn English.
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Just voluntary
Sales advisor (Former Employee), welwyn garden cityJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: free training
Cons: lack of pay
Just voluntary work, but i was given free reign in doing the window displays and was till trained so it was a great starting point into retail.
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volunteer
Sales Assistant (Volunteer) (Former Employee), nottinghamJanuary 23, 2014
as part of volunteering i was helping customers with get what they wanted to buy and i also was able to do stock checks, i have learned how to work in a team and manage to use to till properly, i enjoyed doing this as it gave me a chance to socialise with new people and meet new people
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fun at workplace
Sales Assistant (Current Employee), Redhill, ENGJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: longs hours
worked on the till
manage money
my manager is nice to work for
l get on with my co- workers
lifting
meeting customers
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Good place to volunteer if Intereseted In Retail work
Volunteer Shop Assistant (Former Employee), Cleckheaton, ENGJanuary 22, 2014
I achieved my N.V.Q. Level 2 In Retail and my N.V.Q. Level 3 In Retail Managment through Oxfam and Park Lane College
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productive and fun working place
Volunteer Health and Safety Assistant Officer (Current Employee), OxfordJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: n/a
very exciting, productive , friendly and a fun working place.
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Fun workplace
Sales Assistant (Voluntary) (Former Employee), Cleckheaton, ENGJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: free lunch
I would open up and close the Oxfam shop, cash up. Stock up clothes, toys, toys, DVDs, CDs, and what we needed to top up. The most I enjoyed of working for Oxfam was meeting new people.
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enjoyed my employment
Volunteer (Former Employee), Cambridge, ENGJanuary 16, 2014
enjoyed my employment with oxfam, serving customers and rotating the stock felt natural
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Volunteering work
Sales assistant (Former Employee), Welwyn Garden City, ENGJanuary 15, 2014
It was a volunteer job,once a week.It was a quite job where we renew the old books, sell music, books, cards and diaries.The philosophy of Oxfam is to increase the sales and is a charity organisation.
I had wonderful colleagues and a made friends from there.
Generally, it wasn't a heavy job, except the weights of books.I was really enjoyed that period – more... in Oxfam and I visit them as a customer now. – less
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good bit of experience
Volunteer (Former Employee), High Street, ENGJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: free cups of tea and cakes/biscuits
Cons: was a bit quiet sometimes
good experience, not the most exciting job but it was useful
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Day at work
Volunteer Finance Assistant (Current Employee), Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: no wage
Assist with recording and processing of Oxfam charity shop income and/or associated expenditure for the Oxfam shops.
Responsibilities include logging/filing shop income returns, data checking & entry, query handling, bank reconciliation work, supervision of other volunteers, checking invoices, processing invoices, problem solving, customer care, mail – more... sorting, record maintenance and assisting with mail outs.
Good numeracy skills, attention to detail, knowledge of IT, efficient, organised, flexible and have good interpersonal skills. – less
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fun workplace
Retail Assistant (Former Employee), Sheffield, ENGJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: employee discount
Cons: no cons
dealing with customers on a daily basis
keeping the shop floor cleen and tidy and maintaining health and safety regulations
friendly co-workers
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not very good
Assistant (Former Employee), bristol westbury on trymJanuary 10, 2014
Pros: it was for a good call
Cons: manager was no good
I enjoyed the first week of being there but after that gt fed up with the manager being out the back and not showing what everything was
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very intresting and fun
Volunteer (Former Employee), llandrindod wellsJanuary 9, 2014
this job was a volenteer job and i really injoyed it i didnt mind not gettingpayed as it still gave me the training i needed to start on with new jobs
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sales assistant
Oxfam sales assistant (Former Employee), ipswichJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: helping countries around the world with our service.
In oxfam we value customer service.

My duties within this work experience placement included:

-till trained

-worked on the shop floor

-rearranged stock on the shelves, presenting the range of products including books and music.

-ran errands at the bank

-closed up the shop after the shift.

About Oxfam

Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organisations working in 98 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty – Read more