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Fair Trade Oxfam Community Group WA - Fair Trade Shop Volunteer

Oxfam Australia
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We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be requested to complete an application form for this opportunity via the Oxfam Australia website.

Note: We welcome applications from volunteers with any availability, however we are particularly looking for volunteers who may be able assist on a Wednesday or a Thursday.

The Fair Trade Shop is looking for volunteers who are passionate and motivated to sell fair trade merchandise in our retail shop. The position has scope to move into buying, shop management, public presentations on fair trade and other positions in this entirely volunteer run activity.

Formed in June 2007, the Oxfam Group Fair Trade Shop WA is committed to supporting Fair Trade and Oxfam Australia through voluntary work. The focus of the shop and group is the promotion of Fair Trade products and information to the wider community, whilst also raising funds for Oxfam Australia. Group members also attend community events, and in doing so sell Fair Trade products and raise awareness. There are also a range of items which support sustainability, such as bush skincare products and foods which are enjoyed by our customers.

The Shop has completed a COVID Safety Plan to ensure the safety of its volunteers and customers.

This volunteer position is open all year and we welcome applications for any availability. We also request a minimum of 3 months commitment.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Key Tasks:

  • Customer Service
  • Recording Sales Transactions
  • Cash Handling
  • Stock Maintenance

Qualifications/Skills/Attributes Required:

  • Friendly Outgoing Manner
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Able to Work Independently
  • No previous retail experience required

Training and Supervision Provided:

  • Initial training and support
  • Retail training

Child Safeguarding:

As an agency undertaking work both nationally and internationally and in humanitarian response, Oxfam Australia takes its duty of care seriously to safeguard children and recognises that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within Oxfam Australia are required to understand and comply with the Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct.