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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.

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.

If you have spare time during school hours, want to give back and have a positive impact in the community and in the developing world, learn about all things Fair Trade, meet new people and gain retail experience, we want to hear from you!

We are a not-for-profit group of volunteers, raising and donating funds to Oxfam Australia, raising awareness about Fair Trade principles, consumer habits and our individual impact that can help tackle poverty.

Our fundraising shop is located in Bayswater WA, next to the new train station and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 1pm.

Different teams of at least 2 volunteers run the shop on these days and your commitment could be either weekly or fortnightly or on regular set dates, depending on your availability.

Shop duties include sales, customer service, ordering from and liaising with suppliers, pricing, and shelving/display, attending meetings (once a term), attending Christmas market stalls, etc.

You would be paired with another senior volunteer who would provide guidance and company during your shift.

NO previous retail experience is needed

We value your time and look forward to hearing from you! Whilst we are accepting applications from volunteers who would like to contribute their time on all days (Tuesday - Sunday), at the moment we are particularly looking for volunteers who would like to contribute time on a Saturday.

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

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour 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, volunteers and partner organisations 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 and volunteers for us.