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Oxfam Galway launch volunteer appeal ahead of shop reopening



On Monday 17 May, Oxfam Galway will reopen for business (and donations!) but the top priority for the team is new volunteers to lend a hand in the shop. 


Volunteers play a vital role in Oxfam’s work globally, while also providing a solution to throwaway fashion by saving items from ending up in landfills here at home. By giving a little of their time and creativity, each one makes a huge difference in support of some of the most at-risk communities in the world, while helping our planet a little along the way. 


Caroline Reid, Communications Manager with Oxfam Ireland, said: “As our shop teams swing back into action in preparation for their long-awaited reopening, we have launched an appeal right across Ireland for volunteers to join our retail teams.  


“I would encourage anyone interested in lending some time at Oxfam Galway to make an application – people can give as little or as much time as they like, and we provide full training. Beyond day-to-day retail duties there are a variety of activities that people can help with from visual merchandising (for anyone with a creative flare for designing window displays) to social media (crafting engaging posts for digital channels). Oxfam shops are a hive of activity with plenty of opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills, and of course, have plenty of fun along the way.”  


“Our shop managers will be in store from Monday 10 May and will be accepting donations from members of the public. We would ask people to work with us during this period to ensure everyone has a safe and positive experience when visiting our shops. 



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