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OXFAM Sustainable Fashion Volunteer

Human Rights/Justice

OXFAM Sustainable Fashion Volunteer

Oxfam

Cork

At a Glance

  • Start Date:28/09/2022
  • End Date:31/12/2022
  • Closing date:07/01/2023
  • Post Updated:06/10/2022
  • Min Hours:3-4
  • Role Type:Shops/Retail

Requirements:Basic English, interest or experience in fashion or design is desirable.

Description

We are offering exciting volunteering opportunities for students in two locations in Cork.

You are interested in sustainable fashion and want to support Oxfam Ireland's worldwide programmes. 

You have 3-4 hours weekly and would like to try visual merchandising, team members, social media, or other volunteer roles. 

Choose one of our Cor shop shops, apply and play your part by donating your time and skills.

10 Cook Street, Cork View Shop > Oxfam Ireland (rosterfy.eu)

18 A, French Church Street, Cork View Shop > Oxfam Ireland (rosterfy.eu)

We will provide all the training you need to feel confident in the role. The shop manager will be available to give advice and assist you, as well as other experienced volunteers in the team.  

Apply now to become part of our friendly team helping to raise money for  Oxfam Ireland.

Some give us two hours a week, others give us 20, but no  matter what, they are all making a vital contribution towards the charity’s work

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Tasks and responsibilities

Exciting opportunities for followers of sustainable fashion in Oxfam shops.

WEEKEND RETAIL TEAM MEMBERS / VISUAL MERCHANDISERS/ SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERS

Do you want to help make a difference in a FUN and BUSY environment? By volunteering in our shops you have the chance to feel satisfied in knowing you are making a  difference as well as having the opportunity to enhance your skills and improve your CV! We are in need of volunteers for the following:

WEEKEND RETAIL TEAM MEMBERS

  • Assist customers and help with any queries
  • Operate the till
  • Support the shop team to ensure excellent customer service is being provided
  • Process deliveries
  • Deliver our sustainable fashion message to customers 
  • Ensure the shop is merchandised and presentable

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER

  • Development of brand awareness and online reputation
  • Increase website traffic and grow follower base
  • Promotion of shop stock and events
  • Profile content management
  • Cultivation of leads and sales
  • Engage with the public on a regular basis, with the ultimate goal of turning supporters into customers

VISUAL MERCHANDISER

  • Maximise profit and sales through effective use of space
  •  Maintain Oxfam Ireland model store concept
  • Create window and in-store displays
  • Carry out research to gain a strong understanding of current trends and seasons in order to create themes and colour schemes
  • Develop floor plans, making the most of the space available
  • Apply direction from Head Office on display themes when appropriate
  • Installing and dismantling of displays

For more information about the roles please visit https://www.oxfamireland.org/getinvolved/volunteer 

Skills required for this role:

Shop team member

  • Enthusiastic
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Open and approachable
  • Team Player

Visual merchandiser

  • Experience working in retail sector
  • Fashion brand and trend awareness
  • Have a flair for design and colour
  • Creative, imaginative and energetic
  • Communication skills
  • A keen interest. in art and design
  • Ability to use large and small spaces effectively
  • Be self-motivated and practical

Social media volunteer

  • Excellent IT skills including ability to upload multimedia content
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and create interesting content
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Awareness of current social media trends

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Online application, informal interview, and two references.

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Rasa Visockiene

Address: Oxfam, 2nd Floor, Portview House, Thorncastle Street, Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Website: www.oxfamireland.org/getinvolved/volunteer

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