Oxfam Crouch End Clocktower

Donate / volunteer


We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill


Our stock depends entirely on your donations. Declutter your shelves and give your outgrown possessions a second life. We are always in need of vinyl records (LPs & 7"), CDs and DVDs.

Please help us by discarding books in anything less than very good condition. We cannot sell videos, magazines or encyclopedias. We cannot accept clothes, bric-a-brac or electrical items.


The shop is run by volunteers. We are 16-year-old schoolgirls, DJs on Saturday nights, retired teachers, record or comics fanatics, literature lovers, British, Spanish, Polish …

If you feel like helping Oxfam, dealing with books and records and meeting nice people at the same time, call into the shop, speak to Chris the manager and take away an application form. We ask volunteers to commit to a four hour session, morning or afternoon, once a week.

Current Specialist Vacancies

Shop Photography Volunteer (Crouch End)





Oxfam Crouch End is a busy shop specializing in books, music, video, comics and cameras. We are looking for volunteers who would like to be involved in all aspects of Social Media - from identifying target audiences, to being up to date with trends and currently affairs. Working with us gives volunteers the chance to develop a wide range of organisational skills and gain experience in a working environment. This is a great opportunity to join our diverse team and try something new


Ideally you would be able give 4 hours a week.


Key Responsibilities:



  • To photograph items listed on our ebay and amazon shops, download the pictures to PC and place items in correct storage area.

  • To photograph shop displays and other ad-hoc items for use on Social Media or other promotions.


Skills & Competences:



  • We are particularly interested in young volunteers with an interest in photography. An interest in learning about online selling would be an advantage.

  • This would be ideal for photographers or other creative students.

  • A positive attitude and willingness to get involved is important.

  • Exceedingly creative spirit

  • The role requires a sharp eye for detail, anyone with a history of collecting would be good for this role.

  • An interest in books, music, film or comics would be an asset, but is not essential.

  • Good team work skills are very important as is the ability to work on your own. Taking responsibility and being accountable are also vital to this role.


What this role can offer a volunteer:



  • Contribute to Oxfam's goal of achieving a just world without poverty

  • This is an opportunity to show case yourself within an International Brand

  • A good basic preparation for a career in commercial photography and commerce

  • Gain confidence in pursuing a career in Media and the creative fields

  • The chance to work in a friendly environment and to get involved in your local community. Developing confidence and interpersonal skills

  • Enhance your CV by working for a world renowned charity

  • Reasonable lunch & travel expenses as per Oxfam's policy





Chris or Mikki


Tel:                  020 8347 7492

Email:               oxfamcrouchend@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter:             @OxfamCrouchEnd

Facebook:        Oxfamshop Crouch End





You can download a Volunteer Application Form here and email it to the address above or drop it by the shop


Start date:



As soon as possible

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