Volunteer with us

Photo: Lara McKinley/OxfamAUS

Caption: Six months on from Nepal’s earthquake, Oxfam Shop Volunteer Beneeja Limbu unpacks the first delivery of goods from Nepalese producer partners affected by the disaster.

Volunteers form the backbone of our organisation – we couldn’t do what we do without them! Thanks to the effort, passion, and dedication of 527 volunteers, more than 38,145 working hours were contributed last year.

You can volunteer in a range of different areas including supporting our retail stores, assisting in our warehouse, editing, events, photography, and finance… just to name a few! You can view all of our volunteer positions here

Who can volunteer?

Anyone 18 years or older can register to volunteer. Special consideration may be made for volunteers aged between 16-18 years. Please contact us to find out more.

Internship placements are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in the sector while gaining accreditation towards the completion of relevant studies. Working with volunteers

Equal employment opportunity and diversity

We are committed to ensuring individuals are treated consistently and equitably irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, political, religious or philosophical allegiance, physical ability, family status, age or sexual orientation. Operating within a diverse national and international community, we are committed to developing policies, practices and ways of working.  Click here to review them.

Child safe employer

We are committed to protecting the rights of all children to live safely, without fear of abuse or exploitation – for more information please read our Child Protection Code of Conduct (PDF, 29kb) and code of conduct (PDF, 24KB) documents.

Read more about how Oxfam supports our volunteers here.


Our Volunteering FAQ can be seen here and should answer most of your questions, otherwise get in touch with the Volunteer Engagement Team here.