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Our shop assistants are the back bone of our team and carry out a number of tasks including serving our customers, using the till, sorting new donations, researching and pricing books.  We provide full training in all areas and no experience is necessary.  All we ask for is enthusiasm and commitment. Many of the bookshops in York are either run by or employ people who volunteered with us as shop assistants.  For more details please ring us on 01904 652749 or even pop us an e-mail at

We also have Volunteer Shop Assistant vacancies for Fridays.

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We are looking to recruit a volunteer driver who can collect book donations from our local book banks.  We will pay mileage expenses for the distances travelled as part of this role.  There may also be occasions when they will help our other volunteer driver with collecting donations from donor’s homes.  For more details please ring us on 01904 652749 or even pop us an e-mail at



We have an exciting volunteer role designed to raise the profile of Oxfam in the local area, and promote Oxfam Books Petergate’s varied activities.  We need a Community Engagement Volunteer to identify and build relationships with local businesses, job centres, colleges, universities, and other community organisations to increase volunteer applications and source donations.  They must be able to work independently as well as engage with our events and social media volunteers.
A background in community engagement, recruitment or similar would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.  For more details please ring us on 01904 652749 or even pop us an e-mail at 


How to Volunteer:

We are always looking for new members of the team here at the Petergate shop. If you can spare a few hours a week then why not get in touch? Feel free to come into the shop to speak with us about joining the team. Alternatively you can download an application form here.

Just fill it out and pop it into the shop or email us at