Looking forward to Oxjam

October is Oxjam month! There will be hundreds of music events taking place up and down the UK for Oxfam’s Oxjam festival. The volunteer-led Oxjam Festival has been rocking people’s socks off since 2006. Clapham is one of the largest Oxjam areas, which means there’ll be loads of exciting gigs happening. I have it on…

Welcome Back

  Hello and welcome back to the Oxfam Balham blog! My Day as a Volunteer I have recently started here at Oxfam Balham (roughly a month ago) and I am very excited to be taking over the internet realm of Oxfam. A typical volunteer shift is four hours long (10am – 2pm or 2pm –…

Book lovers wanted!

Most people have thought about working in a bookshop at one time or another. And why wouldn’t you? There’s nothing quite like recommending a book you love to someone who hasn’t read it yet. Or sorting through the interesting volumes that people can bear to part with. If only there was a way to get…

We need volunteers!

Have you ever thought you’d like to work in a bookshop? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for more volunteers to join our lovely team in the general running of the shop. Volunteering could mean being on the till and chatting to customers about books or sorting through our donated stock and pricing it. It could…