Oxfam’s books and music volunteers help fight poverty

 

Oxfam’s books and music volunteers help fight poverty | Flyer Magazines Oxfam’s books and music volunteers help fight poverty | Flyer MagazinesOxfam’s books and music volunteers help fight poverty | Flyer Magazines

News about suffering caused by poverty is disheartening. You might think ‘I wish I could help, but what impact can one person have?’

‘You can make a big difference by volunteering’, says Cecilia de Vos Belgraver, manager of Oxfam Books and Music, Bishop’s Stortford. Oxfam is fighting poverty and at any given time responding to some 25 emergencies worldwide. In 2019, alongside 3 500 partner organisations in 67 countries, Oxfam helped over 12 million people fight poverty.

A big source of funds is our charity shops, which is where you can help and add socio-economic value. Volunteering has value in many ways, one of them financial. In 2022, the Centre of Economics and Business Research found the estimated annual value of voluntary work to the UK economy was £18.7bn, with charitable donations contributing an additional £4.3bn

Volunteering is a win-win. Don’t worry about having the right skills. We’ll train you. You’ll meet people, find hidden treasure, gain work experience, confidence, and new interests.

You’ll also help the environment. Oxfam shops divert millions of items from landfill yearly. When you volunteer you’re raising funds to help fight the climate crisis, pollution and over-consumption.To apply, scan our QR code or drop by the shop: 3-5a North Street, CM23 2LD. Minimum age is 14.