Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Fashion and more...

We love fashion as much as we love fighting poverty and love that we can combine the two!

We have lots of resources and blogs that can give you an insight into what we do and how you can be a part of Oxfam's ongoing fight against poverty and humanitarian inequality. There is also helpful information on our Shop's Oxfam homepage http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-shop-exeter which provides links to the items we sell online and feeds to facebook and twitter.

As well as our own, Oxfam has it's own Fashion blog http://www.oxfam.org.uk/fashion-blog and its own Twitter feed www.twitter.com/OxfamFashion which provides information and news about the latest trends and campaigns that we're involved with.

There is also great information about getting involved here http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved and, specifically about volunteering, here http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us .

We are always keen to hear about what you are doing yourselves and how you are making the world aware of what we do here at Oxfam, so tweet us www.twitter.com/exeOOSoxfam or e-mail us at oxfamshopf3229@oxfam.org.uk if you want to let us know what you're doing or planning, or want more information on volunteering here in Exeter.

There is more information on what volunteering with our online team entails here http://www.exeteroxfamonline.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/volunteer-post-posting.html
http://www.exeteroxfamonline.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/volunteer-post-photographing.html
http://www.exeteroxfamonline.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/volunteer-post-listing.html

You can also call us on 01392 437385 if you would like to speak to us about volunteering or anything else.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A selection of our favourite things...

Here in Exeter we've developed a love affair with the item's we sell and can't wait for them to find a new home!

Some get snapped up quickly so don't delay! Just click on the links to find out more about our favourite items.

Pedro Mulet red handbag with gold coloured chain.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/handbags/pedro-mulet-red-hand-bag-886043

Dents small purple handbag with loop hands and ruffled effect on the outside.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/handbags/dents-small-purple-handbag-905546

Ghost petite black dress with gorgeous patterning.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/dresses/ghost-size-petite-black-dress-867225

Retro Plus size 14 black and white patterned dress with colourful geometric splashes of colour.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/dresses/retro-plus-size-14-black-and-white-pattered-dress-987789

Vintage Enrico Serrati small black and white print dress. Absolutely beautiful.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/eveningwear/vintage-enrico-serrati-size-small-black-and-white-print-dress-987737

Vintage Anokhi blue and green floral dress that is perfect for an understated, vintage summer look.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/vintage/anokhi-size-10-blue-and-green-floral-design-dress-hd_28455185

Mitsy size 12 white dress with shoes and handbags print pattern. Fantastic for summer.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/product/mitsy-size-12-white-dress-hd_54641822

Beautiful brand new Dagnez size 14 bronze halter-neck evening dress. A bargain.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/eveningwear/bnwt-dagnez-size-14-bronze-halter-neck-evening-dress-676097

Vintage M&S size 12 long red dress from the 70's and 80's era. So summery.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/womens-clothing/dresses/vintage-70s80s-ms-size12-long-red-dress-987305

And finally...

Designer medium size cream and yellow coat by Roland Mouret, made in France. Stunning.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/product/roland-mouret-size-medium-french-made-designer-coat-cream-yellow-hd_25745634

If you want to browse any of our other items visit our shop: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-shop-exeter and click 'see all items for sale'.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

#Volunteers Week...

As many of you will know, 1st - 7th June is volunteers week around the UK and here at Oxfam we want to celebrate it!

We're hoping to run little training sessions on Friday 1st, Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th to give everyone a taste of what we do here in oxfam.

Whether its as part of the shop floor team, sorting and pricing team or joining us here on the top floor to find out all about the online side part of Oxfam, we would love to have you.

Volunteering isnt just for these 7 days though. We have a wonderful team here who not only enjoy the days they volunteer, but have also found that volunteering has changed their lives in someway or another.

Most have had the chance to learn new skills or meet people from different backgrounds and so many finish each day in a positive frame of mind knowing that even just an hour has made our fight against poverty easier.

If you would like the chance to volunteer with us in Exeter (in either our books, music or standard shops)
contact us via
Twitter: @exeOOSoxfam
E-mail or phone:
oxfamshopf3229@oxfam.org.uk (01392) 437385 (standard)
oxfamshopf3203@oxfam.org.uk (01392) 493433 (books)
oxfamshopf3214@oxfam.org.uk (01392) 253796 (music)
Or visit us at 96-98 South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EN

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Looking forward to summer...

Like us, I'm sure you can't wait for those glorious sunny days when you can rock your favourite frock or (board shorts) and frolick barefoot on the beach.

We're hoping that those days aren't far away and are putting some fantastic clothes onto our snazzy new website.

There's so much to choose from! Elegant floaty dresses to daring skirts or tailored shorts to checked shirts.

And don't forget those every so important accessories. We've got a deluge of gorgeous scarves ready to go online, including many that are 100% silk and have that beautiful vintage style to them.

And what do you need to carry everything around in but a fashionable and practical handbag (or rucksack if it's a big day out!).

We have so many items on our website to cater for all your needs!

Let us know what gems you find via our twitter feed. www.twitter.com/exeOOSoxfam

We look forward to hearing from all of you lovely people!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Things they are a changing...

Here at Oxfam (not only in exeter but for all our online shops) we are updating our website, enabling us to bring you new features, clearer menus and easier ways to navigate all the news and items we have.

To celebrate this, we're looking for more fantastic volunteers to join our wonderful team online and in the shop.

Do you have a persuasive way with words? - Then join our listing volunteers who add our items to our website and use their talents to sell our brilliant donations.

Eye for photography? - Join our photography team. These people have an eye for detail and show our donations off to their very best.

Want to make sure the customer gets what they want? - Join our dispatch team. Every member of this team is neat and guarentees that all our customers purchases arrive in tip top condition.

If you want to do more than just one job listed here we would love to hear from you.

You can drop by at 96 South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EN.
E-mail us at: oxfamshopf3229@oxfam.org.uk
Tweet us at: www.twitter.com/exeOOSoxfam
Find us on facebook: search 'Oxfam Exeter Online Shop'
Or phone us on: 01392 437385

Friday, 30 March 2012

Blimey we're going vintage...

It's official! The summer is here and it's time to rock those frocks.

To celebrate the arrival of summer we are going back in time and picking out some of the amazing vintage items that we have in stock.

There is so much to choose from...

How about... a 50's silk dress?

A 60's evening dress with black and white animal print?

Just take a look at what we've got photographed ready to go online...


Thursday, 22 March 2012

A great few weeks...

Since our refit during January and February, our volunteers have been working hard on listing the generous donations we've received and posting the items that you've kindly bought from us.

It's been a fantastic few weeks for us during march and I've been overwhelmed by the efforts of my team and now i'm happy to report that we have alot more room in our online area and would love some new volunteers to help fill up all this empty space!

If you're worried about anything to do with becoming a volunteer here in exeter and working for the online side of our business, please dont be afraid to contact us.

Details about what you would do as a volunteer are outlined in other posts on this blog.

Tel: 01392 437385
e-mail: oxfamshopf3229@oxfam.org.uk
tweet: @exeOOSoxfam
facebook: 'Oxfam Exeter Online Shop'

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Volunteer post - Posting

Here's a brief outline of what you do as a photographing volunteer...

 
What work will I be doing as a volunteer?
  • Accessing database and printing orders
  • Picking and packing orders
  • Dispatching orders using on-line mail account
  • Ordering packaging materials
What experience, skills or attributes will I need to do this volunteer role?
  • Confidently use a PC at a basic level
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive to create an excellent customer experience
  • An organised methodical approach
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Working as part of a team
What can Oxfam offer me as a volunteer?
  • Full training and ongoing support
  • Work experience
  • Work based reference (qualifying period applies)
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Expenses paid
If you're interested please phone 01392 493433 (bookshop) or after Feb 17th, 01392 437385

Volunteer post - Photographing

Here's a brief outline of what you do as a photographing volunteer...

What work will I be doing as a volunteer?
  • Photographing donated stock
  • Editing Photographs using Microsoft Photo Editor
  • Working closely with online management and listing volunteers
What experience, skills or attributes will I need to do this volunteer role?
  • Computer literate
  • Able to use digital camera
  • A flair for creativity and merchandising goods to achieve their full potential
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Working as part of a team
What can Oxfam offer me as a volunteer?
  • Full training and ongoing support
  • Work experience
  • Work based reference (qualifying period applies)
  • Opportunity to meet new people

  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Expenses paid
  • If you're interested please phone 01392 493433 (bookshop) or after Feb 17th, 01392 437385

    Volunteer post - Listing

    Here's a brief outline of what you do as a listing volunteer...

    What work will I be doing as a volunteer?

    • Selecting stock to be listed for sale on on-line shop
    • Creating listings using PC including photography
    • Storing listed items ready for despatch
    What experience, skills or attributes will I need to do this volunteer role?


    • Computer literate – able to use simple listing tool
    • A flair for creativity and merchandising goods to achieve their full potential
    • Able to work on own initiative
    • Working as part of a team
    What can Oxfam offer me as a volunteer?
    • Full training and ongoing support
    • Work experience
    • Work based reference (qualifying period applies)
    • Opportunity to meet new people

  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Expenses paid
  • If you're interested please phone 01392 493433 (bookshop) or after Feb 17th, 01392 437385

    Here we go...

    Greetings from Exeter! I am currently writing to you from Oxfam’s bookshop as my own shop (the standard clothing, accessories and new products one) is currently undergoing a rather nifty re-fit.

    That does mean that we are sadly not able to sell any of our gorgeous clothing or fashionable accessories online until we go back in on February 17th (fingers crossed!).

    We will be offering you updates about the re-fit itself and other  opportunities that we have for those who want to know about second hand clothing, fabulous accessories and we’ll also be giving you the low down on our Vintage and DIY ranges that will soon be available.

    Myself, the shop’s deputy manager, will be busy on various little projects aimed at getting in new volunteers and new customers alike. We’re still offering training in the 3 main departments of our online business (which I manage for the standard shop as well!). These are ‘Listing’, ‘Photographing’ and ‘Posting’. A profile for each will be up shortly!

    During the next few weeks this blog will go from these bare bones to something far more exciting and offer you something to come back to again and again, week after week.

    Gareth