Oxfam is a charity that focuses on global poverty. If you need to contact the Oxfam head office for any reason, you can do so by calling 0843 208 1738.
Other Oxfam Contact Numbers
|Donations||0843 208 1738|
|Head Office||0843 208 1738|
|Store Locator||0843 208 1738|
Oxfam Head Office Address
|UK head office||Oxfam GB, Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2JY|
Oxfam Head Office Opening Hours
Reasons to contact the Oxfam head office:
- To get information about the work that Oxfam does.
- For information about fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
- For assistance with careers at Oxfam.
- To make a complaint relating to Oxfam.
Oxfam is a charity which focuses on providing aid and fighting poverty around the world. In the last 15 years, Oxfam’s work has helped to reduce extreme poverty by a half and it believes that it can get rid of it completely in another 15 years. The charity gives support to developing countries, runs campaigns to influence education and healthcare for some of the poorest countries and provides round the clock emergency support when a disaster strikes and changes a community’s life forever. Oxfam provides support in a number of ways such as textbooks for children, provision of midwives, clean drinking water and emergency hygiene. At any point in time, Oxfam’s team can be responding to 25 emergencies around the world such as earthquakes, hurricanes, air strikes, conflicts and drought. In Syria, Oxfam has given almost a million refugees lifesaving aid. The charity works in over 90 countries around the world such as Angola, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The charity works in a number of different areas such as women’s rights, conflicts, food and water, aid and development and climate change. Current projects include improving water supply in Northern Kenya, helping female farmers in Ethiopia, dealing with malnutrition in Niger, supporting rural communities in the Philippines and helping female rice growers in Northern Sri Lanka.
Oxfam shops can be found in many high streets around the UK. There are over 650 shops selling a range of items including clothing, books, furniture, music and stationery. There are also specialised shops that are dedicated to books, music, furniture, bridal and boutique clothing. If you are unable to drop your donation off at your local shop, you’ll find donation banks in car parks around the country, including supermarkets that are open 24 hours a day- perfect if you work late nights and can’t visit the shop during the opening hours. You can use the Oxfam website to find your local shop.
If you want to work in an exciting and friendly environment, then working at Oxfam could be the ideal career for you. The charity offers on-the-job learning opportunities, courses and coaching to help you further your career within the organisation. Oxfam is a Living Wage employer and you can work flexibly, enjoy a generous holiday allowance and opt into healthcare plans and pensions. You can browse all the latest Oxfam job opportunities online at the website and apply that way.
Oxfam has an online shop for you to purchase clothing, gifts, books and art. There are thousands of items on there that are unique to Oxfam with hundreds more arriving daily. You’ll find a mixture of new and secondhand items. You may even find designer pieces from the likes of Celine, Miu Miu and Versace if you look carefully enough. You can purchase products from the Oxfam online shop confidently as they have a free returns policy, giving you 21 days to return items that you no longer want.
You can attend some of the UK’s most popular festivals by being an Oxfam steward. A steward is part of a large team that works to ensure the festival runs smoothly, so you could be reporting safety issues or answering questions from festival goers. You are generally required to complete three eight hour shifts and in return you’ll get to enjoy the festival the rest of the time. You do have to pay a deposit to secure your stewarding place but if you can complete all shifts to a satisfactory standard you will get the full deposit back after the festival. The amount that you pay depends on which festival you wish to steward at but you could pay up to £230.
Oxfam Wedding Dresses
Oxfam has a great range of vintage and second-hand wedding dresses so that you may find the right dress for you at a lower cost. You can browse wedding dresses online or head to your local Oxfam store to try them on. In some places, there are dedicated Oxfam bridal stores where you can make an appointment to try on dresses and an advisor will be on hand to assist you in making your choice.
You can volunteer for as little as 4 hours a week in your local Oxfam shop, and you’ll really be making a difference to people that live in poverty. You might be serving customers, styling window displays, managing stock or taking over social media. You can also volunteer at a running or cycling event to cheer on the fundraisers. You could also volunteer at one of the Oxfam warehouses, sorting out donations to be sent to the shops or put online. Lastly, you can volunteer in the office as part of an internship in a range of roles such as HR, IT, accounting and marketing.
Oxfam was originally founded in 1942 as the Oxfam Committee For Famine Relief. It was set up by a group of Oxford academics, Quakers and social activists with the aim of assisting with a famine crisis in Greece after it had been blocked by Nazi Germany and blockades were in action. The first international Oxfam was founded in Canada in 1963. There are now Oxfam organisations in the likes of Ireland, America, Australia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong and India.
The first Oxfam shop opened in Oxford, where the head office is still based today.
For more about Oxfam’s work and services, call the Oxfam head office contact number on this page.