Help people locate treasures in Oxford’s Aladdin’s Cave…

Scrap Store orinoco

We are recruiting for volunteers who would like to help in our Oxford based store. We are looking for people who have a passion for reuse and want to join in the fun that goes on in our eccentric and irrefutably valuable “Aladdin’s Cave”.

Role description:

  • Help customers in our store find what they want/need and offer advice on projects where able.
  • Sort through donations and tidy store.
  • Display items for sale in attractive manner.
  • Make attractive signage for use in the store.

You will have:

  • Enthusiasm about the “reuse” ethos.
  • Ability to deal with people in a friendly yet professional manner.
  • Ability to organise stock and learn the layout of the store to process donations effectively
  • Availability to volunteer regularly for a number of hours each week when the store is open between 11amto 4pm on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 Benefits of the role:

  • Excellent CV experience in working in the waste and recycling sector.
  • Experience of working with a community organisation and volunteers.
  • Inspiration for your own creative projects
  • A chance to be involved with exciting and creative community, reuse and education projects and support a worth-while organisation

About Orinoco

Orinoco is a small but popular charity, based in Oxford, committed to reuse and to providing interesting and unusual materials for children, adults, students, playgroups, schools and other organisations for creative projects. They collect clean waste from local businesses and sell it at very low prices through their Scrapstore, as well as selling unwanted DIY materials and tools

How to apply:

Please send a short e mail detailing why you are interested in the role and what you have to offer Orinoco to Tanya at For more information or to discuss the role please contact: 07788561363. Please be aware this is a voluntary role.