A MANAGER of a charity shop in Dorchester town centre is on the lookout for new helpers in the run-up to Christmas.

Oxfam Dorchester in South Street is appealing for volunteers to help run the shop during the festive season and raise funds to help the world’s poorest.

Volunteers are needed for a range of roles, such as manning the tills, window dressing; sorting donations, listing items online, and updating social media.

Shop manager, Mel Ware said: "Come and be part of our little ‘Oxfamily’ this Christmas. You can volunteer for as little as four hours a week, on a temporary basis or permanent too.

"You can gain retail experience, find a supportive community of volunteers on your doorstep, improve your communication skills, and help make a difference."

As well as stocking pre-loved clothes and homewares, books and music, Oxfam Dorchester stocks an ethically sourced range of new products from the Sourced By Oxfam range.

Oxfam accepts volunteers from the age of 14, but all under 18-year-olds must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

For more, visit the shop in Dorchester, or go online at: www.oxfam.org.uk