top of page

English plus Volunteering Internships

Gain valuable work experience while improving your English on our English plus Volunteering courses. In association with Oxfam, one of the world's foremost registered charities you can gain essential administrative and finance work experience. Placements can be for up to 30 days on the Standard Visitor Visa

See here


Why Oxfam need volunteers

Oxfam would not be able to raise crucial funds for Oxfam’s emergency and development work all over 
the world without our dedicated volunteers, who provide their time and bring multitude of skills. 
In return, we offer personal development, valuable insight into charity retail and a friendly environment to meet new people.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

You do not need previous experience but some or all of the following skills will be useful:
•  Commitment to Oxfam’s values of empowerment, accountability and inclusiveness.
•  Ability to work within Oxfam’s policies
•  Good basic numeracy (essential)
•  Good attention to detail (essential)
•  Proficiency in Microsoft office, particularly in Excel
•  Willingness to learn (essential) Other desirable skills:
•  Ability to work as part of a team and under own initiative
•  Good verbal communication skills
•  Good organisational skills

Work Meeting
Charity Donations

What are your key responsibilities?

As a Volunteer Finance Assistant, you will be assisting with the processing of all the income and/or expenditure for all our shops.
•  Logging in and filing of shop income returns
•  Checking and entering banking
•  Problem solving and dealing with queries
•  Bank Reconciliation work – investigating discrepancies
•  Processing gift aid information
•  Checking the accuracy of invoices
•  Processing invoices for payment by entering relevant data onto payment system
•  Problem solving and dealing with queries
•  Customer Care Duties
•  Opening, sorting and distributing mail
•  Assisting with the maintenance of records monitoring certain financial documents and filing

If you want to apply for an English plus Volunteering Course through International House Newcastle, please complete the application form and select this course. We hope to see you soon!

bottom of page