Kentish Town Book Shop Volunteer | Amnesty International UK

Kentish Town Book Shop Volunteer

308 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TH
Hours per week
Minimum 4 hours per week
Salary details
Unpaid - voluntary role, travel expenses only.
Closing date
Friday 31 May 2019 at 12:00
Interview date
Contact email

Books for Amnesty is a small chain of well-stocked second-hand bookshops. We are located in Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Great Malvern, Newcastle, London (Hammersmith and Kentish Town in spring 2019) and York. Through the sale of donated books we raise money for Amnesty International’s human rights work as well as raise awareness of Amnesty’s work and campaigns. We also sell higher value books on the Internet through Amazon and Abebooks, an online marketplace for books

Main responsibilities include:

  • Selling books
  • Answering customer queries about stock and Amnesty International
  • Till work
  • Stock management – sorting and pricing and researching the value of books.
  • Display and presentation within the shop
  • Marketing the shop e.g. advertisement and promotions.

You should be able to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours per week, for a minimum of

3 months.



  • Customer focus
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good command of English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Interest in books
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Commitment to Amnesty’s work.


We are particularly looking for people with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Book selling/book trade
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, email)
  • Office management
  • Sales/retail
  • Marketing.

Apply for this role

Please read the task form at the bottom of this page, and complete the application form also below, if interested.

Email completed application forms to before midday on 31 May 2019.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Book Shop Volunteer application form
Kentish Town Book Shop task form