Like Music Festival? Volunteer With Oxjam Newcastle

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty.

By now, everyone should have heard about Oxfam, an international organization working in more than 90 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty and related injustice around the world. Over years, Oxfam has developed strategies to combat the causes of famine by providing food, medicine and also tools to enable people to become self-supporting. It also runs markets of international trade where crafts and any kind of product from poor regions of the world can be sold at a fair price to benefit the producer. Numerous Oxfam shops all over the world sell fair-trade and donated items.

So what does this have to do with a music festival?

Oxfam holds a month-long music festival every year, which runs all thought October with hundreds of events around the UK. It’s called Oxjam and it is completely organized by local volunteers who know and love their local music scene. This is a chance to save lives by raising money and to enjoy the opportunity of running a music festival.

The Oxjam Newcastle Takeover

The Oxjam Newcastle Takeover forms part of the national Oxjam music festival. It’s mission is to support talented emerging artists and help raise their profile around the region and beyond. Last year, 14.5 million people were helped by Oxfam and since 2006, there have been 3,500 Oxjam gigs, which have raised more than £1.75 million. In addition, there will be over 700 Oxjam events across the country this October.

Volunteer With Oxjam Newcastle

Currently, Oxjam Newcastle is looking for passionate volunteers who can help out at the Takeover Festival on Sunday, 21st October 2012. The line up includes some of the region’s best bands, musicians and DJs, together with top live stand-up comedy. The details will be finalized soon, so the sooner you contact them, the better. For this volunteer spot, prior experience is not required but having a committed ‘can-do’ attitude will help.

Now whether you are a charitable soul wanting to run the door, liaise with artist or help collect funds, you should apply first. This will be a fun way for you to help fight global poverty and social inequality.

Email Lynn at with the following details:

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • DOB:
  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Email Address:
  • Current occupation/course being studied:
  • Details of any volunteer/fundraising and/or other relevant experience (max 200 words):
  • Skills/Qualities you can bring to the Oxjam Newcastle Takeover Team, mentioning any specific roles/activities you are interested in (max 200 words):


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