Oxfam stamp program seeks volunteer help

Oxfam Canada’s philatelic fundraising program, “Stamp Out Poverty,” brings in about $30,000 each year by sorting and selling donated stamps to collectors.

Bill Woodley, the volunteer co-ordinator of the long-running program, has seen increased interest in stamp collecting throughout the pandemic, “perhaps because collectors – like almost everyone – are stuck at home looking for help with their hobbies.”

While the program’s mail-order sales continue to operate, its stock is running low, and organizers are looking for volunteer help.

“Perhaps you know a student who is looking for extra volunteer hours to meet their school commitments?” reads a Jan. 18 job posting on the group’s Facebook page.

For more information about the volunteer position, contact stamps@oxfam.ca.

To learn more about the program, visit bit.ly/3iWuYY9.

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