Gift Shop Volunteer

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Position description: 

We have a small gift shop at our facility that sells things, such as candy and small gift items, to our residents, staff and visitors. This shop is 100% run by volunteers and the funds raised from the running of the shop go towards equipment and programs for the residents.

- Assist residents with shopping and also provide a social activity for residents
- Handle a variety of cash sales with residents, visitors and staff
- Open and close shop, restock shelves, tidy-up, market merchandise and sell variety of items e.g. gift ware, candies, toiletries, etc.

must be at least 16 years old and commitment to coming once a week for 2-4 hours for a minimum of 4 months (longer commitment preferred). Currently, only have weekday between 11 am - 3 pm open.


Greet and assist patients, residents, visitors and staff
Stock shelves, keep the shop neat and clean
Balance the cash at the end of the shift
Manage cash sales, and operate interact machine if applicable.
Price stock as directed


Able to assist people who may have physical and/or cognitive challenges
Able to communicate well in verbal and written English.
Friendly, reliable, patient and respectful
Able to follow direction and enjoy teamwork
Willingness to listen, learn and develop effective ways to interact with people.
Experience with cash handling and/or customer service an asset

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

Gain valuable experience with elders in a health care environment
Enhance the quality of life of elders
Access to educational opportunities, references, scholarships, and
monthly draw prizes.
Gain experience in a retail environment
Criminal Records Check required

How to apply:
Contact person: 
Stephanie Kulferst
Contact phone: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
28 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
St. Vincent's Langara
255 West 62nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5X 4V4