Thrift Store Volunteers

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

Volunteers generously donate their time and expertise to operate our thrift store. They perform a wide range of duties from sorting and pricing donations and checking electronics and small appliances to helping customers or being a cashier or wrapper.

Volunteer duties include:

Assisting Customers
Cashiering
Clothing - Sorting, Cleaning, Ironing, Pricing
Books - Sorting, Pricing
Electronics - Sorting, Organizing, Pricing
General Merchandise - Sorting, Cleaning, Pricing
Organizing and Displaying Merchandise
General Maintenance of Store
Donation Receiving
Other Miscellaneous Tasks
Social Media
Fundraising

DUE TO COVID-19, the thrift store is operating with reduced hours. Until further notice, we will be offering the following shifts- Tuesday-Saturday- morning time shifts {9:30am-1:00pm}, and afternoon shifts {12:30pm-4:30pm}. We always welcome new volunteers.

Deliverables/Duties: 

- Cashiering
- Assisting customers
- Organizing merchandise
- Pricing merchandise
- Sorting books
- Repairing items
- Sorting merchandise
- Special projects
- Recycling and disposal of goods

Qualifications: 

-Enthusiasm, great attitude, and commitment are a must
-For volunteers who have a caseworker, please have your caseworker contact us first

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Student
Adult
Senior
English as a second language (ESL)
People with physical disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Additional Information: 

On-site orientation.
The thrift store allows volunteers an excellent opportunity to support the hospice mission by helping to raise needed funds for programs the Burnaby Hospice Society runs within the community. These programs include training volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to people with a life-threatening illness and grief support for family members after the loss of a loved one.

Other Reasons to join:

Gain experience / course credit
Stay active and contribute to a much needed cause
Coffee / tea
Letter of reference after 60 hours
Make new friends

How to apply: 
http://burnabyhospice.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Thrift-Store-Volunteer-Registration-Form-2.pdf
Contact person: 
Lucia Brum
Contact phone: 
604-520-5082
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Health, Social Services
Volunteerism
Mission:
We provide services in Burnaby to individuals and families going through the end-of-life journey. We support individuals who are in palliative or hospice care along with their families and caregivers. We educate our community about death, dying and bereavement.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
50
Position start/end date:
28 Aug 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Burnaby Hospice Society Thrift Store
6843 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5E1E4
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: December 28, 2020