Thrift Store Volunteers

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Position description: 

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Are you looking for something awesome to do over the summer? If you are, why not volunteer for the VGH Thrift Store and contribute to a good cause.

The Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Shop Society is a non-profit organization that works to raise funds for patient care areas in Vancouver Coastal Health’s directly funded Vancouver facilities.

The Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Store needs volunteers during the summer months to assist in any of the following areas: cashiering, assisting customers, sorting and tagging clothing items, sorting and pricing donations, tidying and organizing the store, helping with donation drop-offs, recycling and more.

The VGH Thrift Store opens Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Shifts are from 2.5 hours to 4 hours each.

Besides making a positive impact this summer in supporting Vancouver health care programs, you will meet new people in a fun environment. And if you find this is the place for you, hopefully you will continue to be part of our team. We need you all year round!

 

Deliverables/Duties: 

Volunteers perform a wide range of duties which include cashiering, assisting customers, sorting and pricing donated items, tagging and pricing clothing items, displaying and organizing merchandise, tidying and cleaning the store, helping with donation drop-offs, garbage and recycling.

Qualifications: 

Positive attitude, shows initiative and commitment, responsible, dependable, hard working

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

Upon request, volunteers will receive reference letters and certificates of volunteer service hours, completion on their community volunteer program reviews, work education and work placement reports, volunteer service reference check and verification forms, work experience performance evaluation, school or job-related applications, etc.

How to apply: 
http://vghthriftstore.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/VGH-Thrift-Store-Application1.pdf
Contact person: 
Angela Kwan
Contact phone: 
604-876-3731
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
The Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Shop Society's mission is to operate a thrift store with funds raised being used to support health care programs at Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. We need volunteers who can generously dedicate their time to the VGH Thrift Store to make our mission happen. Volunteers perform a wide range of duties which include cashiering, assisting customers, sorting and pricing donated items, displaying and organizing merchandise, tidying and cleaning the store, helping with donation drop-offs, garbage and recycling.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
20 Jun 2018
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
VGH Thrift Store
2535 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z2