Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Store
COME AND JOIN OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEER TEAM
(Students to Retirees)
WHO WE ARE
The VGH Thrift Store is a non-profit organization run by a team of dedicated volunteers and staff. Our first store front was launched in 2004 on West Broadway in the Mount Pleasant community. Our present location is on Hastings Street in the Hastings-Sunrise community.
WHAT WE DO
The VGH Thrift Store supports Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and other Vancouver Coastal Health facilities and services in Vancouver. Since opening its doors, we have raised more than $250,000 towards the purchase of equipment, clothing and comfort items for VCH-Vancouver patients, clients and residents.
WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT
Commitment, dependability, initiative, hard work, good sense of work ethic and responsibility.
Thrift store tasks and duties include cashiering, customer service, donation sorting and pricing, tagging clothing items, shelving and displaying merchandise, maintaining the cleanliness of the store, helping with donation drop-offs, and recycling.
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT
Support our cause and make a difference
Meet school and academic requirements
Complete required volunteer hours
Earn a volunteer certificate and a reference letter
Have an impressive resume
Meet new people and make new friends
Gain new experience and learn new skills
Practice English conversations and learn new idioms
WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Application: Email, give us a call, or drop by!
Address: 2535 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Contact Person: James Ferrier
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, and dealing with garbage and recycling.
Positive attitude, shows initiative and commitment, responsible, dependable, hard working
Upon request, volunteers will receive reference letter 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, and school or job-related applications.