Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Store

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Position description: 

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! 

Email:  vghthriftstore@shawbiz.ca

Address:  2535 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Phone:  604-876-3731

Contact Person: James Ferrier

 

 

 

 

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, and dealing with garbage and recycling.

Qualifications: 

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

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

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.

How to apply: 
Email, give us a call, or drop by and say hello!
Contact person: 
James Ferrier
Contact phone: 
604-876-3731
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Seniors
Youth Development
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:
20
Position start/end date:
11 Nov 2019 to 11 Nov 2020
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