Shop Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Volunteer Committee for the RWB
Address: 913 Corydon St
Winnipeg MB  R3M 0W9
Organizational Description: Things supporting the RWB is managed and staffed by the Volunteer Committee for the RWB, the longest running continuous fundraiser for the Arts in Canada. Our primary method of fundraising since 1967 is Things, a specialty boutique that sells consigned and donated items. We offer gently used antique, vintage and contemporary collectibles, including furniture, jewellery, china, crystal, silver, artwork, and linens. Our team of dedicated volunteers has been essential to the success of Things since its opening in 1967. We invite you to consider volunteering at the Things shop or at our Performance Sales for the RWB.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Our gift shop volunteers welcome all visitors when entering Things and advise them of our mission and non-profit status. Our team-based service provision focuses on excellence and includes, but is not limited to, unparalleled customer service and sales transactions in addition to functional duties such as keeping a clean work area, dusting display shelves, and maintaining a clean, inviting gift shop for visitors to enjoy.
Skills Required: A passion for people and ability to work within a team-based environment
Attention to detail
Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds
Ability to identify and positively resolve visitor complaints as they arise
Basic data entry an asset, but not required
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds - teaching, nursing, administration, computer technology - with differing skills and experience. All are welcome. Past retail experience is not required. Volunteers have demonstrated experience in working with people effectively, maintaining confidentiality and an ability to multi-task.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Weekend
Due to staffing shortages, we are currently open from 11 - 3 pm Monday - Saturday. Volunteers work a minimum four-hour shift twice monthly; weekly is preferred. Normally, volunteers work a 3-hour shift, either 10-1 pm or 1 - 4 pm.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Phone: 204-619-1633
In Person
Closing Date: Sep 15, 2021