Kavod Thrift Store - Volunteer Opportunities

Organization Details
Organization Name: B'nai Brith National Organization of Canada - Kavod thrift store
Address: 531 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1S2
Website: https://www.bnaibrith.ca/
Organizational Description: B'nai Brith Canada will be opening the Kavod thrift store in July 2024. We will function as a regular thrift shop, open to the public, with every purchase directly supporting our most vulnerable community through a variety of programs.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5358
Description of Duties:

Kavod thrift will be opening mid to late July. We are seeking volunteers to assist in a varieties of positions. Training in all departments will be provided prior to the store opening, as well as ongoing as we grow!

Sales Floor/Customer Service:

Responsible for assisting customers, answering questions, updating displays, and general organizing and upkeep of the retail space. Trained volunteers in this department will also assist with ringing up purchases.

Sorting Room

Assess donated items, quality check, organize into categories, pricing (The Manager will ultimately decide how merchandise will be priced. Item prices cannot be altered without a manager's review and decision).

Special Events

On event day, we will require volunteers to assist with various roles. We will email and post in the Volunteer Hub details of the event and tasks/roles available.

Pick-up Donations Driver

The volunteer will be responsible for driving to the homes of donors who are interested in donating and unable to drop off at Kavod.

Skills Required:

  • Friendly personality

  • Reliable

  • Passionate about Kavod's mission and assisting communities in need

  • A positive attitude and outlook while working with the volunteer team, customers, and visitors

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Time management

  • Able to work as part of a team and independently

  • Experience working in customer service is an asset (not a requirement)

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

  • Students can obtain volunteer hours for school requirements

  • A letter of recommendation / reference can be obtained based on fulfilling volunteer requirements and expectations

  • Experience in customer service, improved communication and interpersonal skills

  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills

  • Gain knowledge and understanding about the non-profit sector

  • Develop skills working with others

  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age: 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

  • Daytime

  • Sundays

  • Store hours: Sunday to Thursday from 10am - 5pm

  • The store will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and certain holidays

Two shifts:

9:45 AM to 1 PM

1:00 PM to 5:15 PM

  • We ask volunteers to commit to at least one full weekly shift

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Downtown
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Group - large, corporate and schools
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online: www.bnaibrith.ca/volunteer-hub/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2024