Thrift Shop Sorter

Organization Details
Organization Name: Thrive Thrift Shop
Address: 555 Spence Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 2R9
Website: http://www.thrivecommunitysupportcircle.com/
Organizational Description: Established as a community project and social service of Thrive aims to empower families and individuals by providing volunteer opportunities where individuals can learn employment, social and life skills and gain work experience! We work with newcomers, individuals overcoming mental health crisis as well as volunteers from various programs including disability programs,work experience programs, the Fine Options program, and volunteers doing court-mandated community service.

Volunteers gain employment references, fulfill mandated court orders, obtain volunteer reward benefits from EIA, interact with the community and so much more. Our awesome volunteers help to support community needs and by doing this we can offer a valuable service by providing affordable clothing, toys, linens & household items. All of the proceeds benefit the programs at the Resource Centre.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Sorters have the fun job of working in our warehouse, and are responsible for ensuring that all items that end up in the store are suitable for sale. They are essential to the store in that they ensure that we have a steady stream of good quality items available for customers. Basically, you have the fun job of going through other peoples stuff and finding treasures! Sorters can also organize the store when donations are ready to be put out.

Duties include:
Sorting:
- Sort donated items for pricing, moving each item to the correct area of the warehouse.
- Check each item to ensure that it is suitable for sale in the store. Ensure that items to be sold are clean and in good condition. Make decisions about what items should be sold, passed on, or thrown away.
- Store seasonal items in the correct locations until the proper seasons.

Other tasks:
- Bring in new donations, enforcing store policies on what donations are and are not accepted and thanking donors appropriately.
- Hang clothes, checking each item for tears or stains and ensuring that zippers, buttons, and pockets are all in good condition.
- Consult with other volunteers or the Coordinator if unsure about the suitability of an item for sale, or about the prices of exceptional items.
- Clean the work area at the end of the shift.
- Wash clothes when necessary (time permitting, we have laundry facilities).
Skills Required: - Able to move boxes and bags of donations and to do light physical work.
- Reliable in coming for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick.
- Able to distinguish items that are in good condition from items that are not. Able to pay close attention to detail.
- Able to work well both independently and as part of a team. Able to accept supervision and direction.
- Able to understand and follow directions in English.
- Willing to work with others who are from diverse backgrounds.
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Shifts are typically three hours long. However, we are flexible with schedules to fit volunteer needs. Shifts are available in the mornings and afternoons, Monday to Friday. This position is also available as a short-term or group opportunity. Please contact the Thrift Shop Coordinator at the numbers below to inquire if interested in single-event or group volunteering.
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 carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: spence.street.thrift.shop@gmail.com
Phone: 204-783-9281
In Person
Closing Date: Aug 30, 2019
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