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2931 - Thrift store Volunteer at 'Journey Thrift'
Position Address:
24 Nelson Street East, Brampton, ON, Canada
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


Journey Thrift is a non-profit secondhand store located in Brampton's downtown. Our organization supports The Journey Neughbourhood Centre, which serves the Ardglen and Orenda neighbourhoods of Brampton. By accepting and selling gently-used goods, we generate income that contributes directly to the development and implmentation of the services provided by The Journey Neighbourhood Centre. Please click on the Organization name, above, to learn more about the Centre, or on the website 'link' under Social Media, below.

To learn more about the Store, please access: Journey Thrift - Home

As we emerge from COVID-19, 'in person' volunteering is gradually returning, and Journey Thrift is in need of capable, dedicated volunteers to fill various 'roles' (see DESCRIPTION, below).


Journey Thrift has a variety of 'roles' available for volunteers and we currently have a need in all areas of our store operations:

  • Cashier - Our volunteer cashiers help customers make purchases, answer inquires, and welcome customers into our store. All cashier training is provided prior to starting at our cash desk
  • Greeter - Greeters stay near the front of the store and welcome customers into Journey Thrift. They also answer questions, direct people in the store, and ensure that customers are following proper guidelines regarding mask-wearing and hand-sanitizing 
  • Backroom Associate - The backroom volunteers help to accept, sort, process, price, and put out donated items. This role varies day-to-day depending on what we receive and what needs to be processed. Backroom volunteers should be able to comfortably lift moderately heavy loads (e.g. a garbage bag full of clothes) and be comfortable interacting with customers who come to donate at the store. All training will be provided on-site
  • Floor associate - Journey Thrift floor associates assist customers while they are shopping, help keep the sales floor tidy and organized, and help with creating in-store displays and promotions

PLEASE APPLY NOW for a September 7, 2021 start to active volunteering. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send your name/contact information to The Journey Neighbourhood Centre. If you do not have a 'profile', you are encouraged to create one: 


Volunteer as part of a team Give back to the local Brampton community Help others in need — Build community and friendships Learn new skills Help reduce waste  Secondary school students can add hours to 'community service hours' needed to graduate  Gain customer service skills Learn cashier skills Have fun with other like-minded people


  • MINIMUM AGE - 14 (if you are under 18, you will need to provide written consent to volunteer, signed by your parent/guardian)
  • You're able and prepared to commit to 1-2 morning or afternoon shifts on a weekly basis for a MINIMUM of 3 to 6 MONTHS
  • You're compassionate and caring about our Vision and Mission
  • Able to get to and from Journey Thrift independently, plus be punctual, responsible, and reliable
  • Proficient in English
  • Willing to learn thrift store procedures and processes (TRAINING will be provided on-site)
  • Able to lift/move moderately heavy loads (e.g. a garbage bag full of clothing; small furniture items such as side tables, etc.)
  • You're aware of the need for excellent customer service for this volunteer engagement (and you're committed to be courteous and accommodating to everyone who comes into JourneyThrift (customers, donors, and volunteers)

SCREENING of applicants will be principally virtual/remote (tel/email/online interviewng), unless advised otherwise. After you apply, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications by The Journey Neighbourhood Centre.

Min Age: 14   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2021-09-07
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon

ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS are scheduled for the same day and same time each week

Journey Thrift operates Tuesday-Friday from 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 3pm

Weekday morning shifts are from 10am - 1pm and weekday afternoon shfits are from 1pm - 5pm. Our Saturday shifts are from 10am - 12pm and 12pm - 3pm

We ask that our volunteers take on one to TWO (2) shifts per week and commit to coming each week


PROVIDED ON-SITE for each volunteering 'role'. See list in DESCRIPTION.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Customer Service
Accessibility: Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2021-11-30

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