Thrift Store Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


222 Grand Ave WSouth St Paul, MN 55075


The Clothes Closet thrift store, which is open to the public, has a dual purpose: proceeds from sales provide funding for Neighbors, Inc.'s emergency and supportive services, and clients can receive free vouchers to shop in the store for needed clothing or household items. A staff store manager oversees the operations of the Clothes Closet, and more than 200 volunteers enable it to run.

Key Activities:

*Receive incoming donations, thank donors and provide tax receipts when necessary.
*Sort clothing and household items. Determine what is able to be sold and what must be recycled.
*Provide customers service by greeting customers, answering questions and assisting customers with finding items when necessary. Cashiers will ring up sales, count money and provide change.
*Organize, clean and straighten racks and the sales floor. Help to create a beautiful space where customers can shop with dignity and joy.


*Must be at least 14 years-old (or 12 if accompanied by an adult). Cashiers must be at least 18.
*A positive attitude and a sense of teamwork.
*A willingness to work hard--to leave the store and Neighbors better than you found it.
*Strong visual presentation skills and/or comfort in helping customers.
*Non-English language skills helpful but not necessary.


*A strong feeling of accomplishment at the end of each shift and knowledge that your service is playing a part in funding Neighbors' programs and serving clients.
*An opportunity to use current skills and gain new ones. Training and ongoing support is provided.
*Ongoing volunteers are invited to the annual appreciation event and continuing education lunches.

Current Shifts Available:
Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday evenings, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday evenings, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Neighbors does not have opportunities for court-mandated community service


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Retail / Sales
  • Transactions
  • Spanish
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing, weekly

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