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300 N. Queen StreetDurham, NC 27701
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Finding the way home.


The volunteer shopkeeper is responsible for opening the FMF Homegoods store for residents residing at the shelter once per week for an hour. The shopkeeper will welcome residents and offer help with the selection of merchandise; handle cash-equivalents (decision dollars) in exchange for products; participate in counting store physical inventory; respond to resident questions and concerns as quickly as possible, and with a sense of importance; provide optimal service to all guests, respect, friendliness, patience; inform FMF staff of issues or concerns; remove damaged products (and inform staff); and other duties as needed.

Available weekly shifts

Wednesdays 6:30 pm -8:00 pm (first half hour to organize shop, place new items on shelves)

Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (last half hour to organize shop, remove damaged products, update order log)

Two volunteers are preferred for each shift to ensure all guests can be served within the hour. Children may be with their parents.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Inventory Management

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours per week
  • commitment of at least 4 months

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