Thrift Store Volunteer - Cary Sparrow's Nest! Help us sort, process and display donations!

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ORGANIZATION: Home of the Sparrow, Inc


Help make a change in the lives of homeless women and children by supporting Home of the Sparrow's Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores. Volunteers are essential in supporting our programs and services.

Sparrow's Nest Volunteers provide assistance throughout all areas of the store.
Primary duties and qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Accepting, sorting, cleaning, pricing, and displaying donated merchandise
  • Positions in specialized areas such as cashiering, floral arrangement, window dressing, and store design
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 3-4 hours weekly
All Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store locations include: Cary, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine, Third Lake, Woodstock and Community Threads in Arlington Heights. Shifts available Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

For more information or to fill out an application please visit:

Volunteers receive a 30% discount when shopping with us!

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About Home of the Sparrow, Inc


1991 Duncan Place, Woodstock, IL 60098, US

Mission Statement

Home of the Sparrow provides Hope, Opportunity and Support to empower women and children as they journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.


Volunteers are the backbone of Home of the Sparrow. Each time you volunteer, you become part of a woman’s story as she journeys to self-sufficiency!

Home of the Sparrow provides Transitional Shelter, as well as Affordable Housing and Rapid Re-Housing for women and children. Our Supportive Services address the core issues of homelessness.

We invite you to volunteer and shop at our Sparrow's Nest and Community Tread Thrift Stores. Stores are located in Woodstock, McHenry, Cary, Palatine, Mundelein, Third Lake, and Arlington Heights. Proceeds of these stores help keep our doors open. For more information about our programs, volunteering, or becoming a donor, visit


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


380 Northwest HighwayCary, IL 60013



  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Shifts available: Daytime hours Monday through Saturday.

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