Donation Sorting & Material Handler

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ORGANIZATION: Mercer Island Thrift Shop

Mercer Island Thrift Shop

The Donation Attendant/Material Handler contributes to the Mercer Island Thrift Shop’s success by maximizing store sales through skilled and efficient handling of incoming donations.

Essential Job Functions

Provide excellent customer service to patrons and donors

Receive and distribute donations

Maintain a well-organized production and receiving area

Provide information to donors on acceptable donations according to the store’s best practice guidelines

Maintain visual standards and cleanliness of the receiving area

Stock product to the sales floor and rotate merchandise

Communicate and cooperate with staff, volunteers and management

Consistently apply safety, loss control and prevention techniques

Handle the organization and clean up of work stations and equipment at the end of each shift.

Educational Benefits

This position provides experience working in the retail side of a nonprofit organization, working with a volunteer work force including people with disabilities. Gain knowledge in merchandising concepts, production processes, maximizing sales for a variety of consumer goods, business planning and reporting functions.

Minimum Qualifications and Working Conditions

Ability to stand and work with rigorous physical activity.

Ability to lift and carry 60 lbs. using teamwork, appropriate lifting techniques and moving aids

Ability to listen and communicate verbally to volunteers, staff, and the public in an effective manner

Ability to work in a two story building

Ability to work around allergy-aggravating used merchandise

To Apply:
Follow the link to complete the applciation,
MyImpactPage - Thrift Shop Volunteer Application (

1 Shift

  • morning / 07:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST - FULL

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About Mercer Island Thrift Shop


7710 SE 34th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040, US

Mission Statement

The primary mission of Mercer Island Thrift Shop is to raise money to support the programs of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS).


Founded in 1970, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is a department of the City of Mercer Island providing a variety of human services for Mercer Island citizens. The mission of MIYFS is "to provide, coordinate and advocate for affordable, high quality human services for the citizens of Mercer Island". Our philosophy is that coordinated community resources can help build stronger and healthier families and community by enhancing strengths, identifying problems and choices and sharing resources.

Assistance - We provide a safety net for Island residents experiencing a crisis.

Support -We provide programs that improve the health and well being of all Island residents.

Development - We empower Islanders to grow, enrich and strengthen our community.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


7710 SE 34th StreetMercer Island, WA 98040



  • Customer Service


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 hours per month

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