Position Overview: The Thrift Store Sales Associate is a volunteer position that provides visitors with a great shopping experience by offering excellent customer service and ensuring an organized sales floor.
Provide excellent customer service to all shoppers at Basic Needs Thrift Shop
Assist with receiving, sorting and organizing new donations
Prepare merchandise for placement on the sales floor
Keep the sales floor clean and organized for shoppers
Assist with carrying in donations or bringing purchases to shoppers’ cars
Serve as cashier as needed
Work as part of a team to provide a positive shopping experience for all visitors
Record volunteer hours
Impact of Role: Providing a positive shopping experience ensures that people of all backgrounds and incomes feel welcome and respected at Basic Needs Thrift Shop. Nearly 50% of all proceeds are donated back into the community, so your work supports a variety of local causes in addition to connecting customers to quality, inexpensive clothing and household items.
Support: The Thrift Store Sales Associate will report to and be supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Schedule and Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to a regular schedule of at least two volunteer shifts per month. Shifts can vary in length from 2-8 hours, depending on the volunteer’s availability. All shifts take place at our store: 950 3 rd Street, Suite 101, St. Paul Park, MN.
Skills and Qualifications:
Ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences
Must be able to stand, bend, lift and reach for two hours at a time and able to lift 35 pounds
An orientation and all job-specific training will be provided!
Benefit to Volunteer:
Be part of a community-minded team working for a common mission
Meet new people while benefiting the community
Use your skills and gain new skills in a fun environment
950 3rd St., Suite 101, St.Paul Park, MN 55071, US
"To engage the community in supporting families and individuals by providing access to quality used clothes, household items and furniture in convenient, dignified manner."
Basic Needs is a Thrift Store that accepts donated goods (toys, clothing, furniture, household goods, etc...) to be purchased by customers or donated to individuals with vouchers from local area agencies. It is run with only a few paid employees and the rest volunteer.