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Basic Needs Thrift Shop

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 21 people are interested

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

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About Basic Needs Thrift Shop


950 3rd St., Suite 101, St.Paul Park, MN 55071, US

Mission Statement

"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.

Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


950 3rd St S#101St Paul ParkSt Paul Park, MN 55071



  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Inventory Management


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours/ month Minimum

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