Thrift Store Sorting and Customer Service

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Amazing items, terrific values! Gain retail experience by volunteering as a cashier in the Grey Bears Thift Store!

Open everyday from 10am to 3pm!

Our volunteers sort through a treasure trove of donated items, including clothing, furniture, housewares, jewelry, plants and garden gifts, books, music, fabrics, medical equipment, games, puzzles, sporting goods, bikes, exercise equipment, and much more.

They find treasures others might see as trash and help our thrift store here at Grey Bears thrive.

Volunteers also provide customer service and ring up sales.

All proceeds from our thrift store sales go to support the Brown Bag Program, providing healthy groceries to 4,200 seniors each week.

Most volunteers commit to one shift a week.

An average shift runs from 10:00am - 3:30pm.

If you are social person with any background in retail the thrift store could be a great fit for you! We are looking for volunteers who are ready to connect with the community and operate a register in any of our 4 thrift store departments. We are currently looking for cashiers in our book, computer, housewares and furniture stores. If you are ready to build relationships with members of the community and have an eye for detail this position is for you!

All volunteers will receive a free lunch and a free bag of groceries every day they volunteer with us.

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

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About Grey Bears


2710 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, US

Mission Statement

Grey Bears improves the health and well-being of seniors and our community through food distribution, volunteerism, resource conservation and recycling. Our vision is that seniors live healthy, meaningful lives.


We offer more than 20 ways to volunteer at Grey Bears. - Healthy Food program - quality control, assembling and delivering weekly brown bags - Glean Team - help us pick fruit and other produce for the program. - Thrift Store - sorting donations, prepping/pricing, merchandising and cashiering. - Books - shelve books, cashier, or evaluate and list books on - Computer/ Electronics - We need your tech skills to test and repair donated electronics, audio-video gear, appliances, and to run a register and assist shoppers to find the right component, or disassemble computers in our e-waste center. - Cooks - Help us prepare and serve healthy meals for seniors and volunteers. - Office/Administrative - Help us provide excellent customer service for, and tracking/surveying of Grey Bears program participants. - Facilities Maintenance - Projects abound at our 3-acre Chanticleer campus. Your carpentry, electrical and handyman experience are most appreciated. - Events and classes - we offer weekly and monthly classes, senior support groups and luncheon events that could use your help.




Tue Mar 15, 2022 - Fri Mar 01, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Santa Cruz, CA 95065







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