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Store Volunteer (Eugene-Springfield)

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ORGANIZATION: ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF LANE COUNTY INC

St. Vincent de Paul

Store Volunteer Position Description

Position: Store Volunteer

Reports to: Store Manager

Overview: Volunteers in St. Vincent de Paul retail thrift stores play an important role in the organization. From sorting and processing donated items, providing support to SVDP staff, acting as a resource to customers, and more, their support allows us to maximize the impacts our human, material, and financial resources can have in serving the greater community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for SVDP staff, other volunteers, and the community
  • Arrive on time for scheduled volunteer shifts. Contact the store or volunteer coordinator if needing to cancel or reschedule
  • Observe all health and safety protocols including dress code, PPE, and best practices while on location (including warehouse, backend, and store floor)
  • Complete tasks as assigned by supervisor. Sample tasks could include:
  • Organizing shelves and clothing racks
  • Light cleaning such as sweeping and dusting
  • Creating displays
  • Responding to customer questions and requests
  • Acting as a door greeter
  • Receiving, sorting, and processing donated items
  • Warehouse stocking
  • Sometimes there are opportunities for specialized tasks, such as:
  • Testing electronics
  • Sorting and alphabetizing books
  • Creating listings for our online stores
  • Cutting and rolling fabric

Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 or older to volunteer independently
  • Willingness to learn and follow all SVDP safety and service guidelines
  • Willingness to take a background check

Accessibility: SVDP has a wide variety of tasks to do in a range of settings. Please let us know about any restrictions you may have, physical or otherwise, and we will enthusiastically do our best to match you with a role in which you can serve safely and effectively.

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About ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF LANE COUNTY INC

Location:

2890 Chad Drive, PO BOX 24608, EUGENE, OR 97402, US

Mission Statement

We assist the poor and those in need of consolation, seeking out and utilizing every resource. Being mindful of the sanctity and dignity of all, we know that any charitable work that advances those goals is within the mission of St. Vincent de Paul

Description

Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization. Founded in 1954 and incorporated in 1955, the Agency helps more than 84,000 individuals and families each year with emergency and homeless services, and affordable housing. St. Vincent de Paul is committed to providing comprehensive programs to alleviate poverty and help all individuals find a path out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Homeless & Housing, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Eugene, OR 97401

(44.06372,-123.08471)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16

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