Bloom Retail Support Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley

Bloom (formerly Image for Success) is a program of YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley that provides two weeks free clothing to those in need seeking a life of self-reliance. We also provide each client with a hygiene kit, undergarments, shoes and accessories. Bloom is an essential nonprofit agency that has been serving the residents of Marin County over the past 20 years. Bloom serves low-income & underprivileged working populations referred by supporting social services agencies at no cost.

Retail Support Volunteers help run the day-to-day operations of the Bloom retail store, which is open to the public and whose proceeds support the mission of the Bloom program.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Greet, assist, and direct customers with high level of customer service
  • Provide accurate information (e.g. product features, pricing and after-sales services)
  • Answer customer’s questions about specific products/services
  • Cross-sell products
  • Work in compliance with all legal requirements, and organizational and departmental policies, procedures and standards.
Required Qualifications:
  • Retail/ Sales experience, including cash register experience.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Interest in, and a commitment to, continuous learning about personal empowerment and supporting individuals transitioning to a life of self-reliance.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, be open to feedback, and seek guidance, direction and input from others.
  • Ability to practice cultural humility, i.e., maintain an interpersonal approach that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person. Ability to work with/support individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Commitment to developing knowledge, skills and abilities to better connect with individuals and communities, and to gaining more insight into personal biases and identities. This includes, and is not limited to, treating all people with respect and dignity, recognizing and appreciating cultural differences, and working to interact with greater cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, open, honest and calm, and maintain professional boundaries.
Training & Other Requirements:
  • Completion of training /orientation sessions to develop personal comfort level in retail and customer service.
  • Bilingual preferred but not required.
  • Ability to stand and work the store for 3 hours.
  • This volunteer position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others at YWCA locations and our community.
  • Clearance on a background check, including DOJ & FBI fingerprinting.
  • Completion of all policies and procedures documentation.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Shifts range from 1.5 to 3 hours in length.
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:45 PM
    Shifts vary from 1.5 to 3 hours in length.
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About YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley


375 South Third St, San Jose, CA 95112, US

Mission Statement

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


At YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, one of the first multiservice agencies in the Bay Area, we are rooted in our Theory of Change which requires a continuum of response to the challenges of racism, sexism, and gender-based violence. That's why we offer direct services to meet immediate needs, issue education to change hearts and minds in our local communities, and legislate advocacy to change the rules and systems in order to achieve greater equity and justice for all.

Our focus areas are to:

EMPOWER people and communities in healing from and preventing the trauma of violence, bigotry, and racism.

ACHIEVE solutions to homelessness for survivors of violence.

INSPIRE opportunity and economic security by closing the prosperity and education gap.


Community, Women


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


1557 4th StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901



  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One (1) three-hour shift per month.

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