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Thrift Store Volunteers Needed

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William Temple House

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

The William Temple House Thrift Store seeks individuals and small groups (up to 6 people) to volunteer to assist Thrift Store shoppers and donors - and help us get donations to the sales floor.

New volunteer positions include:

  • Loading Dock and Donation Intake Volunteer
  • Clothing Sorter and Hanger
  • Shoe & Accessories Volunteer
  • Linens Volunteer
  • Clothing Sales Floor Volunteer
  • Book Volunteer
  • Art Volunteer

The William Temple House Thrift Store offers the community quality merchandise including furniture, clothing, jewelry, books, art and more. All profits from the store support the mental health counseling, social services and pastoral services offered at William Temple House.

The ideal candidate has good people-skills, is able to work on varied projects concurrently, possesses good problem solving skills, and is able to maintain a positive attitude while working alone or with a diverse group of people.

Plus, all volunteers who work 10 hours or more a month receive store discount!

Volunteer shifts take place during Thrift Store hours, Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm. Scheduling is flexible, and 2+ hour shifts preferred.

Note: Due to the nature of our store and donations we receive, volunteers may be exposed to dust or other allergens.

Job Requirements:

  • Able to lift minimum 25 lbs and work on feet for entire shift. This is a physical job.
  • Be on time and work all scheduled shifts.
  • Make a 3 month volunteer commitment.
*Specialty Volunteers:
We currently have need for 'Specialty Volunteers' - individuals that have a great deal of knowledge about a particular category of items, to volunteer on a regular or on-call basis (some areas may require a monthly commitment, but most categories would only be once or twice per year). Some of the areas that we need Specialty Volunteers for are:
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • Musical Instruments
  • Cameras
  • Artwork
  • Rugs
  • Sports cards and memorabilia
  • Electronics
  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Antique Furniture
  • Antique Tools
  • Collectible Dolls
  • Antique Toys

For more information please contact Cliff Johnson, Volunteer Manager, at cjohnson@williamtemple.org or (503)715-0248.

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About William Temple House


2023 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209, US

Mission Statement

William Temple House restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere.


Founded 55 years ago, WTH is a beloved nonprofit organization that restores hope and renews strength in individuals and families in a welcoming and respectful atmosphere. With low and no-cost mental health counseling, a food pantry, and faith-neutral spiritual care, we lend a helping hand to Portland’s most vulnerable populations. We serve the whole person-mind, body, and spirit. A social enterprise, our thrift store, provides revenue to support our operations.

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We'll work with your schedule.


2230 NW Glisan StreetPortland, OR 97209



  • Customer Service


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Must make a 3 month volunteer commitment

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