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Thrift Store Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: William Temple House

  • 129 people are interested

The William Temple House Thrift Store seeks individuals and small groups (up to 3 people) to volunteer to assist Thrift Store shoppers and donors - and help us get donations to the sales floor.

New volunteer positions include:

  • Clothing Sorter and Hanger
  • Shoe & Accessories Volunteer
  • Linens Volunteer
  • Clothing Sales Floor Volunteer
  • Book Volunteer
  • Art Volunteer
  • Jewelry Volunteer
  • Loading Dock and Donation Intake Volunteer
  • Electronics 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 and social 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 a $20% store discount on Thrift Store merchandise!

Volunteer shifts take place during Thrift Store hours, Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-6pm. *The Thrift Store is closed the third Monday of every month for inventory and restocking. 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 on-call). Some of the areas that we need Specialty Volunteers for are:
  • Books
  • Shoes
  • Musical Instruments
  • Artwork
  • Rugs
  • Sports cards and memorabilia
  • Electronics
  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Linens and Knitting/Sewing materials
  • Antique Furniture & Tools

For more information please contact Cliff Johnson, Director of Volunteers & Outreach, 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 provides food, counseling, clothing, and household items to Portland-area neighbors to strengthen our community.


For more than 50 years, William Temple House continues to be a place of healing and hope in our community by offering services that support the
whole person-body, mind, and spirit.

Our client-centered and compassionate approach comes through all that we do-from our counseling services and support groups to our food
pantry and thrift store offerings, our caring, dedicated, and dependable team of staff, volunteers, and interns is proud to serve our neighbors.
We believe that mental health care is a right that should be available to all. We consistently encourage people in accessing the care they need, and
then meet them where they are to assist their healing journey. We strive to create a comforting place that is open and inviting to people of all
backgrounds and beliefs.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


2230 NW Glisan StreetPortland, OR 97209



  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


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

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