The Discovery Shop

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • LGBTQ+
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


2460 Overland AveLos Angeles, CA 90064 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Discovery Shop locations help support the fight against cancer through the sale of high-quality, gently used, donated merchandise. For more than 50 years, ACS has owned and operated these specialty resale stores, featuring items such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, artwork, antiques, collectibles, furniture, and other household items. For all Discovery Shop locations, please visit: Across nationwide shop locations, Discovery Shop offers flexible customer service and multiple other volunteer opportunities that work with your schedule. Volunteer and help the American Cancer Society save more lives!


Volunteer responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide customer service
  • Meet with merchandise donors and process donations for the sales floor
  • Visual merchandising on sales floor and window displays
  • Record keeping
  • Online research
  • Social media support

Qualifications vary and include the following:

  • Volunteers and with prior Discovery Shop or ACS experience as volunteers or staff
  • Familiarity with Discovery Shop operations
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and able to complete responsibilities on own

Requirements of the job:

  • Minimum of one, four-hour time commitment a week is preferred and required to benefit from the 20% volunteer discount
  • Discovery Shop policy and procedures training and adherence
  • Person-to-person orientation at local Discovery Shop


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