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3118 - Thrift Store Volunteer at 'Journey Thrift' (18+) > 'In person' > Apply NOW!
Position Address:
The Journey Neighbourhood Thrift Store: 24 Nelson Street East, Brampton, Ontario
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


Journey Thrift is a non-profit secondhand store located in Brampton's downtown. Our organization supports The Journey Neighbourhood Centre, which serves the Ardglen and Orenda neighbourhoods of Brampton. By accepting and selling gently-used goods, we generate income that contributes directly to the development and implmentation of the services provided by The Journey Neighbourhood Centre. Please click on the Organization name, above, to learn more about the Centre, or on the website 'link' under Social Media, below.

To learn more about the Store, please access: Journey Thrift - Home

As we emerge from COVID-19, 'in person' volunteering is gradually returning, and Journey Thrift is in need of capable, dedicated volunteers to fill various 'roles' (see DESCRIPTION, below).


Journey Thrift has a two different 'roles' available for volunteers and currently has a need in all areas of the store operations:

  • Cashier - Our volunteer cashiers help customers make purchases, welcome customers into our store, maintain our cash desk area, and answer customer inquiries. All cashier training is provided prior to starting at our cash desk. 
  • Backroom Associate - The backroom volunteers help to accept, sort, process, price, and put out donated items. This role varies day-to-day depending on what is received and what needs to be processed. Backroom volunteers should be able to comfortably lift moderately heavy loads (e.g. a garbage bag full of clothes) and be comfortable interacting with members of the public who come to the store with donations. All training will be provided on-site.

At this time Journey Thrift is only accepting applicants who are at least 18 years of age.

PLEASE APPLY NOW > for an immediate start to active volunteering. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send your name/contact information to Journey Thrift via The Journey Neighbourhood Centre. If you do not have a 'profile', you are invited to create one: 


Volunteer as part of a team Give back to the local Brampton community Help others in need — Build community and friendships Learn new skills Help reduce waste  Gain customer service skills Learn cashier skills Have fun with other like-minded people


  • MINIMUM AGE for this volunteering opportunity - 18
  • You're able and prepared to commit to 1 to 2 morning or afternoon shifts on a WEEKLY basis for a MINIMUM of 4 to 6 MONTHS (see TIME COMMITMENT, below)
  • You're compassionate and caring about our Vision and Mission
  • Able to get to and from Journey Thrift independently, plus be punctual, responsible, and reliable
  • Proficient in English
  • Willing to learn thrift store procedures and processes (TRAINING will be provided on-site)
  • Able to lift/move moderately heavy loads (e.g. a garbage bag full of clothing; small furniture items such as side tables, etc.)
  • You're aware of the need for excellent customer service for this volunteer engagement (and you're committed to be courteous and accommodating to everyone who comes into JourneyThrift (our customers, donors, and volunteers)

SCREENING of applicants will be principally virtual/remote (tel/email/online interviewng), unless advised otherwise. After you apply, as a precaution, please monitor your email (incl. 'Junk/Spam' folders) and leave space on your voicemail for communications from Journey Thrift and The Journey Neighbourhood Centre.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-08-02
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon

ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS are scheduled for the same day and same time each week
Journey Thrift operates Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and will be adding additional shifts on Mondays beginning in September.
Weekday Morning shifts are from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Afternoon shifts are from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday shifts are from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
We ask that our volunteers take on one (1) to two (2) shifts per week and commit to coming each week of their engagement. Thank you!


PROVIDED ON-SITE for each volunteering 'role'. See list in DESCRIPTION.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Fundraising, Customer Service
Accessibility: Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2022-12-31

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