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Location: 1311 3rd St NE, Ruskin

Our unique non-profit thrift store has been offering compassion and assistance to the needy since 1989. Profits are “reinvested” back into the community through St. Vincent de Paul “Conferences” or groups, based at four local Catholic churches that entertain requests for help from those in need.

If you have time or services to donate, we can use your help! Prior experience is not necessary – just enthusiasm! We can train those interested in volunteering if needed. There is always a special need for bilingual volunteers, but speaking Spanish is not necessary.

There is a total of six volunteer positions. Their individual descriptions, along with instructions on what to do if interested, can be accessed by clicking + sign. 

Floor Assistant

Position Summary:
This position provides assistance to the floor and cashier personnel to ensure the interior of the store is cleaned, organized, and presentable at all times. All items are marked with pricing unless otherwise marked with proper signage. Assisting customers with questions on products, greeting customers, and informing them of the daily specials.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Welcoming and assisting customers in locating items of interest.
• Assists with carry outs and other requests of customers
• Clean windows, doors, window sills, dressing room
• Arrange media area as well as other areas within the store, stock incoming items
• Organize clothes racks by size and color
• Dust and polish furniture as needed
• Take out trash and cardboard recycling
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Comply with all administrative and program record-keeping and tasks in a prompt and accurate manner

Qualifications:
• Must possess good communication and organizational skills
• Must possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Ability to work as an efficient team member
• Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and racial diversity
• Many tasks involve standing, walking around the store, and moderate/heavy lifting
• Must demonstrate patience
• Must have own transportation

Commitment Expected:
Minimum hours would be 4 hours a week. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm

Training:
One on One training, shadowing another employee until you are comfortable working on your own

Additional information and guidance provided by the manager

Donations Assistant

Position Summary:
This position provides assistance to the donation and store personnel to ensure all donations have been checked thoroughly for damages or stains. To ensure donations are placed on the floor with correct pricing and in good condition. All items are marked with pricing unless otherwise marked with proper signage. Items are placed in their rightful designated area inside the store.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Sort through donations to select saleable items
• Greet customers when donations are being dropped off
• Give receipts to customers for donated items
• If large items come in contact the manager for review of items before they get dropped off
• Items placed outside the building need to be taken inside the donation building or to recycling
• Place saleable items in designated areas
• Hang clothes on hangers and tag appropriately for the correct color of the month, place on racks, steam (if needed) spray with fabric deodorizer
• Discard unsaleable items in appropriate recycle bins
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Comply with all administrative and program record-keeping and tasks in a prompt and accurate manner

Qualifications:

• Must possess good communication and organizational skills
• Must possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Ability to work as an efficient team member
• Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and racial diversity
• Many tasks involve standing, walking around the store and moderate/heavy lifting
• Must demonstrate patience
• Must have own transportation

Commitment Expected:
Minimum hours would be 4 hours a week. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm

Training:
One on One training, shadowing another employee until you are comfortable working on your own

Additional information and guidance provided by the manager

Phone Services Position Description

Position Summary:
This position provides assistance to the cashier personnel to ensure that customers are being checked out correctly and items are being bagged properly. Assisting customers with questions on products, greeting customers, and informing them of the daily specials.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Welcoming and assisting customers in locating items of interest.
• Assists with carry outs and other requests of customers
• Understanding the pricing and sales for the day
• Working at the cash register
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Comply with all administrative and program record-keeping and tasks in a prompt and accurate manner

Qualifications:
• Must possess good communication and organizational skills
• Must possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Ability to work as an efficient team member
• Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and racial diversity
• Many tasks involve standing, walking around the store and moderate/heavy lifting
• Must demonstrate patience
• Must have own transportation

Commitment Expected:

Minimum hours would be 4 hours a week. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm

Training:

One on One training, shadowing another employee until you are comfortable working on your own

Additional information and guidance provided by the manager

Cashier Position

Position Summary:
This position provides assistance to the cashier personnel to ensure that customers are being checked out correctly and items are being bagged properly. Assisting customers with questions on products, greeting customers, and informing them of the daily specials.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Welcoming and assisting customers in locating items of interest.
• Assists with carr youts and other requests of customers
• Understanding the pricing and sales for the day
• Working at the cash register
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Comply with all administrative and program record-keeping and tasks in a prompt and accurate manner

Qualifications:
• Must possess good communication and organizational skills
• Must possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Ability to work as an efficient team member
• Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and racial diversity
• Many tasks involve standing, walking around the store, and moderate/heavy lifting
• Must demonstrate patience
• Must have own transportation

Commitment Expected:

Minimum hours would be 4 hours a week. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm

Training:

One on One training, shadowing another employee until you are comfortable working on your own

Additional information and guidance provided by the manager

Truck Driver Assistant Position

Position Summary:
This position provides assistance to the truck driver. Also provides consistent and reliable service to our donors and customers in the pickup and delivery of donations and purchases. Helps the truck driver with the loading and unloading of the truck as well as placing items into recycling bins..

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Ride along on a prescheduled route to pick up and deliver items of donations and items purchased by customers
• Assist with driving duties
• Loads and unloads truck with driver
• Assist in using lifts, dollies, safety gear for heavy items to ensure no injury occurs while working
• Ensure truck is always in good clean running condition
• Be cognizant at all times and under all circumstances that the vehicle and the personnel are “ambassadors or goodwill” and a “moving billboard” for St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Comply with all administrative and program record-keeping and tasks in a prompt and accurate manner

Qualifications:

• Must possess good communication and organizational skills
• Must possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Ability to work as an efficient team member
• Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and racial diversity
• Many tasks involve standing, walking around the store and moderate/heavy lifting
• Must demonstrate patience
• Must have own transportation

Commitment Expected:
Delivery Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 4pm. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm

Training:
One on One training, shadowing another employee until you are comfortable working on your own

Additional information and guidance provided by the manager

Yard Maintenance Position

Position Summary:
This position involves cleaning debris from the yard making sure the outside of the property is always clean and presentable for customers to enjoy. Debris is thrown in the proper containers.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Mowing the lawn
• Weed Whacking
• Trimming the bushes
• Picking up debris around the building
• Trimming tree branches if needed
• Disposing of unwanted debris outside the gate at the entrance
• Keeping shopping carts out of the parking lot and in their designated area
• Take out trash and cardboard recycling
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Comply with all administrative and program record-keeping and tasks in a prompt and accurate manner

Qualifications:

• Must possess good communication and organizational skills
• Must possess excellent customer service skills
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Ability to work as an efficient team member
• Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and racial diversity
• Many tasks involve standing, walking around the store and moderate/heavy lifting
• Must demonstrate patience
• Must have own transportation
Commitment Expected:
Minimum hours would be 4 hours a week. Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 8am – 4pm

Training:

One on One training, shadowing another employee (if needed) until you are comfortable working on your own

Additional information and guidance provided by the manager

Next Step: Seniors in Service helps nonprofits throughout Tampa Bay find volunteers like you to help accomplish their mission. Fill out the form below and someone from Seniors in Service will contact you soon to walk you through the next steps to begin volunteering. In question 4, please include the words “St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store.”