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Salvation Army South Store Volunteers

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The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to help The Salvation Army Thrift Store receive and/or sort donations. Volunteers will be directly supervised by the Thrift Store management. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or supervised by an adult.

Specific Duties: Volunteers can work in one of the areas defined below, and assist in the others when needed

  • Donation Receiving – Gather product at donation dock and receipt those donating • Donation Sorting/Placement – sort donated merchandise and prepare merchandise for the selling floor (hang, price, and/or fold merchandise)
  • Arrange and straighten merchandise on the sales floor.
  • Keep various areas of store neat, orderly, and uncluttered.
  • Qualifications Sought:
  • Respect for people of all races, cultures, religions, and backgrounds
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lift at least 10 lbs or more
  • Ability to stand for duration of shift
  • Retail experience is helpful, but not required


  • Giving back to the community – play an important role in the maintenance and appearance of the Thrift Store
  • Serving the under-resourced of Olmsted County
  • Volunteers gain retail experience
  • Opportunity to meet other like-minded volunteers
  • Fun and fast paced environment

Training and/or Screening Requirements: 

  • One-on-one orientation and procedures training will be provided in the Thrift Store.
  • All volunteers must complete an application and be cleared by the Rochester volunteer services department prior to beginning their service.
  • Blood borne Pathogens Exposure Risk: Risk Level 1 (see Salvation Army Volunteer Manual) – The duties of this position create no expectation of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Length of Commitment: Flexible on a regular and on-going basis; preferably 1-2 shifts per month. Store Hours: 8A-8P (Mon-Fri); 9A-5P (Sat); Closed (Sun) 


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