People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse
Types of Help Needed: Other: Resale Store Positions, Fundraising
Service Opportunity Details: Resale Store Volunteer – Cashier: The cashier is welcoming and greeting customers, answering basic questions about the stores and the program, and ensuring that customers have a pleasant shopping and sales transaction experience with us. Training for the cash register will be provided. Retailer: Retailers usually begin as Donation Sorters and have learned the way the backroom works. They then take particular interest in a specific area of the store (usually clothing, housewares, or accessories). They learn more about tagging, pricing, displaying, and recovery in that section. Usually working on a day when the store is especially busy, the Retailer will work in their particular area of the store to replenish merchandise when it is getting low, return unpurchased items to the correct place, and assist customers in that area by giving recommendations and other assistance.
Location: Arlington Heights Niles Schaumburg
Volunteer Ages: Teens, Young Adults, Adults
Frequency Details: Most volunteers come once a week for 4 hours at a time. All volunteering schedules are made in advance, and schedule openings vary by location.
Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb
Other Information: A volunteer orientation and training is providedto equip volunteers with the information they need. Because of this, the agency asks for a commitment of at least 40 hours. (i.e. once a week for four (4) hours at a time for 10 weeks.)