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Organization: St. Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc.

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Sep 30, 2019


There is an endless amount of things to be done and with your help we can only get better at fighting poverty. Students are welcome to volunteer to fulfill their High School credit requirements.

We need your help every day, all the time and there is a place for everyone. You can help us with our retail operations at one of our thrift stores in the Ottawa area. You can help us by writing, picturing or videoing (Google says it’s a word) for our social media. Looking for subtle ways to help? Please check in when you visit our stores and leave a kind word. There are families out there that can’t make ends meet and individuals that need a kind hand to reach out. If you think that you can be one of those people, and if you think that you can help make a difference when others are desperate, please don’t hesitate!

We are looking to meet volunteers would like the opportunity to use their backgrounds, work experiences, strengths, and interests to volunteer at our thrift shop. We definitely need help with assisting customers, assisting the cashiers bagging, sorting donated items, tidying and organizing our stores, and many other things that we would like to talk about with you in person.


Jim Milinovich



Volunteer Opportunity Address
1273 Wellington Street West
1620 Merivale Road


Good for people interested in: Retail; Fundraising; Administration/Office; Event planning and participation

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
By volunteering your time at Saint Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc. you will be able to meet new friends, expand your horizons and most importantly give back to the community!

How will the organization benefit?
Saint Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc. is a religious charity thrift store with two locations in Ottawa. We accept donations from individuals and businesses and sell them at one of the two retail stores. We also provide clothing, housewares, and furniture to those in need here in Ottawa working with various social service organizations.

You will be able to give back to the community by assisting customers at the retail store by stocking the shelves and clothing racks and providing excellent customer service.

We currently try to maintain our expenses by blending paid staff with volunteers thus ensuring more is given to those in need.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Groups

Public transportation available: Yes