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Silent Auction Specialist


Organization: Mission Thrift Store Orleans

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Feb 28, 2021


The Silent Auction Specialist is responsible in recognizing gems found in the vast amount of donations and knowing how to display them to capitalize on the value of the items and making sales for the store.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Recognizing value in antiques, vintage and other specialty items that could get attention and higher bids.
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.




Volunteer Opportunity Address
1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On


Good for people interested in: Retail; COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Provide increase sales for the store. Gain great experience with other volunteers in a retail environment as well as a chance to give back to the local community as well as across the world

How will the organization benefit?
Gain a consistent level of providing a pleasing experience to the customers with increased sales as well as a chance to give back to the local community as well as across the world

Organization category: Business and professional associations, unions

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Court ordered community service; Seniors (65+); Families; Groups; Persons with a disability; New Canadians