Clothing Market Volunteer - COVID Support

(HOPE House)

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Position ID: V-GUE3253 Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 Last Full Update: 15 Dec 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementProviding poverty alleviation to the Guelph area
ContactNicole Barrette, they/she, Volunteer & Student Placement Coordinator, HOPE House Guelph; Phone: 519-265-4299 * 226-501-5253; Email:
Duties- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Sort & organize clothing donations  
- Stock the Clothing Market 
- Rotate out un-needed seasonal clothing from Market 
- Serve Community Members with a friendly non-judgmental approach 
- Assist Community Members in making clothing selections  
- Track points and record keeping  
- Be in communication with Reception
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Gender Equality ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities ; Responsible Consumption and Production ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
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Benefits- Experience working with diverse populations 
- Monthly access to Volunteer shop at the Food Market 
- Monthly access to Volunteer shop at the Clothing Market 
- Training and education opportunities 
- Community building 
- Possible employment reference 
- Experience in retail industry
ClientsVulnerable populations; disabled, mental health, new Canadians, addiction, young families, homeless, poverty, etc.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Shelf Stocking / Warehousing / Inventory
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Ability to lift 30 lbs (carts available), basic math (can be done by a co-volunteer), language skills an asset.  
Parking can be found at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate 
HOPE House has many stairs (elevator available)
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm / 12 - 4:15 pm) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm / 12 - 4:15 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm / 12 - 4:15 pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm / 12 - 4:15 pm/ 4:00 - 6:00 pm) 
HOPE House relies on weekly Volunteers.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible - The building is fully accessible, however there is no accessible parking. ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Location10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
Number of PositionsGuelph 
7 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Training & orientation materials available, on the job training focused.
TransportationNear public transit
CostThere is never a cost to Volunteer at HOPE House Guelph.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA positive Police Record Check result does not automatically disqualify you from Volunteering at HOPE House. Proof of covid vaccination required.
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Start DateOn or after 15 Dec 2021
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Organization NameHOPE House
Office Phone519-265-4299
Address & Map
10 Cork St E
Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1869 
Guelph, ON N1H 7A1