We are getting excited about reopening our Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop!! The Shop is an important funding source for Interfaith. It is our second largest fundraiser, bringing in more than $100,000 per year to support our food pantry, mental health counseling center and homelessness prevention program. Because of the pandemic we had to close shop on March 16. However, Governor Baker has now given the green light for retail to reopen, which includes the Shop. 

We are reopening SOON. That means we need volunteers! The Shop is 100% volunteer run, and without those positions filled, we are unable to open our doors.

We are looking for people who can commit to a regular, weekly volunteer shift. If you can commit, please read the job descriptions below and then click the link below to fill in your first and last name in the weekly slot that works for your schedule.

See below for job descriptions for each shift. THANK YOU!

 SIGN UP HERE FOR A WEEKLY SHOP VOLUNTEER SHIFT: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xWpwMosWp3K-E4GlfiiPmo-mzvKJtb1MqWhRQBSS_Ag

Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop – Volunteer shifts and responsibilities

 Morning Shop Inventory shift (9:30am – 12:00pm Mon- Fri): A crew of 3 volunteers will organize the shop, move inventory from the sorting room, put it on the racks and shelves, and get the shop ready for the afternoon. They will get in-season inventory from under the stairs and put it on the racks. This crew of volunteers will not be interacting with the public, however a crew of food pantry volunteers will be in the building distributing food to clients at the same time.  You must have the ability to be on your feet for the duration of the shift, climb up and down stairs and be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

Afternoon Shop shift (12:15pm – 3:30pm Mon- Fri): A crew of 3 volunteers will staff the shop. One volunteer will stand at the front entrance greeting customers and ensure that there are only 5 shoppers at a time in the store. They will also pay attention to approximately how long a customer has been in the store. One volunteer will run the register. One volunteer will oversee the checkout line – queuing people up in the back stairway if needed as they wait to checkout. This person will also be available to help customers as needed. You must have the ability to be on your feet for the duration of the shift.

Late Afternoon Shop shift (3:30pm- 7:00pm on Tues): A crew of 3 volunteers will staff the shop for our late evening on Tuesdays. One volunteer will stand at the front entrance greeting customers and ensure that there are only 5 shoppers at a time in the store. They will also pay attention to approximately how long a customer has been in the store. One volunteer will run the register. One volunteer will oversee the checkout line – queuing people up in the back stairway if needed as they wait to checkout. This person will also be available to help customers as needed. You must have the ability to be on your feet for the duration of the shift

Questions about volunteering? Contact Paula Daniels at pdaniels@interfaithsocialservices.org.