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thrift city

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A positive attitude and giving heart are the first steps to helping brighten the future of others in our community. Help make a positive impact in Kamloops through donating your time or gently used clothing and household items. We have a variety of volunteer and some paid positions available where you can personally help to make an impactful difference in our community and others lives.

What makes a community? Its people. And Kamloops, similar to any city, is home to wonderful people from all walks of life. Life and lifestyles can change in an instant and at the New Life Community Kamloops, we focus on alleviating hardships and providing positive opportunities for change. We lend an open ear, supply needed clothing and shelter options, provide nourishing food and rehabilitation assistance and most importantly, comfort the soul through building impactful relationships with everyone who walks through our doors…or maybe prefers to sit just outside of them. They may be your brother, sister, past neighbor or co-worker, or you may not know them at all….but they are in need of your help.

Volunteer Opportunities

Call 250-434-9898, email volunteer@newlifekamloops.ca,
or fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

Did you know that the simple act of donating your time one morning or afternoon this week could help directly transform someone else’s life in our community onto a positive path for change? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those looking to give back to their community, meet new people and help change lives. From volunteering in our Outreach Centre preparing or serving food or to organizing clothing and household donations for sale in our Thrift Store, to performing vehicle maintenance on our delivery vehicle or building confidence in another as you trim their hair in our Salon. Whether you are looking to interact with others or remain behind the scenes, we have life-enriching volunteer opportunities available here for you.

We would like to personally thank all of our past, present and potential future volunteers whom, without your help, our organization would have difficulty operating and assisting those less fortunate within our community.

Kitchen Volunteers

Monday - Sunday

    Duties include:

  • Working under supervision of our cooks
  • Helping prepare lunch
  • Helping with kitchen clean up
  • Helping serve meals
  • A variety of prep work

Food Safe is required

Dining Room Volunteers

Monday - Sunday

    Duties include:

  • Having coffee with our clientele, visiting, playing cards ...etc.
  • Giving a listening ear
  • Monitoring dayroom activity to help lighten the load of the chaplain

For this position we are looking for those who have had experience in recovery issues with a long track record of being clean and sober.

Outreach Clothing Room

Monday - Sunday (3 days a week)

    Duties include:

  • Sorting donated clothing into sections of sizes, seasons and mens or womens
  • Filling clothing order requests as needed from dayroom clients
  • Ensuring organization of clothing room

This job would be ideal for a small group who would like to volunteer 3 days a week for approximately 3 hours. Females are preferred due to sorting women's clothing, sizing ...etc.

Thrift City - Store Attendant

Monday - Saturday (2-4hr shifts)

    Duties include:

  • Provide customer service and answer the phone
  • Maintain store cleanliness
  • Keep the cashier area tidy
  • Merchandise and cloth sorting
  • Price tagging of merchandise
  • Distribute priced merchandise to the sales floor
  • Transferring priced clothing to sales floor
  • Managing the till
New Look Hair Salon

Every Second Tuesday (10am - 1pm)

    Duties include:

  • Prepping the salon
  • Cutting hair
  • Interacting with clients
  • Cleaning up the salon

We are currently open the hours mentioned above; however, we would love to extend the current days and hours of operation. We are looking for more volunteers to come on board so that we open more days of the week. We are flexible on the hours. If you are able to commit to a specific time each week to extend our hair salon hours that would be great.

Delivery Truck Driver – Thrift City

Wednesday - Friday (Mornings)

    Duties include:

  • Donation pick-ups and deliveries
  • Loading & unloading truck with donations from various locations throughout the city
  • Assist with various duties in the store when not busy with pickups
Van Driver – Outreach Centre

Wednesday - Friday (Mornings)

    Duties include:

  • Pick-up bread and food donations using our Outreach Centre delivery van.
  • Loading & unloading truck with donations from various locations throughout the city
Truck Maintenance

We are looking for even as little as a 1 hr commitment for one day a week to fill this position. All volunteers for this position must have a valid driver's licence.