Volunteering

VOLUNTEERS

Treasures Charity Thrift Store is a social and vocational program offering volunteer work opportunities for people living with mental health issues who are at a point in their recovery ready to reintegrate into the community.  These individuals work alongside volunteer job coaches from the community in all aspects of the store’s operation. Our Program Volunteers, while engaged in meaningful and useful work, are able to gain new skills, find peer support and build relationships interacting with co-workers and customers.

In addition to our Program Volunteer positions there are also a variety of volunteer opportunities for family members and individuals or groups from the community as Job Coaches in the retail store or on the Board of Directors.

Information for New Volunteers

Call, email or drop by the store for more information.  All potential volunteers are asked to fill out an application and arrange for an interview. Applications may be downloaded from this website or picked up in person at the store.

Store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm.

There are morning and afternoon volunteer shifts in the thrift store from 9:50 am to 1:30 pm or 1:20pm to 5:15 pm

Treasures is located in Richmond Hill at 12 Levendale Road just west of Yonge Street between Major Mackenzie and Elgin Mills.

For more information, or to obtain a volunteer application form, please call the Manager at 905-883-5122 or email treasures.store@gmail.com

 

WHY VOLUNTEER?
When asked why they volunteer people often state it is because they enjoy the volunteering they do, are learning new skills, are giving back to the community, feel good about themselves through their volunteering and are having fun. Many believe that they have gained by being more knowledgeable about mental health and mental illness.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life: men, women, students, people who are retired, working full or part time, people with disabilities, people preparing to re-enter the work force and new Canadians. Why not join them and make volunteering you gift to your community?

WHAT MAKES A GREAT VOLUNTEER?  

- The ability to treat all individuals with respect and dignity

- Kindness and compassion

- Reliable and punctual

- An interest in working in and learning more about mental health facilities

- Good listening and communication skills

- Well-motivated, friendly and interested in people

- A commitment to the Mission and Values of Treasures

- The ability to fulfill the time commitment of the volunteer role

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