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The sign at the store says: “New Beginnings for People and Things”. As Richmond Hill’s original thrift store and registered charity, Treasures is a volunteer-run second-hand store, providing affordable family clothing and household items for the community and supporting individuals affected by mental illness.  Treasures volunteers are people from all walks of life wishing to positively impact the lives of people living with mental illness.  Many say that helping at Treasures enriches their own lives, providing a sense of purpose and personal fulfilment. 

Treasures Charity Thrift Store in Richmond Hill offers a unique opportunity for community volunteers, family members with a loved one experiencing mental health challenges, work or church groups to give back to the community and make a difference in a life by volunteering at Treasures.  As one volunteer shared: “I have found something I love doing and I know I am making a difference”.

Treasures  is looking for volunteers with a discerning eye and lots of shopping experience to help sort, price and display quality donations. We need mature, responsible individuals who can work independently to help in the retail charity store. Knowledge of vintage and collectible items is helpful as is lots of shopping experience past and present. Every volunteer shift is different. It’s never dull.  We have openings for greeters, cashiers, clothing specialists with knowledge of past and present fashions, hard goods specialists with knowledge of home decor today and days gone by and people who know about books and authors or art and jewelry.  If fashion or antiques is not your thing  help is needed for pick up and deliveries, electronics testing and recycling as well as Job Coaches in the Work Experience Program or positions 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 at the store.
  • Store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00am to 3:00pm.
  • 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 off 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

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