To keep our overheads as low as possible, we rely on the current 100+ volunteers to make the magic happen. Volunteer activities are coordinated legally in partnership with Gulf for Good.

Our volunteers are our champions. We always need more support and expertise. Join our initiative today.

 

Current required roles:

 

VOLUNTEER STORE CHAMPIONS (unpaid role)

Thrift for Good are opening a retail space and we are currently looking for volunteer store team members. At Thrift for Good, we are passionate about thrifting, the environment, raising money for children’s charities around the world, a fantastic shopping experience and excellent customer service. If you have a passion for charity and fashion, this is the role for you! You will need to work well as part of a team and be willing to assist customers in a helpful and polite way. We need people particularly in the evenings and weekends.

Candidate Must:

  • Be a people person
  • Be interested in fashion and willing to learn
  • Be interested in the environment and willing to learn/educate
  • Good English skills
  • Good work ethic
  • A good back – able to work on your feet for a good portion of every day and do some moderate lifting
  • Patience for ironing/steaming
  • Retail experience a plus


Job Benefits and Additional Information:

  • Volunteer staff will receive 15-25% discount on shop merchandise
  • The joy of reducing waste and raising funds for children around the world
  • A great dynamic team
  • Shifts: will run from 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm and 6pm-10pm 7 days a week. We are looking for volunteers to cover all of these shifts in regular slots on a weekly basis.


To apply, please email sarah.clements@thriftforgood.org:
1. Your CV or a description of your skills/experience
2. A couple of sentences on why you want to volunteer with us, and
3. Your availability including information on what time slots you can take on and how many shifts you want to volunteer each week.

Once received, we will do a brief phone interview with you and send around the schedule.

 

COLLECTION SUPPORT (Unpaid role OR AED200 per day)

We need support from someone that drives manual to collect second hand items one day a week (currently Mondays) from 9am to 6pm. This includes navigating to the donors' homes, collecting the items using our trolley, and communicating to the donors that their items have been safely received.


CATALOGUE MANAGER (unpaid role)

We need volunteers with style skills to help us select product for our online store, with photography skills to capture images of product, typing skills to catalogue the items and volunteers with patience for the upload process. This is flexible and can be doing anytime 10am to 10pm any day, preferably on an ongoing basis with consistent weekly timings.

 

FLEA MARKET / POP UP EVENT LEADS

We need groups of volunteers to help with our monthly sales the first Saturday of every month at Zabeel Park.

 

In addition, there are markets every Friday. We have the stock but currently not the capacity to sell at these markets, so we need volunteers that are able to sort and price stock in preparation for these sales and lead small groups of volunteers to sell at these markets. This would help our capacity and fundraising tremendously.

 

Fixer Upper to do a load of stain treating from home once a week

We have about a suitcase each week of great clothing that have small stains that need treatment at home with Vanish/similar. It would be ideal if this volunteer could collect these items once a week, stain treat at home and then return the items with collecting the next batch.

 

 

Fixer Upper to repair minor fixes in valuable clothing (sewing skills/access to tailor required)

We have a box (about 15-20 items) each week that are high branded, valuable, but need minor repairs. This volunteer will either have some sewing skills to repair items or willing to arrange a sponsored tailor that can do the job for us. Ideally, this person will collect and deliver the items once a week.

 

 If you are interested in any of these roles, please message Jen on 052 531 0905

Couldn’t do it without you!

 

VOLUNTEER TODAY:

1. The best way to learn about volunteer opportunities is to join our whatsapp group here

2. If a first time volunteer, please write in to us at jen@thriftforgood.org

We welcome groups to book in private selling/sorting days. Contact jen@thriftforgood.org / +971 52 531 0905 for more information.