Donation Associate - Newmarket (Part-Time)

Do you have a passion for Thrift? Are you motivated, looking for a role with a purpose, and have a desire to make a difference in your local community? We offer a unique way to serve through retail and recycling in support of the second largest social service organization in Canada!

If you are looking to further your career in retail consider joining our team. We offer a competitive total compensation package including paid sick time, vacation starting at 6% (3 weeks), and employer-paid RRSP contributions with additional voluntary matching opportunities. All within an environment that demonstrates our core competencies of collaboration, communication, composure, and being service focused in everything we do.

As a Donation Associate you are to provide excellent service to guests by receiving and processing unsorted donated goods.  This position will honour the donors and contribute to building relationships with those in our communities.  As well as positively impact our guests, donors, and the communities in which we operate.

Our ideal candidate is a retail enthusiast who is service focused, can maintain their composure, has the ability to communicate and build relationships.   In doing so, the candidate will be action oriented, can drive results, and is a key participant in the processing of store donations.    

Job Duties

Production Area

• Receive, assist, and thank guests for their donations

• Lift and move boxes and bags of donated items (up to 50lbs)

• Sort through donations and evaluate items for quality and condition

• Meet assigned production targets for each shift

Donation Associate Skills and Qualifications

• Approachable with good interaction/people skills

• Good written and oral English (French where required)

• Eye for detail

• Dependability

• Minimum Grade 10 or equivalent

• Ability to lift up to 50lbs

• Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed

• Must be eligible to work in Canada

We provide

• A passionate fast paced retail environment where you will be immersed in our operations and service;

• Firsthand experience of the impact of our work in our communities

Competitive compensation including:

• Staff discounts

• Employer paid RRSPs

• Vacation (3 weeks/ 6%)

• Paid sick time

• The opportunity to learn new skills, job advancement, and recognition programs.

You can expect

• To join a hands-on work environment where you will be required to physically move through our operation while adhering to daily goals;

•  We are operational 7 days a week and schedule our employees based on operational needs; days, evenings, and weekends (Please Note: Our stores are open for shopping Monday to Saturday and Sundays we are open to receive donations).

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all of our employees, CSA approved footwear is required for all Retail and DRC positions within NRO.

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

Resumes are to be submitted to by Tuesday, January 25, 2022. In the email subject line please identify the location and position being applied for.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salvation Army Thrift Store – National Recycling Operations (NRO) supports the mission of the Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which it operates. As part of one of Canada’s largest national charitable organizations, we adhere to the core values of Hope, Service, Dignity and Stewardship.  By working with us, you help support The Salvation Army’s programs, services and emergency relief efforts by recycling and selling donated goods.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.