VOLUNTEER (Current Employee) – Ellesmere, ON – 7 November 2017
Peaceful and cordial working environment. I learnt to take initiatives and deal with the community with love paying attention to individuals on first come first serve basis Management is knowledgeable and dedicated to work, treating every individual with warm and cordial approach. The most enjoyable part is seeing people leaving with a smile and appreciation for the help rendered.
Data entry (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 November 2017
helping clients receive food and goods in a timely and efficient manner. i learned to problem solve and think on my feet i learned data entry and worked with many groups that came to volunteer the management were kind and helpful and always there to help and assist with anything that we needed.
The joy of the Lord is my strength, he gives a living water and I thirst no more
Solider of Christ (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON Canada – 4 November 2017
Sleep and rise up early. Learn on the job. Time management, budgeting, and cost control. All nationalities are welcome. Let there be peace on earth, let it begins with me, let there be peace on, its perfect harmony and God as our father and brothers all are we let there be peace on earth, let it begins with me. We share our love with one another.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 November 2017
Day would be unique and different, no one knew what kind of donations we would get because most of our inventory was majority based on donations, and what the people bring in, we would have to go through the things and decide which items are worth selling and which items would be considered trash.
Resident Care Worker (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 20 October 2017
Great job with great job security. Could have used a little more training, but I have been learning lots as I have been going. The management here however is amazing thus far. Every encounter with them has been a positive and enlightening experience!
Customer Service (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 17 October 2017
This was a really relaxed job, it was my first job and I didn't have any experience handling people so I mostly worked in the back and on the floor! The management was good, people there were awesome but not the most happy, they would treat homeless people like thieves almost 99% of the time, I kind of let a lot of stuff slide because this was donated clothes for free and if i saw a man steal a pair of pants I wasn't going to say anything because we need to check our privilege in times like that. But obviously I realize it's a company and they need to make money but when you sell a dress for 14.99 I think you're doing just fine.
Donation attendant (Former Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 13 October 2017
In my experience working at salvation army, the manager was harsh to her employees and in most cases bullying to the employees (on her bad days, she was quite pleasant when she was in a good mood). the work was straight forward with dividing the donations and loading the truck, as usual, allot of theft and angry customers come in, so stress can be high at times.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 October 2017
The staff is incredibly rude at the location I worked at, the managers were the definition of useless any serious situation that occurred with the customers the employees would be expected to take care of it the managers would refuse mainly because they didn't know how to deal with it.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 6 October 2017
My typical day at work when I was volunteering at Salvation Army, Usually I would sort and organize the donated clothes from the useless and the useable. They've shown me what to look for in the clothes as in tears, holes, etc.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 5 October 2017
I worked there for a short time due to the location, busing there wasn't ideal for me. The benefits working there were great, I enjoyed my bosses, the work wasn't bad. It was fun checking out all the interesting stuff people would donate.
Moncton North Location- Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 4 October 2017
You are actively helping the community. The current managers in place are amazing to work for and Human resources as well as the District Manager in this region are wonderful to work with and really care about you as a human. You are not a number there you are valued.
Frontline Support Worker (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 October 2017
My time at the Gateway was an great experience for me. I really enjoy working with people, being able to help, or just a person some one could confide in. We had a very "team" like presence in the building between all the staff(upper to bottom). A day at work would vary from the night( as, I worked both); for example, the drop in piece was mainly a day time event which was open to the public, so it could get very busy. Summarily, the night had different task to tend to: making sure of residents were accounted for, making sure SMIS was properly updated, and keeping an eye on transients who pop by for are washroom services or other basic amenities. On the other hand, I found it tough watching some of the residents fall on tough times and suffer set-backs.
The job taught me patients(with people, and co-workers), perseverance( understanding there will be set-backs with residents), and persistence( got to keep a positive attitude, and reinforce the good things residents have going for them self's). Apparently, the three "P's".