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It was nice working there, they understood when something was wrong, they cared about your personal life, they allowed you to do what you need all the time!


Free lunches


I had to leave😅
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POV: a volunteer

I volunteered there and it was actually a very relaxed environment. I just cleaned up here and there, put new stuff out on display and greeted and helped customers. The people who work there are extremely kind.
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A hard working store

The work at st. vincent de pauls was very hard and meticulous, it involved sorting many different books like a librarian would. I would not recommend working there for anyone.
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Great place to Volunteer

A charitable thrift shop that offers so much to the community. I enjoyed always seeing regulars. I sorted through donations and stocked them on shelves,cleaning them when needed.
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Excellent place to volunteer.

St. Vincent de Paul was a very great place to volunteer. Atypical day at work involved: cleaning, talking with customers, pricing toys, etc. I learned a variety of social skills. For example how to interact with customers. They are very friendly and treat everyone with respect. I didn't find anything hard in this position. My favorite part was getting to go pickup stuff from peoples houses, and unload the truck when we got back.


They're very friendly.


Run out of stuff to do.
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  • Supportive environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

Fun Work Place

It was an great environment to work in and there was a lot of people who would visit the place at least once a week and there was a lot of diversity there
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Good community and good work.

The St. Vincent de Paul is an organization that gives all of it's profit to charity. All of the staff are volunteers and very kind and dedicated. The workplace was enjoyable and the staff make it a good environment to work in.
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volunteer work

lots of heavy lifting but worth it when you help the less fortunate in our society. it can be dangerous work since many locations are hard to access especially apartments.
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Out-of-the-way thrift shop

St. Vincent de Paul Society is a reasonable place of employment. The work is not terribly difficult; the most physical task is typically the breaking down of cardboard and moving of heavy bags. The atmosphere is very laid-back and relaxed; little is taken very seriously. Whether this is a positive or a negative is highly subjective. Note that employment is volunteer only. Good for earning high school volunteer hours, not so good for getting paid.
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Helping the community is a great experience and feeding those that cannot afford food themselves makes a huge difference in their lives. Something to do that makes you feel good.
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Respectful environment

St. Vincent de Paul was a fun work experience for me, it is a safe work environment. It was fast paced and beneficial for me and my mother to be a great way to be a better person.


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Fantastic workplace

My volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul has been nothing but enjoyable. Every time I visit Peterborough I have the opportunity to do service work at this local food bank. My first time volunteering, the staff was very helpful and showed me all the ropes. I love working there, the other volunteers and customers are so welcoming.


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Such a wonderful organization. They do so much for the city of Peterborough and many other cities as well. Generous is an understatement with this organization. People offers out of the goodness of their hearts too give their own time to help out others in need. We could all be there one day with a snap of a finger so we should try and do as much as we can to support time and money if we can to this organization. Wonderful people, great staff, grewwat volunteers.


Everything is good about this, more help


If you can help please do, great cause
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fun work place lots of kind people

slow pace so you gain patients, managers ad coworkers are nice and respectful, the hardest part is its very slow pace most enjoyable is you find lots of cool things at the thrift shop like old valuable records


slow pace
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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