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Brings meaning to life when you know you are helping those that need it the most

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What is the best part of working at the company?Helping the less fortunate, volunteeringWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not being able to help those in needWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Great set of volunteers, enjoying what we doWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy but enjoyable, especially getting to interact with everyone
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Character building.

What is the best part of working at the company?Helping people find moral mental and physical support and shelter What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Hearing about traumatic events that lead to homelessness What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Strict, 12 steps not even aloud :( What is a typical day like for you at the company?Sign people in, give them bed, food, structure, clean, councelling, shift change.
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Nice place

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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Fast-paced environment, Always something to do.

It was an overall decent work environment, the management were tough sometimes but I think that just comes down to the stresses of the job; you have to think about many different things at once, and when someone is slow, or misses a beat it's understandable to be a little upset. Decent pay, if you like switching tasks quickly, and seeing the direct results of your work. I'd recommend it.


Kind staff/Volunteers, Decent pay, Noticable effect on the community.


Stressful work environment
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Fun and a Healthy environment

we were all like brothers given that new people come each year, the family grows quickly. I have seen people grow, even my self. people coming out of there shells.


nights off
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  • Supportive environment
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

St. Vincent De Paul

At this location I was a sales associate, and what I did was I folded clothes that were messy, I took clothes off the stock and put them onto the racks where customers could see them and I also arranged clothes that were strewn around so that they would be appealing to potential customers. The hardest part of the job would have been to arrange the clothes as this took a lot of time and had to be done meticulously. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers and helping them with their problems.


Customer friendly


Long hours
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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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productif et agréable

agréable de mettre un sourire dans le visage de famille démunie. belle participation de beaucoup de gens qui s'implique


faire sourire les gens démunies


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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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Helping out the church community

I would help organize food boxes and deliver them to family in need, also offer any help that may be needed of me. The environment was enjoyable, everyone was happy go-lucky.


felt good after every little job
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fun work place

got to help so many people and made lots of friends theres nothing like helping people and making there day theres nothing better to do then help the homeless or ones in need it makes my day meetso many injoyable people




short days
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Good Place to work

Great place to work but there is not much room for advancement within the agency. Meaningful work that provides adequate learning opportunities.


Facility is at a great location


shift work
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positive work enviroment.very effcient and friendly co-workers.long hours (at times) most of the time it was driving from city to city picking up donations.


friendly staff


lots of travel.
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Good place to work.

Working at the St. Vincent de Paul has been a very positive experience. I meet many different people and enjoy speaking with them. The job itself keeps me quite busy and the days go by quickly.
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A high paced and engaging enviroment

It was a very high paced work enviroment.I learned a lot about the resiliance of the women in the shelter and myself.The hardest part of the job was to see a client fall between the cracks of the system and the impact it had on the quality of thier lives in spite of all thier/my efforts, heart breaking.The most enjoyable part of the job was to be able to engage with the women and celebrate life or the day through group activities like playing games, doing yoga or dancing and laughing.


a certain level of autonomy


long hours, insufficent wages.
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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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