St Vincent de Paul Society
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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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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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Productive day

I loved the volunteer hours. always had something to do. Alot of sorting through shipments and checking electronics. They bring alot of people in to help them get some job experience
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Quirky Thrift Store

Typical day included sorting merchandise, stocking shelves, managing employees and volunteers. Quite a bit of heavy lifting and at times very unsafe working conditions.
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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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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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A caring organization which delivers food hampers to the needy and so much more.

This is a great organization to become involved it as a volunteer. The most important job is the joy you get knowing you are helping someone less fortunate. As President you are dealing with all types of issues of your clients such as having to pay rent, utilities, bus passes, etc. The most difficult situations are when you deliver a hamper and the children are so excited to see food. It breaks your heart and you just want to hold those children especially when parents have an addition. I have left a clients home in tears. The most enjoyable part is just being able to help them with whatever they need, even prayer if it is what they would like or just sit and listen to them. On a personal note, I would like to add that I have learned not to judge others as you just do not know what their story is. For me, it was the best experienced I could have learned.


Delivery of food hampers, paid utility bills, bus passes


The heartache you will get many times as they tell you their story.
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Very rewarding working and helping out our community

I've enjoyed working and helping our community. It is a great Charity that helps out Essex county. It is very rewarding to see the look on faces when we help them.
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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 environment, low salary

Very friendly environment but not what I would like to do for the rest of my career.


Good work schedule


Low pay
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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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help with food

sort food for places. so that they can give it to people. it helps people out that do not have food. if they are homeless with out food then they can go to this place
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This is a great place to work, Too bad it didn't last long

I loved working here, It was great to meet kind warm people of all sorts of backgrounds. The jobs and tasked preformed were labor intensive but if you know what you were doing it was a breeze You fist start off with collecting donations that the trucks would bring in or people that would drop off donations. Then a team of people would sort threw the donations looking for quality from new to gently used clothing. What ever wasn't good enough to make the cut would then be throw into a compactor and was then bailed for donations that were sent overseas to 3rd world countries. Other clothing items (such as t-shirts with prints) were cut into rags that would be given to the salvation army to help the less fortunate bathe or do general cleaning. Nothing went to waste here. The old electronics that were donated were inspected for mercury batteries that were removed and disposed of properly. Other electronics that were not able to be salvaged or deemed out of date were stripped of all metal compensates and were sent to the recycling bin for drop off.


The nicest people you'll ever meet. steady work. never run of things you need to accomplish


Short time working there. Was only a temp
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this was all volunteer. St.Vincent de Paul never paid me. Stocking shelves, giving out food, and cleaning up was the majority of my of my job. Seperating cans th
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Multi-cultural environment

I helped give patients their medication, organized activities and helped patients with daily living. I often worked alone with the patients except during lunch. This experience was entirely rewarding.


Free lunches, meeting/talking to patients


Far from Brampton
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Great place to volunteer

Nice management staff. Packaged donated breads, janitorial duties, sort and clean donations and put them away. Hardest: dealing with shop-lifters. Most enjoyable: working with nice co-workers.


discounts, fun, relaxing


not enough work
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great people to work with, excellent work experience

sorting clothing, fixing furniture, loading and unloading trucks, pairing and sorting shoes, recycling metal products that can not be used, just an all around great place to work. great people to work with, excellent work experience
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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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