The Salvation Army
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Being Pulled in many directions at once. Poor work delegation Can be over whelming at times Can also be a fun and challenging Customers are very diverse


Meeting people form all walks of life


Having heavy work load while other employees smoke cigarettes and drink coffee all day
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productive and great staff

when i worked as a volunteer at the salvation army i never had any problems and i was always comfortable. the staff is great and respectful. the store is always kept clean
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Support from manager
  • Sense of belonging

Volunteer Experience

Provided the foundation for learning and adapting the skills needed to empower the community as a whole. I was fortunate in meeting a mentor in assisting me with my journey.
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Laid-back and casual environment

A typical day at the thrift store was very calm and nonchalant. Employees did their best with helping customers find what they need and were very happy with assisting those with disabilities. All merchandise were put into their respective areas and the store was always clean. I learned quite a bit while working there. I learned to socialize more and respect store policy. I even made some friends that I would love to see again. The hardest part of the job was keeping everything organized. It was difficult keeping the clothing racks tidy, since there were times where I was getting tired of standing and sorting through all the mixed up clothing. However, the most enjoyable part of the job was gaining new experiences. I loved how I got to meet new people, make friends and create new memories. I especially like how nice everyone was on my first day.


Cheap prices, cool merchandise


Messy clothing racks (sometimes)
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Did this as a job in highschool just to make a few dollars to buy things for myself but it wasnt the most fun because they had me doing things i wasnt sure as to what to do
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It is a good place to get community service done, the staff there were very friendly and they will accept any who come there. If you are a student in need of doing some community service hours to get your resume, this would be a great place to do so.
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great place to donate merchandise and purchase amazing finds

co-workers were very helpful and understanding, very kind and patient, they shared their professional opinion and advised me in ways to improve my quality of work The hardest part of the job was learning the different ways to attract customers through proper advertisement of merchandise I learned to be patient and understanding, to understand the customer's perspective in order to provide the best, immediate help. The most enjoyable part of the job is building strong relationships with both the co-workers and the clients The store was very well managed, the employees all shared duties and responsibilities and depended on each other to create an open, functional and expressive environment, it felt like being part of a family


flexible break schedule


slight unsanitary conditions
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it was a community service job

often i was tagging clothes or i was on the floor generally easy. the other members of the company were all nice, i was doing school hours at this busenuiess and that is all.
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Productive workplace

I volunteered with my school to collect food items and clothing for the salvation army and whitby food bank. It was very productive and Gave me many skills as a leader.


helping others


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Fast Paced and Exciting.

Great company to work for. Casual fine dining with fusion twists in an eclectic menu, with wine bar and late night entertainment. Locations in Toronto and Richmond Hill.
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great experience and friendly people

My time volunteering for Salvation Army was a great and fun experience. The people are friendly and helpful, and the work environment was professional and relaxing


Short hours, helpful managers, excellent work environment


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Great time working with people and handling donations.

I spent quite a few days/weeks volunteering at the thrift shop on Brock during the summer of 2013 and enjoyed it very much. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I worked very hard, most days working through my break. At the beginning it was 4 hours a day, but then I asked for 5 and then 6 and so on because I felt I wanted to get more done. I enjoyed helping their very much and a lot of the employees and some of the customers complimented me on how hard I worked. It made me enjoy the work environment and some of the benefits were if something was going in the trash because of their regulations or it was too old to sell, if I asked, I could take it home. For example, two Dan Brown books (Angels and Demons/The Divinci Code) and speakers for a computer.


All of the employees were very nice, the customers were nice and the benefits/amount of hours I could work was great.


There were other volunteers, so when I went to go set up days to come in, sometimes the days I wanted were taken.
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help stock the shelves, unload and load trucks. Staff is good, nothing hard about the job and meeting new people and interacting with them is amazing




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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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