$12.00 hourly
  • Volunteers of America
  • Westland, MI, USA
  • Dec 14, 2021
Full time Distribution-Shipping Inventory Nonprofit-Social Services Retail Warehouse

Job Description

VOAMI Thrift Job Posting – Full Time Production

When you join the Volunteers of America Michigan (VOAMI) Thrift Store Team, you have opportunities to advance your career and become the best version of yourself. We provide you the tools, training, and support to ensure your success. In addition, you will make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and underserved in your local community. Full-time positions are available for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who want to grow professionally and make a positive impact for those in need. We look forward to hearing from you!

How You’ll Change Lives

You will be handling and preparing donated items for re-sale in the store.   Your work will increase our ability to provide food for the hungry, employment and shelter for veterans, housing for low-income seniors, and a helping hand for struggling families. The dedication and hard work of our Thrift Store Team provides funding for these services.

How VOAMI Can Change Your Life

Working at VOAMI you will have the opportunity to receive the following benefits:

  • Starting at $12/hour wage
  • Opportunities for advancement with our growing agency
  • Earn 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year
  • 7 paid holidays (upon hire)
  • Opportunity for quarterly bonuses
  • Generous health benefits
  • Employee discount
  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Develop your leadership skills through rewarding challenges
  • Build community with our diverse team


Job Description


Handle donated items and add value to product by improving the quality and presentation of merchandise. Prepare items for re-sale and pull rag out for other purposes. Assure smooth flow of merchandise through store and efficient use of resources

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

1. Production

  • Unload carts, bags and boxes of donated items with care and caution
  • Prepare items for re-sale by inspecting, sorting sellable and non-sellable items, and hanging clothing as needed
  • Inspect, sort and prepare for display shoes, boots, apparel and accessories
  • Run racks of merchandise to floor as needed
  • Fill floor racks and remove rag out
  • Pull rag out to designated areas
  • Merchandise product in displays as directed by Store Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Keep production area organized and clean to improve safety

2. Additional responsibilities

  • Maintain compliance with VOA Michigan policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out in a timely and orderly fashion so that VOA Michigan functions in the most efficient manner possible
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to closely inspect and make appropriate decisions on the value of product
  • Knowledge of variation in quality and value amongst apparel, accessories and shoe brands
  • General skills to keep work area clean and organized
  • Ability to freely access all areas of store including selling floor and stock area
  • Ability to move or handle merchandise throughout the store
  • Ability to understand and follow simple directions

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works primarily inside, may be subject to seasonal elements. Works closely with Store Manager and Assistant Manager. May interact with a diverse public. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the day. May be subject to hostile and/or emotionally upset public.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, stand lift at least 25 pounds, push, pull, reach, bend, stoop, carry, walk and hear. The vision requirement includes close and distant vision.