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AmeriCorps Thrift Store Associate

Christian Appalachian Project
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Volunteers sort donations, steam clothing, help keep the store clean and organized, and perform retail functions.

Service Activities

• Serves with and trains community volunteers, and people obtaining community service hours by providing job skills, and other skills as needed.

• Serves in cooperation with other agencies and resources to both receive goods and provide services.

• Provides day-to-day operations of store to include:
o Cataloging and storing incoming donations.
o Daily set up of the store and facilitation of all stock and resources.
o Running the cash register.

• Provides an atmosphere of respect for both participants and other workers/volunteers.

• Maintains accurate records (fiscal and statistical).

• Seeks donations through private and corporate companies/organizations.

• May assist in other CAP programs when doing so does not interfere with above duties.

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Community Need Addressed

Lack of low-cost clothing stores available to low-income residents.

Position Outcomes

Corps members will help low-income individuals and families to secure low-cost clothing and home goods in an environment that respects their dignity.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

All food is provided for members who choose to live in community. The stipend ("living allowance") is $340 bi-weekly for members who live in community and $677 bi-weekly for members who live independently.

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

CPR, First Aid

Skills you will gain

CPR, First Aid, communication, conflict resolution

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Religious Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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