DT Store Retail Volunteer (Double Take Store)

Yonge Street Mission’s (YSM) Double Take (DT) Thrift Store is seeking a DT Store Retail Volunteer! NOTE: As part of the application process for our longer-term roles you will be required to: Attend a virtual/in-person interview, Provide 3 references (professional/volunteer related) & Provide a Police Reference Check (PRC/VSS)



Double Take (DT) Thrift Store is a Yonge Street Mission social enterprise with a twofold purpose: to provide hands-on employment training to job seekers, and act as a community resource where gently used, high-quality clothing, furniture and housewares can be purchased at affordable prices, in our store and online.


The purpose of the DT Store Retail Volunteer role is to  welcome and provide a warm and friendly greeting to our retail customers as they enter our store, and to provide assistance when needed, to help create a positive and inviting store atmosphere! The ideal volunteer will be passionate about social change and community empowerment in line with YSM’s values, and should be able to be self-motivated in initiating projects under the guidance and supervision of the manager.



  • Good English communication skills (to follow and communicate detailed instructions)
  • Trustworthy, reliable, honest
  • Demonstrably responsible (seeks and applies an efficient approach to duties)
  • Ability to quickly take direction (cooperative and adaptable to busy environment)
  • Enthusiastic, quick thinker, high energy, willing to take initiative, and follows through on commitments
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of cultural competency, social justice, anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion (i.e. committed to supporting a welcoming space for all at our Double Take store)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Passionate about sustainability in retail industry
  • Asset: Knowledgeable about Canadian and international retail brands
  • Age/Online Access/COVID Safety Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and able to go online to view volunteer shifts/notifications. Also, to ensure the safety of all YSM follows Public Health Safety Guidelines, and all volunteers must be willing to adhere to our mandatory COVID-19 volunteer safety guidelines and volunteer guidelines.
  • Commitment: Able to make a minimum 6 month commitment with shifts being flexible (complete at least 1 shift weekly) 


  • Available Shifts: Volunteer will negotiate/finalize this with DT Staff/Store Manager
  • Location: Gerrard & Parliament

If interested, please submit the form below and one of our Volunteer Resources Coordinators will get back to you as soon as possible.


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