ARC Value Village

Agency Description:

Arc’s Value Village is the Twin Cities’ best thrift store. Our goal is a great shopping experience. Every day when we open our doors, we give back. For more than 30 years, thanks to shoppers, donors and volunteers, Arc’s Value Village has helped make life better for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc is a nonprofit organization. And as Arc’s Value Village grows, so does our community impact. Our stores have provided over twenty-five million dollars for The Arc Greater Twin Cities’ programs that help adults and children with disabilities and our community. Our stores are clean, cheerful and well-organized. Our helpful staff is trained to give you the best possible service. At any of our four Arc’s Value Village stores, you’ll find everyday needs as well as treasures and collectibles. With 20,000 items arriving daily, we constantly rotate our stock to ensure a great selection every time you shop.

 

Position Descriptions:

1.      Arc’s Value Village thrift stores:  Offer one-time as well as on-going volunteer opportunities with flexible hours—days, evenings and weekends, 7 days a week!   Volunteer shifts are typically 3 hours in length and scheduling is flexible.  Volunteers at Arc’s Value Village help unpack and sort donations such as clothing, accessories, household items, books, toys, jewelry, etc. and help get them ready for the sales floor.  Other volunteer projects include helping to hang and tag clothing, price sticker hard goods and stock the merchandise on the sales floor.  Arc’s Value Village thrift stores have 4 locations to choose from: New Hope, Richfield, St. Paul and Bloomington.  Sign up to volunteer on our Online Volunteer Calendar at http://www.arcsvaluevillage.org/volunteer/ and click the BLUE “Volunteer” button.  Use the calendar filter to find the store location, day and shift that works with your schedule!  Thanks to generous donations and volunteers from the community, Arc’s Value Village has worked on behalf of The Arc and the people it serves for over 30 years.  Arc’s Value Village has generated more than $17 million for The Arc’s programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

 

2.      Child Care Volunteer:  Two Arc Spanish speaking parent networking groups, Adelante, seek child care volunteers.  Adelante Minneapolis meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm at Andersen United Community School, located at 1098 Andersen Lane in Minneapolis and Adelante St. Paul meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm at John A Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School located at 740 York Ave in St. Paul.  Volunteers help with registration, set up and cleanup of the group and with child care needs.  Bi-lingual volunteers (Spanish speaking) are highly desirable, but are not necessary.  This opportunity is great for volunteers wanting experience with social service programming and project management or to practice their Spanish speaking skills.  Sign up for one of both groups!

 

How to Apply:

Sign up to volunteer on our Online Volunteer Calendar at www.arcsvaluevillage.org/volunteer and click the BLUE “Volunteer” button.  Use the calendar filter to find the store location, day and shift that works with your schedule!