Personal Shopper

 

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Department: Free Clothing Program

St. Anthony Foundation’s Free Clothing Program is San Francisco’s largest free clothing program, providing warm clothes, interview or employment apparel, and children’s clothing to homeless and low-income families and individuals. Through over $3 million worth of clothing donations from individuals and corporate partners and the dedication of nearly 1,200 volunteer hours each month, the program provides 39,000 sets of free new and like-new clothing to nearly 11,000 guests each year, including over 2,900 children.

The Personal Shopper interacts directly with our guests, helping men, women, and children find the clothing they need. This role is ideal for volunteers with experience working in retail settings and those who have strong “people skills.” Bilingual volunteers who speak Spanish or Cantonese are especially encouraged for this role, as we have many guests who speak little or no English.  

Duties & Tasks:

  • Communicate with guests to understand their needs and help find the clothing they need
  • Select and retrieve clothing and other requested items from the “back of house” processing space for our guests
  • Help maintain a clean and organized store by picking up fallen clothes, collecting empty hangers, and tidying shopping space

Skills Required

  • Ability to be professional, polite, and tactful with our guests and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Successfully interact with diverse population including homeless, low-income, and mentally-disabled guests.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent volunteer habits: professional, punctual, reliable, cooperative and team oriented.
  • Adherence to guidelines explained in the Volunteer/Intern Handbook.
  • Commitment to St. Anthony Foundation Statement of Values and desire to volunteer for a social service agency serving the homeless and low-income.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Adherence to guidelines explained in the Volunteer/Intern Handbook.
  • Commitment to St. Anthony Foundation Statement of Values and desire to volunteer for a social service agency serving people who are homeless and low-income.

Commitment:

Minimum of 1 hour per week for 6+ months between 8am-4:30pm Mondays-Fridays.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Interview: Interviews will be scheduled and conducted as applications are submitted
Orientation: Next scheduled Individual Volunteer Orientation following successful interview
First Volunteer Shift: Week following successful interview

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24 HRS AT ST. ANTHONY’S

DINING ROOM

serves 2,000-3,000 hot, nutritious meals per day

MEDICAL CLINIC

provides care to more than 4,600 patients through more than 14,000 visits a year

TECHNOLOGY LAB

provides digital justice through computer access and education for 105 guests

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

FREE CLOTHING PROGRAM

ADDICTION RECOVERY

SOCIAL WORK

JUSTICE EDUCATION