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ReTails Thrift Store

ReTails is your thrifting destination! Every purchase and every donation supports the animals of HSSW.

Volunteer

We Love Volunteers.

Make a Difference Today.

We care for more than 8,000 animals annually and couldn't do it without our incredible community of 500 volunteers! From animal care and enrichment, to administrative support, assisting with adoptions, or lending a hand at ReTails Thrift Store our volunteers make an enormous difference in completing families every day.

Available Volunteer Positions

Volunteers are recruited based on specific needs, and these needs vary over time. Because our community loves animals, and we frequently receive more requests to volunteer than we have positions available. 

Current Opportunities

  • Adoption Center/Shelter

    Volunteer support comes in lots of shapes and sizes. Daily, HSSW volunteers at the Adoption Center/Shelter provide care and enrichment to the animals, sort and organize merchandise at ReTails Thrift store, and provide loving care for animals in their own homes.

    Adult volunteers must: 

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Be able to commit to a six-month term with two hours of service per week.
    • Meet the requirements and scheduling availability for their chosen assignment.
    • Complete all required training prior to starting their volunteer service
  • Foster Volunteer

    Our foster volunteers are very special! They open up their hearts and homes to animals who need placement outside the shelter environment. Animals may require foster for a number of reasons. They could be kittens and puppies in need of a home to help them learn about being a family pet, an animal with special medical needs, or simply an animal who would do better in a home environment while they wait to meet their new family. 

    Foster volunteers must: 

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Be able to commit to a six-month term with two hours of service per week.
    • Meet the requirements and scheduling availability for their chosen assignment.
    • Complete all required training prior to starting their volunteer service
  • ReTails Thrift Store

    ReTails is more than just a thrift store, it's an experience! ReTails is the destination for clothing bargains, vintage items, home furnishings and so much more. But we can only do it with the help of our incredible volunteers! We have immediate openings in the following volunteer positions:

    Department Specialists provide customer service and assist with sorting, repairing and organizing merchandise in one of ReTails many departments which include Apparel, Books, Linens, Electronics, Kitchen, Garden, Holiday, Jewelry, and more.
    ReTails Greeters ensure customers feel welcome, answer questions, and provide directions and information.
    Merchandising Volunteers assist with merchandise intake, sorting, and pricing. Volunteer shifts and qualifications vary based on the assignment.

    To volunteer at ReTails you must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Attend a volunteer orientation.
    • Be able to commit to a six-month term with two hours of service per week.
    • Meet the requirements and scheduling availability for your chosen assignment.
    • Complete a volunteer application, and all required training prior to starting your volunteer service.

If you are ready to support the animals as an HSSW volunteer, click below to share more information about your interests. A member of our team will be in touch. 

Apply to Volunteer

Program Sponsor

Thank you to our friends at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists for sponsoring our 2020 Volunteer Celebration.


Why Volunteer?

We think Volunteering at HSSW is a great way to help animals in need. We're not the only ones! Hear from some HSSW volunteers about why they give their time and talent to support the animals. 

Video courtesy of Cole McLester Productions.

An Award Winning Volunteer Program

HSSW is pleased to be certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise!

Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically utilize volunteers to improve the performance of their organization. HSSW is proud to be the only certified Service Enterprise in the Pacific Northwest. 


Questions? 

Contact us:
[email protected]
360.213.2624