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Second Chance is run by a volunteer staff of dedicated community members, and there is a space for you

Volunteer opportunities

Following are brief descriptions of the volunteer opportunities available with Second Chance Thrift Shop.


Cleaning:  These banishers of dust and grime keep the donation processing area and shop sparkling. Duties include cleaning bathrooms (there are 3), vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the front windows.  Shifts for this group are available 8am-10am, Monday-Friday.


Donation Processing:   Volunteers in this position are responsible for all the donated items that come into the shop.  Sorting, tagging, pricing and storage of all donations.  Volunteers need to be able to stand and move around in this area and lift up to 20lbs.   Donation processing has been moved to unit 222, just 2 doors down from the shop!


Front Desk/Shop:  Front Desk volunteers are the face of Second Chance Thrift Shop.  They take care of our fabulous customers by greeting shoppers, answering questions, and the phone, processing customer purchases, taking payments, assisting shoppers as needed, maintaining the tidiness of the shop, and balancing the $$ each evening.


Fun with tools and ladders:  Do you like to change light bulbs?  Put racks together? Move stuff around?  Fix stuff?  Install shelves?  Change air filters? Then this is your golden opportunity.  With 2 shops, there is always something that needs to be done.


Ironing:  This is as easy as it sounds.  You pick it up, take it home, iron it, and return it to Donation Processing.  Prefer to join the fun?  Iron in person in the Donation Processing Center.  Second Chance has a reputation for quality items that look great.  Ironing is part of the magic.


Merchandising:  Maintaining the overall appearance of the displays is this creative group's mission.  Rack top displays, storefront windows, store organization, and ever-changing themes keep this group busy.  These volunteers also handle restocking the shop floor on a daily basis.


Social Media:  The never ending story.  30 years in business and we are still one of the best kept secrets in Summerville.  If you like to have a project to get your creative juices flowing then this is your place.  Facebook videos/Live is one area we are looking to expand. 


Storage Bin Runner:  Requirements are strong arms and a truck.  The love of stacking, unstacking and moving storage bins is a plus.  These volunteers work with the Donation Processing group and the schedule is often flexible.


Tester:  Toys, cd players, small appliances, lamps,lighted decorations, and anything else with a plug or batteries gets tested before heading to the shop floor.  Need another reason to be part of this special team?  They have their own table in the Donation Processing Center!


Volunteer Organization / Program:  Taking care of our fabulous volunteers is the goal of this position.  This includes maintaining volunteer information, scheduling, recruitment and thanking volunteers.  This group works with all other areas to ensure the volunteer needs are being met. 

New volunteers are always needed!  Take the next step and click the link below to fill out our Volunteer Applicaiton.  

Once your volunteer applicaiton is received, a volunteer coordinator will reach out to you in a few days.  

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