Volunteer Champion – Mission Thrift Store (Ponoka)

  • Volunteer
  • Ponoka
  • Oct 14, 2022

Mission Thrift Store Ponoka

Volunteer Champion

(Volunteer Position)

Mission Thrift Store Ponoka


The Volunteer Champion has a vital and meaningful role with a local Mission Thrift Store.  They must have solid relational qualities, using cultural competence to recruit and lead a wide range of diverse volunteers to operate a Mission Thrift Store effectively.  The Volunteer Champion must seek and recruit qualified volunteers using a welcoming and inclusive framework.

The Volunteer Champion will provide assistance in community relations (with the Volunteer Community Champion).


Primary Activities:

  • Recruit a sustainable volunteer base for the local Mission Thrift Store (approximately 100 or more active Volunteers)
  • Establish and maintain a volunteer succession program to continually strengthen the volunteer base, with the assistance of BFM Foundation staff
  • Provide orientation and training specific to the volunteer’s job duties for all new and existing volunteers. Ensure all provincial and federal safety requirements have been provided and delivered to create a positive, respectful, cooperative, rewarding work experience for all volunteers
  • Review organizational policies and procedures and the rights and responsibilities with each volunteer to ensure knowledge of the organization and our ministry purpose
  • Assist in providing an efficient and safe working environment for the volunteers
  • Be a promoter of the Mission Thrift Store and the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada
  • Ensure volunteer applications, screening & interview documents, police records check (PRC), and agreements are completed and stored using proper handling of personal information using compliance requirements with the Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers through regular evaluation, check-in phone calls, e-mails,
  • and personal recognition for their commitment
  • Assist the Store Manager with an effective plan of scheduling volunteers to ensure each workday is covered, effectively utilizing all volunteers
  • Attend Volunteer Appreciation Events
  • Summarize recruitment activities at each Board meeting, either in person or in a written report.


The Volunteer Champion must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Practical verbal and listening communications skills
  • Effective written communications skills
  • Computer skills, including the ability to operate Microsoft Office Suite and various software platforms
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Personal Attributes

The Volunteer Champion must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Volunteer Champion. The Volunteer Champion must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful and inclusive of all individuals
  • Be flexible and considerate
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

If you feel you have the passion and skill set that would help to advance the purpose of Mission Thrift Store Ponoka, we look forward to hearing from you!   Please submit your resume by October 14th by email to ponoka@missionthriftstore.com or you are welcome to drop off your application or resume in person to the Store Manager.

*Full Job Description available upon request

BFM (Ponoka) Enterprises Society welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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