Lend a hand
How can my group get involved at SOS?
SOS’ Community Partner Initiative is an opportunity for businesses and groups of friends to come together as a group and lend a helping hand at SOS.
Volunteering with SOS in this way is a great team-building experience, interesting and fun. Come see the Thrift Shop from the other side! Up to 6 team members can volunteer at a time, per shift, in the Thrift Shop. Other group volunteer opportunities could involve representing SOS at community fairs, at local events, etc.
Morning or afternoon shifts at the Thrift Shop are 3.5 hours and take place each day, Monday-Saturday. Volunteering in those roles include work side-by-side Thrift shop staff and volunteers tagging and pricing, bringing merchandise on to the floor, and helping at the cash desks. Larger groups can also be accommodated. Please call us to discuss.
How does this support my community?
Over 80% of SOS funding comes from the Thrift Shop. Thanks to donations, purchases and volunteer assistance, the Thrift Shop is the key funder of SOS and makes our more than 30 vital community programs and services possible. 95 cents of every dollar raised at the Thrift Shop goes back into this community. Click here to see a breakdown of where SOS funding comes from, and where that money goes.