About Thrift ‘n’ Thrive

Thrift ‘n’ Thrive is a social enterprise of Re:Center Ministries that both supports the ministry financially and also serves as the work therapy and job training site for men in the LifeChange program. Work Therapy is a vital component of the LifeChange Program, which helps participants overcome homelessness, trauma, joblessness, or addiction. Thrift ‘n’ Thrive takes physical donations from the community, and then the staff, volunteers, and LifeChange residents help to sort, prepare, and price items to be ready for the storefront. The storefront of Thrift ‘n’ Thrive offers new and gently used clothing, accessories, furniture, housewares, electronics, toys, and more. Thrift ‘n’ Thrive includes LifeChange Program residents, community volunteers, and paid staff to run every aspect of the enterprise. 100% of Thrift ‘n’ Thrive profits go directly to support Re:Center programs.


Role of Thrift Store Assistant

The Thrift Store Assistant will assist the Thrift Store Manager in all operations aspects, including donor relations, LifeChange Resident participation, volunteer relations, and retail management.. They will work alongside the Thrift ‘n’ Thrive staff to lead and manage all volunteer teams. They will also help give leadership to the residents of the LifeChange Program who come to Thrift ‘n’ Thrive for work therapy. The Thrift Store Assistant will have opportunities to lead team devotionals, prayer time, and help with giving work assignments. They may also have opportunities to lead new initiatives or create new systems for daily operations or promotions for the store. 

This role is ideal for someone who is passionate about recovery ministry and ready to support that ministry in creative ways. This role is perfect for someone who is relational, fun-loving, organized, focused, a team player, self-starting, willing to do whatever is needed, and takes initiative on new projects. 

This is a perfect role for someone who wants to pursue a career in recovery ministry, homelessness ministry, nonprofit leadership, entrepreneurship, and volunteer management.


Responsibilities of Thrift Store Assistant

  • Assist with retail and customer management
  • Assist with volunteer management and appreciation
  • Assist with mission trip groups
  • Assist with social media needs
  • Start new initiatives
  • Sort & organize donations
  • Running cashier
  • Receiving donations
  • Interacting with donors
  • Miscellaneous office management as needed 
  • Picking up donations
  • Researching and pricing 
  • Sales and Promotional Strategies 
  • Designing and organizing retail space
  • Coaching and caring for the residents of the LifeChange Program


The above description is 50% of the LTN program.

On average, LTN interns spend 25-30 hours per week at their internship, 15 hours per week serving their neighborhood, and 15 hours per week on personal growth and development. To understand the LTN program, we recommend you view our program page.

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