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Volunteer

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and until further notice, we are temporarily suspending volunteer opportunities at our animal care facilities.

If you have some spare time and would like to help WAIF by volunteering your time and talents, we’d love for you to join us at our thrift stores. Please send an email here for further information.

Volunteer at WAIF Thrift Stores

Oak Harbor and Freeland stores.
Cashiers always needed! Greet customers, ring up purchases, take in donations, put out merchandise and tidy the store. No retail experience is needed. This is a great way to help animals if you can’t work with them directly. Good for resumes!

Sorting and Pricing Merchandise
Lend your skills to going through incoming merchandise and preparing it for sales. If you prefer “behind the scenes” work, this is the spot for you.

Price Researcher
As unusual items or those of significant value come in, someone needs to do a little research to determine the market value. This can be done at home, at the library, or on the Internet at the Thrift Store. Be a pricing sleuth!

Electronics/Electric Tester
We always need someone with the right skills to test electric and electronic items as they come in, and possibly make small repairs as needed. This is another “at-home” option or do what you can in the store.

Store Display Artist
Helping to make eye-catching, organized arrangements within the store is something that can dramatically increase sales. From a clever clothes-rack to arranging an entire department, we need your artistic touch!

Building/Maintenance/Repair
A successful thrift store is always in need of new shelves, minor repairs, furniture repair and other talents in this field. If you have special skills to offer, we’d like to know.