Hundreds of volunteers help with the day to day operations of Thrift on Kent. We’re always looking for volunteers to receive donations, sort/price items, help on the truck, and to be the face of Thrift on Kent by working with our customers. If you have a few hours a week or several days a month, please call or email us for details. We always appreciate volunteers with specific knowledge and talents to enhance our shop and donations.

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Jesse on Kent: My Summer at the Thrift Shop

Jesse on Kent: My Summer at the Thrift Shop 18 June 2014

By: Jesse Yantzi

June 18, 2014

Hello and welcome to the first edition of our new summer series, Jesse on Kent. My name is Jesse, (what a shocker, right?) and I am a weekly volunteer at the new MCC Thrift on Kent store in Kitchener. Over the course of the summer I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences of volunteering at Thrift on Kent. As a young adult who just finished my first year in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, other readers may sympathize

with me in knowing that finding summer work as a student is not always an easy thing to do. So after unsuccessfully finding consistent employment for the summer, the question was what am I going to do with my free time? Growing up attending a Mennonite church in the area, I was very familiar with Mennonite Central Committee and the work they do for relief, development and peace in the name of Christ. So naturally, volunteering at a local MCC thrift store seemed like an obvious opportunity to give back to the community while staying busy and getting experience in a great workplace setting. So please join me this summer to learn more about what volunteering at Kent is all about and remember to keep calm and thrift on.

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