Retail Sales Assistant (Volunteer) (Former Employee) – Sinnamon Park QLD – 6 September 2017
I was a retail volunteer and loved every minute of it. The staff especially the Manager were extremely great to work with, unfortunately I had to leave to find paid work but would definitely recommend it to anyone who would love to give back to the community.
Truck Driver / Supervisor (Former Employee) – Deer Park VIC – 17 September 2017
They don`t support there drivers, too many jobs in 1 day to get done, barely have time to take breaks, deal with bad donors all the time, they are more worried about there image then anything else, someone from the public made false accusations about me and they fired me with out sufficient evidence to back up the claims. Salvos don`t help the needy, they sell everything in there shops to turn over a profit, and what they don`t sell they throw into the garbage.
oriented on disadvantaged and less fortunate people
Evangelism & Youth Outreach Director (Former Employee) – Salisbury, MD – 12 July 2017
A typical day at work can never be predicted. I learned that Doing the Most Good with the Salvation Army is a big privilege. It's hard at times to manage your working hours trying to cover a lot of things that need to be done. The workplace culture is very supportive and ready to share their experience with you. The hardest part of the job as a Youth Pastor was to remain Spiritually healthy as much as physically and morally. The most enjoyable part of the job was to see people's lives change.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Penrith NSW – 5 July 2017
I always had something to do, always found a task to be done and received breaks throughout the day. enjoyed helping people on the floor with any questions and enquiries they had. comfortable to ask for help if I did not know an answer a customer had asked me.
Met new people and learnt alot about helping people.
preventing customers from stealing donated items out the back of store.
i volunteered at salvation army for 8 months straight after high school it was a new experience in seeing whats behind the curtains at salvos store and how the people do what they do with the donations.
i never experience anything like that and well volunteering there was dull but it was nice helping out with donations and saying hello to people who came to the shop the staffs were nice.
donations and sorting out which was good or bad
it could be quiet waiting for people to come into the shop
Was great now just another fundraising soulless corporate money gathering machine
Manager (Current Employee) – Sydney Central Business District NSW – 23 June 2017
This significant NFP and charity is rapidly losing its grass roots and community connection. Its now just another Corporate.
Its base is moving to Melbourne and significant staff cuts are on the way.
Consultants are being engaged as the management appears unable or unwilling to face its workforce with its proposed structural change model.
The first to go was the Senior HR staff members - these are the ones charged with ensuring staff are treated with respect and equity and with reference to due process and legislation.
Donors and many volunteer directors or committee members are openly questioning the ongoing relevance and relationship of the organisation to its community and client base and are starting to look elsewhere for worthy organisations to which to dedicate their time and support.
The dedication of many staff and volunteers, the recognised brand
Some non employee Managers lack business acumen, or practical knowledge
Warehouse Labourer (Volunteer) (Former Employee) – West Gosford NSW – 20 June 2017
Good charity organisation. Most workers there are volunteers. As volunteer organisations go it's a good place to work. Helping the organisation with getting the donations onto the shelves for sale. Great people and good ethics.
Case Worker (Former Employee) – Goulburn NSW – 6 June 2017
Job was great till church members intervened, bullying and harassment, doing jobs that had nothing to do with my position. I enjoyed my job but too much interference. I love helping people. Clients came back to say Hi and how much I helped them. A typical day is to greet clients and make them at home, offer them a cup of tea. Be supportive and non-judgemental. Help in crisis situations. I liked putting a smile on people's faces and show them the way to get help and being Christian.
Working with and assisting clients in Crisis
working in churches, long driving hours in your own car
Customer Service all rounder (Current Employee) – Myaree WA – 5 June 2017
I wish I could get full time work here, I love working at the Op Shop! Never felt so comfortable working than I have here. The only problem is that they rely on us volunteers and not enough full time work going around.
Great Team, variety of work to do and can be myself.
retail mentality and not long enough on the lunch break.