Care Service Employee, Team Leader (Former Employee) – Narrabundah ACT – 28 November 2018
Working with Salvation Army. If you try to forget about the religious aspect of the organisation, it was a great place. I had many days that were filled with laughter and a few that made me sad - this is to be expected in the type of work I did. I had many chances to learn new skills and took them.
It was a fun experience, where I got to work with new people and help the homeless and the needy. I particularly liked the idea of being able to easily communicate with everyone around me and the staff at the Salvation Army was quite helpful when I was unsure about what to do.
Productive and fun workplace for young volunteerers
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee) – Salisbury Downs SA – 17 November 2018
In a typical day, I was taught about the systems the store had in place to sell their products. I would independently find small tasks to do or help customers throughout the day. Because of being a volunteer, I wasn't allowed to work as the cashier. Working at Salvos wasn't hard at all, everyone was there to help me and everyone was extremely understanding. I loved being able to interact with the customers during the day and helping them find what they needed
Volunteer Worker (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 6 November 2018
A typical day working at the Salvation Army was often a very long day with minimal to no breaks or sitting. However, this was all the a good cause putting the time and effort into making sure there is affordable and good quality items for people that are unable to spend as much money on these items. The hardest part of the job was the long hours of standing up, but that also contributing into being the most enjoyable part of the job by meeting a wide variety of people from all environments and cultures wanting to start conversation or needing help with specific items.
Productive, motivating with day to day different jobs titles.
Sales Assistant/ Floor Staff (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 4 November 2018
my every day routine is different by each day, everyday i learn to from customers and from my peers. it is good to see how well manage the store is. from a volunteer's perspective i have had the pleasure working with all cultures and characters in this dynamic workplace. the hardest part of this job is having to leave due to personal reasons. the most enjoyable part of the job is forming a relationship with my co-workers and also with customers.
Storeperson (Current Employee) – Pooraka SA – 16 October 2018
a typical day at work could consist of many things from sorting and pricing clothes to sorting brick a brack and then finding somewhere on the showroom floor to put it to going out on the truck and doing home deliveries. place is great everyone's easy going. hardest part is lifting heavy stuff probably also the most enjoyable
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 16 October 2018
Being a volunteer in a op shop can be a great experience as you get to met and greet new people and work with many different people. Volunteering for 5 years once a week you learn how communication skills, customer service, stock control, cleaning and other retail jobs.
CSE (Former Employee) – Collaroy NSW – 15 October 2018
Beautiful aged care Facility only thing lacking is the management etc. Coworkers are awsome friendly esp the RNs. They help eachother alot like teamwork. Only thing is some coworkers dont know how to respect others by speaking at their own tongue language other then that everything's spot on
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Epping NSW – 3 October 2018
Learnt that some of the locals are regular donors of Salvation Army. With two other friends, we all door-knocked within a delegated area. The least favourable thing that can ever happen on a door-knocking fundraiser is not receiving a response to your doorknock. Interesting thing is some houses have the coolest doorbells out there. Best thing is that we are rewarded with a free celebratory BBQ.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Gosford NSW – 16 September 2018
I Volunteer on the sound desk regularly and other random task like working a food stand or collecting for the Red Shield Appeal as they appear. Its got a great group of people and its never makes you feel like quitting.