November 21st, 2019

Mental Health Matters: Post Thrift Store thrives due to army of volunteers

By medicinehatnews on June 8, 2019.

Being a volunteer has a different meaning for everyone.  For some, it offers a sense of belonging and enhances social responsibility, while others use it as a means to feel productive and reduce stress. Making the decision to volunteer not only promotes positive mental and physical health, but it also allows you to gain confidence, build work experience, and learn new skills. 

The Post Thrift Store currently has 45 volunteers who cover an average of 200 hours per month. Our team continues to thrive because of the diverse backgrounds of our volunteers and support of the local community.

Volunteers take part in every aspect of day-to-day operations such as sorting donations, pricing items, organizing, and cleaning. Many volunteers take these skills and apply them in prospective employment within the community.  The Post Thrift Store takes additional steps by providing professional reference letters. 

If you are interested to join our team, come to The Post Thrift Store Monday-Saturday between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to fill out an application. While you are there, take the opportunity to tour our store and learn more about what volunteers do during a typical day.

Our Canadian Mental Health Association family readily welcomes anyone who wishes to selflessly volunteer their time to help others, while developing both compassion and social skills that may be applied to all aspects in life. 

Rebecca Riddle is the store manager at The Post Thrift Store for the Canadian Mental Health Association and can be reached at 403-527-0326. To find out more about volunteering visit or check out to learn more about CMHA Programs and Events.

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