Alliance for African Assistance

Thrift Store Sales Assistant

Posted: 05.05.16
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Safari Seconds Thrift Store


Refugees often arrive in the United States with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. The Alliance for African Assistance Safari Seconds Thrift Store is dedicated to assisting newly arrived refugees with supplies and furnishings during the initial months following their move to the San Diego area. Safari Seconds also functions as a typical thrift store, offering a wide selection of items for sale such as furniture, appliances, clothing, and household goods. For many refugees, Safari Seconds serves as an on-the-job training site in which refugees receive retail experience for attaining employment. The Thrift Store Sales Assistant will assist refugees with on-the-job training and also facilitate the day to day activities of the thrift store.  

• Help supervise Welfare to Work refugee clients with customer service
• Operate cash register and answer phone
• Design display tables
• Organize and maintain clothing racks
• Collect and sort donations




• Highly organized self-starter, reliable, and dedicated
• Retail experience preferred
• Experience in supervision is a plus
• Knowledge of other languages is a huge plus!
• Strong interpersonal communication skills 


BENEFITS: The Thrift Store Sales Assistant will have the opportunity to assist refugees from around the world in successfully adapting to life in America while gaining practical skills for their professional development. This position offers valuable experience in retail management for resume building and professional growth. 


To apply, please email a completed Volunteer Application to