Donation Hours: Tues/Thurs at 9am – 2pm | Shopping Hours: Mon/Wed at 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm


Time and Talent

Joseph’s Coat has the following volunteer opportunities:

Accepting Donations

Volunteers greet and thank donors, help them unload donations from their vehicles, and offer a tax receipt. Once received, volunteers place donations in a holding area. The ability to lift up to 20 pounds is required.

Donation Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9AM – 2PM

Volunteers on donation days usually commit to a morning or afternoon shift.

Sorting Donations

Volunteers choose a bag/box of donations from the holding area and go through the contents. This process involves checking clothing to make sure it is clean and without stains, tears or broken zippers. Volunteers also check radios, lamps, vacuums and other small appliances to make sure they work. Acceptable items are placed in the appropriate department.

Donation Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9AM – 2PM

Volunteers on donation days usually commit to a morning or afternoon shift. 

Are you looking for something different to do with your friend, family or co-workers? We’d like to invite you to spend an hour or two together giving back the community. Joseph’s Coat is looking for groups to come in on evenings and weekends to help sort through donations. Call 651-291-2472 for more information.


In-Store Help

Approximately 350 people come to Joseph’s Coat each shopping day. Our goal is to maintain an environment of dignity and respect. Volunteers who work on the store floor greet shoppers, assist them with their shopping, and answer questions. They usually work with one or two other people and manage one department. They also restock shelves and racks in their department as needed. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining a neat and orderly appearance in their department, which includes returning goods to the proper place after moved by customers.

Volunteers who work behind our hygiene counter greet shoppers and give them the hygiene product offered that day, as well as towels, bedding, and new items (when available).

Shopping Days: Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 AM — Noon and 1 PM – 4:00 PM

We ask that volunteers commit to a morning (9 AM – Noon) or afternoon (1 PM – 4:00 PM) shift on shopping days to ensure that our store is fully staffed.

Clean Up

At the end of each day, volunteers vacuum the store, clean the break room, and prepare the store for the next day.

Mondays – Thursdays 4PM – 5PM

Volunteer with Us

If you have skills or interests in any of these areas, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to learn more about becoming a Joseph’s Coat volunteer.