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The Jonnycake Center of Westerly is a small non-profit serving the communities of Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton since 1975. The agency has an emergency food pantry, social service office, and a retail thrift store which also serves as a source of free clothing and household goods for clients.


The Jonnycake Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Open Positions

Facilities Coordinator

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly seeks a part time Facilities Coordinator to oversee building and maintenance activities at the Center. Apply here.


Job Title: Facilities Coordinator
Responsible to: Executive Director and assignees


Duties and Responsibilities:

· Primary: Coordinate building needs (repairs and maintenance)

· Identify safety and maintenance issues and potential solutions (either in-house or with vendors)

· Maintenance and repair of a variety of building and tenant needs, including lighting, doors, windows, flooring, roofing, entry and exit ways, etc.

· Monitor supply and re-stock items such as ice-melt, cleaning supplies and paper products.

· Coordinate or perform snow removal, leaf removal, salting/sanding of walkways and lots, and other similar needs.

· Sweeping in hallways, light cleaning

· Identify tools and equipment necessary for building and property upkeep.

· Liaise with contractors, vendors, tenants, and officials for building needs, including (but not limited to) Utilities companies, Fire safety, Building tenant and contractors for repair and maintenance of inside and outside of building

· Work with supervisor(s) to create a short- and long-term building repair/enhancement schedule to proactively anticipate facility needs

· Part of team to respond to alarms and rare off-hours building needs or urgent issues.

· Assist other employees, vendors, tenants, donors, clients, volunteers, and customers as needed.

· Keeping work areas neat/tidy/stocked appropriately, and any other duties needed to help fulfill our mission and abide by our organization’s values.


Education/work experience:

· HS diploma/GED
· Experience with power tools and hand tools
· Experience with basic home and building repairs
· Experience working with vendors and repair companies



· Ability to follow directions and work independently within parameters of instructions given.

· Ability to follow health and safety protocols.

· Ability to communicate clearly and work cooperatively with others.

· Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

· Ability to comply with all company policies and procedures.

· Requires flexibility with schedule as dependent on seasonal needs.


Job Type: Part-Time


Salary: Commensurate with experience

– Store discount, Paid time off and Holiday pay, Flexible scheduling, Company-paid Life insurance, Simple IRA matching, fun atmosphere


Job Location: Westerly, RI


Please reply to this ad, send your resume to Kristin Ells, Director of Admin/HR,, or stop in Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s Thrift Store for an application. References should be made available upon request. No phone calls please.


EEO is the Law Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal “EEO is the Law” poster.


Job Type: Part-time


Expected hours: 10 – 20 per week



  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


Experience level:

  • 2 years



  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Work setting:

  • In-person


Work Location: In person


Apply here.

Retail Associate & Cashier (multiple openings)

Retail Associate & Cashier – multiple openings. Apply here.


The Jonnycake Center is looking for TWO diligent team players for part-time (20 hours) positions as a Retail Associate & Cashier.


Tasks could include the sorting, processing, and hanging of clothing and textile donations, merchandising, and cashiering.


Every day is different at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly Thrift Store! With over 7,000 sq. ft. to explore and thousands of items moving on and off the sales floor each day, there are always new treasures to see and new projects to interest you. Created to help fund our mission of #SustainingCommunityTogether, including funding our Food Pantry and our Social Service Department, the Thrift Store provides a positive, respectful, and enjoyable work environment where each shift not only engages your mind and body, but also provides the satisfaction that your work has contributed to community wellbeing.



– Some Saturday availability (days only)

– Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance

– Ability to follow directions and work independently within parameters of instructions/duties

– Ability to communicate with staff, donors, and customers in a professional and courteous manner

– Ability to lift 20-40 pound loads repeatedly over the course of the day

– Ability to work cooperatively with others

– Ability to remain flexible and positive in a rapidly-changing environment

– History of reliability

– Smart decision-making skills

– Ability to pass a background check

– High School Diploma, GED, or comparable life experience

– Drug free



– Tuesday and/or Thursday daytime availability preferred


Job Benefits:

– Store discount

– Paid time off and Holiday pay

– Flexible scheduling

– Life insurance

– Simple IRA matching


EEO is the Law Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal “EEO is the Law” poster.

Apply through Indeed, email a resume to, request an application at the Store Registers, or call to request an application form at 401-377-8069 ext. 103.


Job Type: Part-time



  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan



  • Day shift
  • No nights
  • Weekends as needed


Work Location: In person


Apply here.

Marketing Intern (Part-Time Volunteer)

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly seeks a dynamic and well-rounded Social Media Intern to join our team for fall 2021!


High school and college-age students with an interest in photography, marketing, retail, and non-profit social work are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please note that this position requires the candidate’s physical presence for 3-10 hours per week. While some work can be performed remotely, the nature of this position requires hands-on involvement on-site.


Description of work to be performed:



  • Photograph products from our Thrift Store in an engaging, attractive manner and work with the Marketing Manager to reach our digital audience (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email blasts).
  • Use creative and trendy styles to help capture our products in an eye-catching and appealing manner for social media posts.
  • Photograph the Jonnycake facility, including staff, volunteers, and community members, as well as community events (when scheduled).


Graphic Design:

  • Check out our Facebook ( and Instagram ( pages to learn what we do and how we promote it.
  • Use Canva to add text and graphics to create daily posts to advertise store specials.
  • Use the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s existing templates as part of the branding for Facebook posts.
  • Use other apps for Facebook or Instagram to help promote our operations and inform our audience.
  • Prior experience with graphic design is a big plus!


Social Media Content/Eblast Content:

  • Write funny and engaging posts on a variety of related topics (see our Facebook page) targeting the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s online demographic.
  • Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation at all times.
  • Adept at writing to target audiences.



  • Work closely with staff in showcasing our work and community initiatives.
  • Provide insight and feedback on how the Jonnycake Center can improve processes, engagement, or overall business.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position is flexible, with duties assigned based on the candidate’s experience and enthusiasm. We love to have fun and we’re confident you’ll be part of the fun when you’re on our team!


We offer a flexible schedule, a relaxed, collaborative team environment, and discounts for all our volunteers!


If you’re interested in being an intern on our team, email us today!
*Please note: this is a volunteer, unpaid position.


To apply:
Please email a current resume and cover letter to Michael Manfred, Social Media & Marketing Manager, at
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Want to volunteer?


Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly! Volunteers are essential to our operations, assisting with our Thrift Store, Food Pantry, Social Services office, Administration, Facility Upkeep, and more. We offer flexible scheduling and a nurturing, supportive environment.


To learn more about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at


Note: All volunteers must complete a background check and complete their application process before starting their first volunteer shift.