Join Our Team

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

Communications Coordinator

The Jonnycake Center is looking for a customer service-oriented team player for a part-time permanent position (Saturday only to start) as Merchandise Receiver/Furniture Mover. Additional hours are possible, especially as we approach the summer.


Tasks will include moving furniture, receiving goods, sweeping, taking out the trash, general maintenance, and assisting other employees, donors, volunteers and customers.




– Ability to communicate with staff, donors, and customers in a professional and courteous manner
– Ability to stand/walk for the duration of a shift
– Ability to lift heavy loads (50 pounds) repeatedly over the course of the day, at times carrying up and down stairs
– Ability to lift up to 100 pounds on occasion
– Ability to work outdoors in all conditions for short time periods
– Ability to work as part of a team

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

– History of reliability

– Ability to wear a face mask throughout a shift

– Smart decision-making skills

– Sense of humor

– Not afraid of hard work

– Able to pass a background check

– Ability to wear a mask throughout a shift




– High School Diploma or GED


Job Benefits:


– Store discount

– Paid time off

– Flexible scheduling

– Life insurance

– Holiday bonus plan


Please email resume to Kristin Ells, Admin/HR Manager, at References should be made available upon request. No phone calls please.


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.


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.