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.

Backup Truck Driver/Merchandise Receiver

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly Thrift Store is looking for an enthusiastic new Team Member! The Back Up Truck Driver/Merchandise Receiver position is approximately 20 hours a week. Some Saturday hours are required.

 

Job Duties (including but not limited to):

  • Drive our box truck to pick up and deliver furniture, food and other items (as a back up to our primary driver)
  • Receive merchandise and furniture at our donation door
  • Ensure donors and shoppers have a positive experience
  • Move furniture within our building
  • Load merchandise and furniture into and out of vehicles
  • Provide assistance to donors and customers
  • Sort product under the supervision of managers
  • Pack and store seasonal merchandise
  • Communicate with staff, volunteers, donors and shoppers
  • Housekeeping duties, including trash removal and sweeping

 

Requirements:

  • ability to skillfully and safely drive a box truck
  • ability to lift up to 100lbs repeatedly through the day, at times, up and down stairs
  • 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 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
  • ability to make smart decisions in accordance with policies and procedures, keeping the best interest of the Center in mind
  • history of reliability
  • ability to wear a mask throughout a shift
  • ability to pass a basic background check
  • ability to pass a drug test
  • ability to pass a driver’s medical certification
  • High School diploma preferred
  •  1 year driving experience preferred
  •  1 year furniture moving experience preferred

 

Be a part of a team that is making a difference for your community.

 

Email Kristin Ells at [email protected]g with your resume and cover letter or call to request an application form at 401-377-8069 ext. 103.

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.

 

Job Type: Part-time

 

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

 

Schedule: Monday to Friday, Weekends

 

Education: High school or equivalent (Preferred)

 

Experience: Driving: 1 year (Preferred)

 

License/Certification: Driver’s License (Preferred)

 

Work Location: Westerly, RI

 

Load/unload by hand

 

Hours per week: 20-29

 

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Merchandise Receiver/Thrift Store Associate

The Jonnycake Center is looking for a customer service oriented team player to work in our Receiving Department. Tasks will include moving furniture, receiving goods, sweeping, taking out the trash, general maintenance, and assisting other employees, donors, volunteers and customers.

 

Required:

  • Drug Free
  • Excellent Customer Service and People Skills
  • Flexible availability
  • Ability to lift heavy loads repeatedly over the course of the day, at times carrying up and down stairs
  • Smart Decision Making Skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Sense of Humor
  • Not afraid of hard work
  • Reliable, dependable and kind
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Ability to wear a mask throughout a shift

 

Desired: 1 Year Furniture Moving Experience

 

Be a part of a team that is making a difference for your community.

 

Email Kristin Ells at [email protected] with your resume and cover letter or call to request an application at 401-377-8069 ext. 103.

 

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.

 

Job Type: Part-time

 

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

 

Schedule: Monday to Friday, Weekends

 

Experience: Furniture Moving: 1 year (Preferred)

 

Work Location: Westerly, RI

 

Hours per week: 20-29

 

Pay frequency: Every other week

 

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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. Scheduling is flexible, and volunteers can take advantage of discounts on Thrift Store merchandise.

 

To learn more about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

 

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