Meeting news friends is as easy as volunteering

One of the best ways to make new friends is to work with them as a volunteer.

If that’s a goal for you then we’ve got an ideal volunteer position.

Spend three hours a week volunteering at Community Care’s Thrift Shop.  It’s a great way to meet new people and help seniors live at home.  No retail experience is necessary.

The safety of our volunteers, customers, donors and the general public is very important to the success of the Thrift Shop and for that reason we’re continuing to wear and require masks when in the shop.  The operation is essential to the agency and to the provision of services to help seniors live at home so keeping people well and safe is important to us.

Volunteer Ingrid says “I enjoy volunteering at the Community Care Thrift Shop because it allows me to make a meaningful and purposeful contribution to our Picton community to keep seniors living at home.  Our customers really do appreciate what we do and love the great bargains we provide … it’s a win-win situation for all.”

The Thrift Shop is open and the volunteers are accepting donations during regular hours of Mondays 1-4pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.  Before the pandemic we were open Saturdays and we’re currently recruiting volunteers with an interest in Saturday.  It’s a good day, especially in the summer, so we’d sure like to be open!

Shoppers will find a full line of clothing for the whole family including shoes and accessories as well as furniture, housewares, dishes, books, sports equipment, linens, toys and much more.  Good used clothing for the whole family is on sale right now at Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street in Picton.

Hurry in for the best selection.  100 per cent of the proceeds help County seniors live at home.  For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555, check the website at and like our Facebook page so you don’t miss sales and promotions. Studies show without a doubt what we’ve always known…that volunteers live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Feel free to go into Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street and ask the volunteers about their experiences in the shop.  They will happily share with you the great time they have giving their time in this way.

These volunteers will encourage you to call the office at 613-476-7493 to start the conversation about volunteering!

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes