Salvation Army Queenstown

Retail Sales - Family Store Op Shop Assistants

Organisation Summary:

The Salvation Army has been fighting poverty, social and spiritual distress in New Zealand since 1883. We treat people with the care and dignity they deserve. We believe everyone has the right to physical, social and spiritual support. The Salvation Army are committed to finding practical responses to human needs. Our reward is seeing individuals, families and communities changed for the better. 


Volunteers will be placed within the Queenstown Salvation Army stores where they play a crucial role in the stores, representing The Salvation Army in New Zealand and raising funds to contribute to the wide range of projects they run.

Volunteers will only be asked to assist in areas they feel comfortable with, this may include:

Sales, customer service, chatting to customers, cleaning, sorting items donated and clothing, picking up donated goods.

Located in Queenstown.

Time Committment:

Flexible depending on volunteers other commitments.

Salvation Army has four stores in Queenstown: Glenda Dr Resale Store, Shotover St, Camp St and the larger 71 Gorge Rd.  Helwick St Wanaka also comes under the Queenstown umbrella; all of our stores welcome Volunteers. The stores are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4.30 pm. Volunteers are needed for shifts throughout the opening hours.     

Skills Required:

14 yrs+

A willingness to be the face of Salvation Army in New Zealand. A neat and tidy appearance and ability to communicate with customers in the store is essential. A high level of honesty and respect for confidentiality is essential. Retail experience is useful but not essential as training is provided and volunteers placed in a role where they feel comfortable.

Skills Gained:

Satisfaction from contributing to the fundraising efforts of Salvation Army in New Zealand. Volunteers can also gain a wide range of retail skills.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon