The Salvation Army

  • Donation Center Associate

    Job Locations US-PA-Carlisle
    Job ID
    Service Worker
    with benefits
    Compensation Min
    USD $8.45/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $8.45/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Position:  Donation Center Associate

    Department: Thrift Store, Carlisle, PA

    Availability of Position: Immediate

    Schedule:  Part-Time; 20-29 hours per week

    Reporting Relationship: Thrift Store Manager

    Salary and Grade: $8.45 per hour;  70 Non-Exempt


    The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

    • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, vacation time and sick time.
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
    • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

    Description of Position:    

    The Donation Center Associate will sort incoming in-kind donations from the community that will be used to supply the thrift store with retail items to help support The Salvation Army’s ministries.


    • Is primarily responsible for accepting community donations and sorting items for resale from inappropriate items at the discretion of the Store Manager.
    • Assist in cleaning and the general upkeep of the sorting area.
    • Process and sort donations by inspecting and separating saleable items from unsaleable items.
    • Organize and store seasonal clothing and bric for future sale.
    • Ensure clothes are hung according to policy on proper hangers.
    • Responsible for the collection and security of jewelry, antiques, and collectable items.
    • Bag unsaleable clothing in preparation for bailing.
    • Utilize the box truck to transport bail bags to Corps bailing location.
    • Utilize the box truck to make pick-ups at donation bins, and occasional pick-ups of furniture or other large donations at donors’ homes.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.


    • Applicant must be able to work under the pressure of mounting donations within limited space.
    • Must be customer oriented and able to get along with people in general.
    • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter.
    • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
    • Job applicant must have an understanding of the dual nature of Salvation Army mission, and able and willing to work within the scope of that mission.


    Contact:  Please send, fax or email your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:


    The Salvation Army

    Major Alma Riley

    20 E Pomfret Street

    Carlisle, PA 17013

    Fax:  717-245-9473


    Or go to   


    No phone calls please


    Released by the Divisional Human Resource Department on June 5, 2018




    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


     The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. 

    Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

    Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

    and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Requisition No. 785



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