Stability is being able to provide for yourself and your family
In addition to creating an affordable alternative to buying new products, the Good Samaritan Ministries Thrift Store provides opportunities for job and vocational training and volunteering.
Our on-the-job training offers employees the opportunity to feel a sense of accomplishment while working in a positive, supportive environment. At Good Samaritan Ministries, we believe that everyone, given the opportunity, can share their talents.
Many of our employees started as vocational trainees. We work with various agencies including Job Training Partnership, RSVP, and the State Vocational-Rehab office. Our structured work environment helps individuals uncover their hidden talents, build self-esteem, and prepares them to move on to other positions in the community.
We accept volunteers who are looking for ways to give back and those with volunteer requirements from Helena Housing Authority, Salvation Army, Career Training Institute, and the Helena Pre-Release Center. Thank you to our volunteers across the community, including those from the Helena School District, local churches, the Montana Youth Challenge, and more.
Please download our volunteer application and drop it off in-person in our thrift store.
Virtus, or “safe environment training,” is a program instituted to prevent child sexual abuse in churches and other religious organizations. For risk management, this is a standard for effective protocols, procedures, and methods for preventing and responding to risk. This standard requires an organization to demand and enforce “no tolerance” for wrongdoing and open communication channels with employees, volunteers, and others who interact with the organization.
- Must be 16 years of age
- Must pass a background check
A $10.00 processing fee is required. The fee will be returned when the background check is complete and without any of the charges below. If these charges apply, the fee will not be returned.
- Individuals with a burglary or theft charge less than 3 years old
- Individuals with a violent assault charge less than 3 years old
- Individuals with any sexual misconduct charges
- Assisting cashiers
- Organizing store shelves
- Sorting and hanging clothes
- Remodeling projects
- Testing electronics
- Organizing and fixing jewelry
- Pairing shoes
- Sorting books
- Sorting religious items
- Assisting front office staff