Guest Blogger & Social Media Assistant

Our customers are what inspire us the most and we want to capture their creative projects using thrift store purchased items.  Have you ever thought of making chandeliers out of punch bowls? The guest blogger seeks these folks out, captures their story with photography and writes up a short "how to" on our website.

Jewelry Sorting Testing and Grading

The Mercer Island Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers to fill two skill levels in our jewelry department. 

Level 1:  Sorting

Sort and untangle jewelry, organize, attach string tags to bracelets and necklaces and attach earrings to display cards.  Attention to detail, fine motor skills, teamwork and good communication are required.

Level 2: Testing & Grading

Test, grade, price and display donated jewelry. A knowledge of gemstones, precious metals and the ability to identify designer work is desired. Good communication, transparency, accountability and teamwork skills are needed for the success of the mission. Volunteer schedules are flexible.


Sales Floor & Greeting

What would our mission be without loyal customers, right? Each team member contributes to the Mercer Island Thrift Shop’s success by providing excellent customer service to thrift shop patrons and donors...


Book Department

When you become a sorter of the plethora of publications at MITS, you'll find a book you've always wanted to read and three more that you didn't know you wanted to read.  Volunteers receive a discount for the number of hours worked and can check out books to read for free. “His hands were weak and shaking from carrying far too many books from the bookshop. It was the best feeling.”   Joseph Gordon-Levitt The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.