A new, larger location means Missions thrift store in Okotoks is looking for more volunteers.

The store, formally known as Bibles for Missions, recently moved from their old 5,800 square foot location on Elizabeth Street to their new 17,400 square foot store on Stockton Avenue and is needing a few extra hands to help with the additional space.

Dale Attrill, manager of Missions, says there's different areas people can work in to suit their expertise.

"We are looking for people that want to be cashiers helping with customers up front in the retail area, we're always looking for people to work in sorting and pricing, stocking shelves and stuff like that... we're even looking for some people that want to help with cleaning," he says. "Everyone's got things they like to do and different talents and we've got a variety of different things that need to be done."

A time commitment of four hours per week is required from volunteers.

Attrill says those who donate their time to the store play a huge role.

"We have amazing people that volunteer their time. Without our volunteers it wouldn't work so the most important people are our volunteers and that's why we're looking for more so we can do a better job because not only do we supply money to the Bible League, we do a lot of benevolence right in our own community through helping people with whatever they may need if they've gone through a tough time."

Those who are interested in volunteering can visit the Missions website or call the store at (403) 995-8099.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

Town Says Cannabis Legislation Will Reflect Okotoks' Needs

The Town of Okotoks wants to make sure their legislation around cannabis meets the community's needs. On Tuesday, Kelly Stienwand, Municipal Enforcement Manager for the Town, had the opportunity to…

48th Street Speed Limit Reduced

The Town of Okotoks has approved a speed reduction for 48th Street. The road is being reduced from 80 km/h to 60 km/h. Concerns were expressed to the Town by residents who live along the street…

Snow Melt Causing Safety Concerns

The cycle of snowfall and chinooks has created a situation regarding bodies of water around town. This flip-flop in weather is having an impact on storm ponds and rivers, and residents are once again…

Avoiding Water Woes From Snow Melt

Snow melt could be posing problems for home owners. The Town of Okotoks is offering tips to residents to help them avoid damage to their homes caused by water and snow. It's recommended sump pumps…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Bodies of Work: A Portrait & Figurative Exhibition at Leighton Art Centre

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 14 April 2018 4:00 pm

Leighton Art Centre, Millarville


10 March 2018 12:00 pm - 29 May 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks


17 March 2018 12:00 pm - 05 June 2018 6:00 pm

Lineham House Galleries, Okotoks


20 March 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Okotoks Evangelical Free Church


21 March 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Okotoks Evangelical Free Church

Senior Care Facilities for Families/Elders

21 March 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Okotoks Public Library

Senior Care Facilities for Families/Elders

21 March 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Okotoks Public Library