Thrift Store Co-Manager Job Announcement

The Bargain Loft Thrift Store in Herndon announces a job opening for a part time Co-Manager ( 20 hours/week). The Bargain Loft is owned and operated by Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc. (Friendly, Instant, Sympathetic Help), a non-profit organization that helps local residents in short-term financial crisis.


Requirements:  desire to work for a non-profit organization, good verbal and written communication, ability to work with customers and volunteers, and some word-processing and spreadsheet skills desired. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and retail experience preferred.

Salary:  Hourly position at $15.00 per hour.

Benefits:  2 weeks vacation, 1 week sick leave

Potential Start Date:  January 2021

Email resume and application letter to

Revised Operation Procedures

During the pandemic, the store will operate Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with precautions taken to ensure safety for workers and customers. Everyone in the store will be asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Surfaces will be regularly cleaned, and no more than 10 shoppers will be allowed in the store at the same time. 

The  Bargain Loft has resumed accepting donations to be sold after the Christmas season.

Visit The Bargain Loft for jewelry, books, gifts, artwork, pottery, silver plate,woodwork,non-upholstered furniture, antiques, collectibles, linens, small electronics, lamps, DVDs & CDs, cameras,  dishes, brass, glass, and household necessities.

Payment for purchases is accepted in the form of cash, personal check, and all major credit cards.

The Bargain Loft was started in 1981 as a volunteer-run thrift store selling household items, furniture, collectibles, and more. Profits generated by The Bargain Loft support the FISH Assistance program to help residents with short-term emergency needs. Barbara Williams oversees the operations of The Bargain Loft.


The Bargain Loft staff consists of 125 volunteers. Volunteer responsibilities are:

  • Cashier and Wrappers: work behind the counter ringing up and wrapping customer purchases; assist donors with incoming donations.

  • Pricers: sort, clean and price incoming donations

  • Electronics: clean, test and price electronics

  • Greeter: welcome customers, answer customer questions, rove the store

  • General Help: break down boxes, take seasonal items to storage, assist with incoming donations

General Guidelines for Donations

We accept:

  • Antiques, artwork, and collectibles

  • Books: novels, children’s, biography, cookbooks

  • Small electronics: small appliances, laptop & tablet computers, flat screen televisions, radios, vacuum cleaners, cameras, stereo equipment, etc.

  • Household items: decorative items, glassware, dishes, pots/pans, linens, curtains, lamps, etc.

  • Jewelry 

  • Luggage in good condition

  • Toys in good condition

  • Musical instruments

  • Record albums, CD’s, DVD’s

  • Women’s better label clothing, clean and on hangers (Talbot’s, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Nordstrom, etc.)

  • Wood furniture in good repair

We do not accept:

  • Large appliances

  • Baby items: strollers, cribs, swings, car seats, etc.

  • Bicycles

  • Window blinds or shades

  • Text books, reference manuals, or encyclopedias

  • Ceiling fans or hard wired light fixtures

  • Men’s or children’s clothing

  • Computers, monitors, printers, or scanners

  • Humidifiers or dehumidifiers

  • Metal desks or filing cabinets

  • China Cabinets

  • Exercise equipment

  • Upholstered furniture

  • Glass shelving, unframed glass/mirrors

  • Mattresses or box springs, bed frames, Headboards, Footboards

  • Large stereo speakers

  • Box style televisions

  • Entertainment Centers

The Bargain Loft also sells items on eBay to buyers searching for unique or specific collection items. Click here.

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336 Victory Drive | Herndon, VA 20170 | 703-437-0600

Donations are accepted during business hours. For furniture donations, please call ahead to ensure we have room for them. Furniture can be delivered through our front doors. Household donations can be brought through our back door (located behind the green recycle-trash can in our main parking lot). We accept donations that are clean, in good repair, and working order.

Donations can be made during BUSINESS OPERATING HOURS: 
Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There are no assistance services located at the Bargain Loft. If you need assistance, click HERE.

How Can You Help?

Volunteers are always welcome. You can donate one hour or more a month or even work seasonally during the winter holidays or summer holidays. We are looking now to train new cashiers and pricers in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. Learn More

We also accept monetary donations, as well as donations of goods and services.


Member Greater Reston & Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

Copyright Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc. 

1141 Elden Street, Suite 200

Herndon, VA 20170

571 267-2977

Providing Herndon & Reston Residents with Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help Since 1969

Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc., is a 501(c)3 organization