Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Treasure Troves are located in McLean, Annandale and Springfield, VA. These stores resell donated items and consigned merchandise. Proceeds from the stores directly benefit Inova Fairfax Medical Campus programs and services. The volunteers in these locations make an important contribution to the hospital, and opportunities are available for both adults and high schoolers. (See below for specific details regarding high school volunteer opportunities.)
The stores accept donations of gently worn clothing, useful furniture and household items. All stores welcome donations Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and on Sundays, from Noon – 4:30 p.m. We no longer accept donated items on campus.
The Treasure Troves also offer consignment arrangements, splitting proceeds 50-50 with consignors. Store proceeds from resale of consignments also benefit the hospital. Stores accept consignments during the hours listed by appointment only and generally keep consigned goods for 30 days.
Consignors, who pay a nominal annual fee to participate, should call each shop to schedule an appointment.
High School Volunteer Opportunities
We can almost always use the help of high schoolers at our Treasure Troves. The minimum age to volunteer at the shops is 16 years old, and applicants must be able to commit to 4 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year.
Responsibilities include assisting customers with selections, receiving and processing donations and consignments, handling sales, creating displays and performing other typical retail tasks.
Because all proceeds from store sales are donated to the hospital, working in these locations qualifies as charitable community service. There are other benefits:
- Students thinking about business, marketing or merchandising careers learn special skills related to retail activities and gain experience in that area.
- If you choose a Treasure Trove store, you do not need to attend the four-hour entry-level training required to work in the hospital or other clinical settings.
- You may be able to work on a project basis if you need only a few hours to meet a school requirement.
- The shops offer more evening and weekend opportunities than hospital service does.