The Elephants Trunk Thrift Store

The Hospital Volunteers of Venice!

A non-profit organization

** Items shown in images, in most cases, are not representational of current items in stock **


Week Day Specials

Monday:  Shoes and Hand Bags 50% off

Tuesday: All Books and Audio 50% off

Wednesday: Framed art works 50% off

Thursday: All Housewares 50% off

Friday: All clothing 50% off

Saturday: Manager's Choice Special !


Operated by the Hospital Volunteers of Venice.

Profits remain locally to benefit your Venice Community in the form of Grants and Scholarships.

HVV has sponsored and conducted numerous special events and fund-raisers within the Venice community. Profits from these activities were returned to the community in the form of scholarships, grants and donations.  Since its inception the HVV has made grants and donations to the Venice community totaling $8.3 million.

The Hospital Volunteers of Venice began operations in 1951 as an auxiliary arm of what is now Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Its' earliest members were active and interested women, many of them the wives of physicians or local businessmen. Over the years the HVV grew in numbers and impact as it assumed increasing responsibility in serving the hospital's staff, patients and families in the local community. Now the HVV has over 600 men and women in its corps of volunteers, the highest ratio of volunteers to hospital beds in greater Southwest Florida  

Additional Volunteer opportunities available at:

  1. Venice Regional Medical Center
  2. Health Park
  3. Lifeline Personal Response Service



For more information please call:


Hours of Operation

Shop Hours

Monday      10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday      10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday    10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday         10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday     10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday        CLOSED

Seasonal Hrs

January thru April

M-F          10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

1st Sunday of Every Month

Sunday   11:00am - 3:00pm


Call Volunteer Services at



595 Tamiami Trail South
Venice, FL 34285

on business 41 on the Island in the Publix Shopping Center