Volunteer

 

Wanted: Movers & Shakers!

Schenectady Home Furnishings is always in need of:

 

Truck drivers

Truck drivers

Truck Drivers:

  • Essential for pick-up and delivery of furniture
  • Drivers must be 25 or older
  • Must have a clean driver’s license
  • Need to commit 2 to 3 hours of time per truck run 

 

Truck Crews:

  •  Essential for loading/unloading truck
  • 2-3 people needed per truck run (may include driver)
  • Must have a strong back
  • Need to commit approximately 2 to 3 hours of time per truck run

 

Warehouse and Sales Workers:

  • Lois sorting items

    Creating dish sets

    Sort and prepare donated items for distribution to clients: linens, housewares, lamps and small appliances, bed frames, furniture

  • Sort and prepare items for sales that provide about $10,000 per year toward our program’s operating budget
  • Serve as sales personnel at any of the appoximately 10 sales we hold each year.

 Board Members:

  • Must be passionate about our mission
  • Participate in monthly board meetings
  • Serve actively on at least one committee
  • Work enthusiastically to promote HFP
  • Support HFP financially
  • Experience in any of the following would be helpful:
    Public speaking, computer skills, electronic communications (newsletter, website, database), volunteer coordination, marketing, business and community contacts, fundraising, accounting, construction (carpentry, electrical work), legal, social work.

Checking lamps and appliances

Checking lamps and appliances

Other Volunteer Opportunities

  •  “Elsie’s Room” helpers to distribute smaller items to clients by appointment
  • Office assistants to answer phones and do filing and general clerical work

Contact the Home Furnishings Program office:  346-2444

 

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