Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Housing Works is powered by a vibrant community of volunteers who lend their time, dedication, and passion to many different roles within our non-profit organization.
By volunteering, you are directly responsible for providing funding to and advocating for New Yorkers affected by homelessness and HIV/AIDS.
We’re always on the lookout for dynamic and friendly people to help provide great customer service and an outstanding experience within our thrift shops. Each volunteer is trained to have the knowledge needed, and each person’s volunteer experience can be tailored to their personal skills and interests.
Do you have special skills or interests in any of the areas below? Let us know when you sign up!
Please visit our website to find one of our 12 locations: https://www.housingworks.org/businesses
Fill out a volunteer application, which you can find here: https://www.housingworks.org/volunteer/thrift-shops
Attend Info Session/Interview with Volunteer Program Coordinator
Must be 16 and over to apply independently. People aged 14 and 15 must obtain working papers from their school and parent’s permission before attending a session.
Complete in-store orientation and training after completing Info Session/Interview
Strong interest in the HW mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and HIV/AIDS
Commitment to excellent customer service
Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal and team-oriented skills
Self-starting, self motivating mindset
Attention to detail
Basic mathematical skills to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and calculating percentages
Flexibility in schedule
Ability to stand, walk, kneel, and bend for long periods of time and lift up to 40 pounds