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Antique Resale Shop Volunteers Needed in Old Town Alexandria

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Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

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The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (www.youreyes.org) has ongoing opportunities at our resale shop in Old Town Alexandria. All proceeds go back to the Prevention of Blindness' sight-saving programs. Volunteers are needed to help:

  • Sort Donations
  • Stock Merchandise
  • Create Store Displays
  • Work the Cash Register

This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in art, antiques, fashion or retail management. All volunteers are asked to develop a consistent schedule for their work. Volunteers will begin training once they start their service at the store.

We have volunteer opportunities for every schedule and interest:
  • One-Day Projects - Our shop is transitioning from winter to summer clothes. We are in need of a volunteer (or a small team of volunteers) to help us make this transition. Time requirement: 6-8 hours
  • Ongoing Volunteers: Our shop is only possible due to the generosity of volunteers. We rely on volunteers to give of their time to help keep the shop open, as we only have two paid staff members. We ask volunteers to commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week (we are open 7 days). We are flexible with times!
About The Shop: The Look Again Resale Shop has been supporting the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington's (POB) sight-saving programs since 1992 with the sale of antiques, furniture, collectibles, clothing, books and more. The store depends on the generosity of area residents for donations of gently used items, which are available for purchase at fantastic prices. All store proceeds go toward making POB's vision programs in the community a reality.


COVID 19 Procedures:

Here’s what we are doing at the Look Again Resale Shops to help keep you safe:

  • Employees and volunteers verify that they have not had a temperature in the past 72 hours.
  • Employees have completed additional training related to our sanitization policies and procedures, including The ALX Promise Program.
  • Increased cleaning will be conducted using disinfectant on the EPA-approved list effective against COVID-19.
  • A hand sanitizing station will be available at our entrance.
  • Signage has been placed throughout the shop that highlights our sanitization guidelines.
  • Donations are accepted during regular business hours. Please do not leave donations unattended or outside of business hours.

Here’s how you can help keep our community safe:

  • Wear a face covering while in-store.
  • Sanitize hands upon entry/exit with provided sanitizer.
  • Observe social distancing by allowing at least six feet of space between each person while in-store.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines and markers placed on the floor.
  • Please stay home if you’re not feeling well - don’t worry, we will be here when you feel better!

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About Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

Location:

415 2nd St NE #200, Washington, DC 20002, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight and quality of life by providing services and education, and by championing healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area.

Description

Each year, POB impacts approximately 13,000 community members through our evidence-based programs - including vision acuity and glaucoma screenings, eyeglasses distributions and fittings, educational vision resources and events, low vision rehabilitation services and support group networks, and more. We remain committed to comprehensive vision health, ethical service within the community, deep respect for individuals and families in all circumstances, innovation in service delivery, and serving as a facilitator among our medical and social service peers.

Our organization serves the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties of Maryland.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

900 King StreetAlexandria, VA 22314

(38.80523,-77.04936)
 

SKILLS

  • Retail / Sales
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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