The Community Closet, a program of FSW, Inc. CT (formerly Family Services Woodfield), helps the disadvantaged of Greater Bridgeport secure clothing, diapers, school supplies and small household essentials. The Community Closet is dependent upon donations from individuals and organizations in the community. These donations are sorted and displayed and given away completely free to needy clients referred by area human service agencies and programs.
The Community Closet is actively recruiting part-time volunteers to perform a variety of key functions. Volunteer responsibilities may include greeting donors, receiving and sorting incoming donations, maintaining the general upkeep of the shopping area, providing tax receipts, and assisting customers, as needed. Volunteers may supervise other volunteer staff and assist with general administrative duties such as answering the phone and data entry. The responsibilities will depend on the needs of the Community Closet and the volunteer’s interest, skills and experience.
Individuals must possess concern for others and be cooperative, dependable, able to tolerate stress, maintain self-control and work well with a variety of people. Bilingual skills are a plus.
The work of the Community Closet is very rewarding in itself but, volunteers will have the opportunity to utilize or develop skills in customer service, office technology, and working in a dynamic group environment.
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
- Retail / Sales
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- 3-5 hours a week
- completed application, three references
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