The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Description : Sorters graciously accept boxes and bags full of donated items from members of our community (and, occasionally politely declining items we unfortunately cannot accept). Then, often working together, the sorter(s) will inspect the items for damage put them into the appropriate categories for further pricing and processing (eg. women’s clothing, kids toys, books, etc.). Depending on the section, items may also be placed on a hanger, receive a tag or size sticker, etc. Items that are out of season are bagged and stored for pick up from our recycler. Sorters are also always looking out for special treasures (high end name brand items, items with tags, some antiques). The specifics of our sorting system are learned through on-the-job training.