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.
Volunteers working in this position will work alongside TROSA residents at the TROSA Thrift Store. Volunteers will primarily be taking pre-sorted electronics items, testing to see if they work, and doing any cleaning or preparation required to sell the item. Volunteers may also assist with sales floor merchandising and answering customer questions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Volunteers will work alongside one or two TROSA residents assigned to the electronics production table at the TROSA Thrift Store. Our use of the term "electronics" is broad, and covers all items that have a cord, and many battery-operated items as well.
Pre-sorted bins of electronics items will be delivered to the production table for testing:
Some items will clearly be trash and should be discarded
Some items may not work, but can be sold for scrap or sold "as is" for parts
Some items will clearly be of value and should be cleaned and priced
Some items may be questionable-check with a TROSA resident
Check to see if the item is needed for the TROSA Program. There will be a list of needed items available, or you can always check with the Production Crew Boss if there are any questions about what is needed in the Program.
Once items are tested and cleaned, they need to be priced and inventoried.
Once items are inventoried and approved by the Warehouse Coordinator, they will be brought to the shelves for display and merchandising.
Volunteers with experience and expertise in consumer electronics may advise residents
Volunteers may be asked to shelve and arrange merchandise on the sales floor.
Volunteers may be asked to assist customers on the sales floor.
Knowledge, Skills and Credentials
This position requires the ability to lift items up to 30 pounds
This position requires the ability to stand on your feet for long periods of time
Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds
General knowledge of consumer electronics is a plus
Specific expertise in electronics sales or repairs is a definite plus
Retail / Sales
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Min 3 hrs/week for 5 weeks, Max 25 hrs/week
Application, background check, interview and orientation