We rescue items from the trash for creative re-use!
We need help loading our uhaul on most Sunday afternoons at about 1:15pm at the transfer station. We seek to have 4 folks there for ease & safety. Every week our volunteer gleaners select items from the NW Transfer station so they are kept out of the landfill. Helping load items from our temporary storage area into the truck to get them back to our store is a key way of helping the mission. We clean fix and sell these items for re-use, upcycling and creative re-imagination at our non-profit store at 1 N. Killingsworth. So far we've kept over 300,000 pounds out of the waste stream.
Good candidates for loading are able bodied and not afraid to get dirty. A general ReClaim It! volunteer orientation AND a safety training in site at the Transfer station are required. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and long shirt & pants, and leather gloves to keep safe whenever you go to the dump! Other volunteer opportunities are available on other days/times too. Gleaning training is available after 20 hours after contributing volunteer time.
Learn more about us at www.reclaimitpdx.org
- Environmental Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Two hours on Sundays 1:15pm to 3:15pm, 2x a month
- Ability to lift items, follow safety rules, wear appropriate shoes/clothes/gloves.