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.
Do you want some active relief from your daily routine? Get your hands dirty for a good cause!
Community Forklift is looking for able-bodied volunteers with daytime availabilty during the week to assist with donation pickups and small deconstruction projects. Our donations team sometimes needs extra hands to salvage the building materials that are offered to us. Your support could help our crew save items like vintage bricks, lumber, and more from going to the landfill.
Donation pickups involve loading salvaged building materials and furniture onto our trucks, sometimes under less than optimal conditions. Deconstruction project may involve use of hammers, pry bars, power drills, and sawzalls (depending on experience) for the removal of interior trim, flooring, doors, cabinets, and other nonstructural items.
A strong back, the ability to lift 40 lbs on a repetitive basis, sturdy work boots, and a good attitude are required. Construction experience is preferred for deconstruction projects.
If this sounds like fun, and you're interested in joining a team of on-call donations volunteers, please contact us! You will be invited to assist with donation pickups on a biweekly basis or as they arise.