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Life's Treasures Volunteer with Hospice of the Western Reserve

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ORGANIZATION: VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Basic volunteer duties involved with his assignment:

  • Volunteer drivers do pick ups of donations (10-15 mile radius in your own vehicle)
  • Furniture movers
    • Physically lifting filled plastic bins, furniture, and other items as needed
    • Ability to lift 25-75 lbs, use dollies as needed
  • Decorating/Merchandising
    • Decorating store, merchandising, and staging products for maximum saleability
  • Sales and Customer Service: Assisting customers with sales, helping bring items to cashiers, other help as needed
  • Donation Processing: process incoming donations by sorting, tagging, folding, pricing, cleaning donations when needed
  • Volunteer shift manager: Assign volunteers to daily tasks and supervise during shifts
Basic volunteer qualifications involved with this assignment:
  • Prior retail or similar experience desired
  • Physical lifting
  • Courteous communication
  • Creativity
  • Following instructions
  • Organizational skills
  • Completing tasks in timely manner
Who will be served by this assignment?
The community of Medina and surrounding areas. Provide affordable items for people to purchase. Provides volunteers with opportunity to give back locally to non-profit agency. Non-profit Thrift Store will be able to further mission to raise funds for HWR.

What is the anticipated benefit of this volunteer service to those receiving the service?
Thrift Store Team will receive much needed operating help so they can ensure store operates efficiently, maintain regular hours, ensure paid staff are not overworked and help raise funds that support hospice patients and their families.

What specific skills will the volunteer need?
Physically lifting filled plastic bins and transporting to other store areas, furniture, and other items as needed. Good communication and courteous with customers, supervisors, fellow volunteers, and the public.

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About VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Location:

388 S Main St., Ste. 235, Akron, OH 44311, US

Mission Statement

Promoting a positive perspective on aging.

Description

VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

317 South Court StreetMedina, OH 44256

(41.13533,-81.86415)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Sales Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Delivery
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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