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EAST BAY DEPOT OF BAY AREA CREATIVE RE-USE INC

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Do you love organizing? Do you love sorting? When you go into a messy shop do you tend to put things away rather than step over them?

If you answered yes to all these questions you may just be the volunteer we need. Our well established non-profit receives 2-4 tons of donated materials every week. All of it must be sorted by hand before being sold in our shop. We are looking for individuals who love sorting and organizing things like arts and crafts supplies, fabric and sewing notions, yarn and textile art implements, school supplies, office supplies, stationary, books, magazines, jewelry and beading supplies, as well as general knickknacks.

After training for this opportunity the days and hours are flexible and available anytime the store is open.

Your work in this role will help ensure that we are able to divert as much waste as possible from the waste stream by keeping our product organized, our customers happy and our staff able to focus on bigger picture tasks.

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About EAST BAY DEPOT OF BAY AREA CREATIVE RE-USE INC

Location:

4695 TELEGRAPH AVE, OAKLAND, CA 94609, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The East Bay Depot is to divert waste materials from landfills by collecting and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in our Depot Store. The educational mission is to increase the awareness of school children and the general public regarding the green benefits of reusing materials.

Description

The Depot has been a staple for teachers and artists for over 40 years. The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is a 501c3 non-profit. Founded in 1979 by a group of Oakland Public School teachers the mission of the depot is to educate the community on the green benefits of reuse and to divert waste materials from the landfills by collecting and redistributing the discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education, and social services in the Depot store at 4695 Telegraph Ave, Oakland.

Since 1997 the Depot became the East Bay’s leading reuse organization providing free supplies to tens of thousands of
local educators assisted countless artists and crafts-people with their projects and diverted thousands of tons of reusable materials
away from landfills, and toward useful second, and even third, lives.

Working with other community partners over the years, the Depot has collected and distributed critical supplies to refugees and victims of the war in Afghanistan, clothing, and bicycles to orphanages in Nicaragua as well as humanitarian aid shipments to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Closer to home, the Depot organized collection of clothing and hygiene products for the Northern California Rural Poverty program.



Arts & Culture
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4695 Telegraph AveOakland, CA 94609

(37.83427,-122.26332)
 

SKILLS

  • Inventory Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Orientation will last 2 hours and after that you can come in for 2 hours shifts upon request.
  • Have fun with us! We work hard, we work smart but we also always have fun.

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