Counting & Packaging
We are looking for a volunteer to count and package loose items (i.e. pompom balls, google eyes, pipe cleaners, beads, pencil erasers, etc.). We often receive items out of their original packaging or in very large packages. Packaging such items in our own way allows us to provide consistency to the teachers who visit the Teacher Resource Center and to spread out large quantities among more teachers.
About RUTHS REUSABLE RESOURCES
39 BLUEBERRY RD, PORTLAND, ME 04102, US
Our mission is to ensure that all students, from pre-k through high school, have the basic supplies and creative tools for literacy, STEAM, and health education through the environmentally-conscious distribution of donated supplies.
3Rs is in its 27th year of helping Maine schools. 3Rs' main program is a resource center where teachers can pick up supplies for their classrooms at no cost to the individual teacher. We distribute $3 million worth of materials to teachers annually. We also pack several thousand backpacks with new school supplies each August and distribute them to needy students throughout Maine. Our Computer Re-Life program takes in donated computers, laptops and related technology from businesses and makes it available to schools and non-profits for a small handling fee. Finally, after reusing and repurposing as many donation as we can, we recycle to the greatest extent possible, throwing items in the trash only as a last resort.
39 Blueberry RoadPortland, ME 04102
September 28, 2021
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Minimum 2 hour shifts. Volunteers are welcome Tue.-Thur. from 10:00-5:00 and Fri. from 10:00-4:00
- Close-toed shoes are required for safety reasons. We recommend comfortable shoes, such as sneakers. We also recommend dressing in layers as the warehouse can be chilly for most of the year.