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ORGANIZATION: EAST BAY DEPOT OF BAY AREA CREATIVE RE-USE INC

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Do you have a skill in creating art from reclaimed materials or repairing common household items? Would you like to share your knowledge with the community?

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is launching a new community studio space called Re:Studio, and we're looking for volunteer teachers to lead workshops! Whether you are a professional or an accomplished dabbler in jewelry making, clothes mending, appliance repair, paper arts, textile arts, furniture restoration, or something we haven't even thought of, we can use your expertise!

Your work will help us educate our local community in how to extend the life of consumer goods or transform discarded materials into something useful and/or beautiful. You may utilize reused materials from our store or bring your own. We have a variety of tools available and can collect more based on teachers' needs.

One-time classes or ongoing series are welcome. Workshops can be held Monday or Friday evenings or Saturday/Sunday mornings/afternoons -- we can work with your schedule.

If interested in teaching a class, please complete our volunteer application form and you will be contacted soon: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eife5-go2Pg4uCnwR1SbQIhY6NDVyrVfnIHd3YfERrU/edit#response=ACYDBNh0qwNVjbMMOizQH9HfCzLMxLmDo_-Mz3Fo8W9XX_UZGLFGZcudiSaboTFqUjB4VDM

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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.



CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4695 Telegraph AveOakland, CA 94609

(37.83427,-122.26332)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Appliance Repair

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • There will be a brief interview and orientation before scheduling your class.
  • Have fun with us! We work hard, we work smart but we also always have fun.

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