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Literature Wrangler (help regularly organize our book room)

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ORGANIZATION: West Tuality Habitat for Humanity

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Do you love books? Can you tell quickly if a book is a novel, a travel book, a classic, a business-related book, an IT book, etc.? Do you love organizing? Are you available on a weekday any time between 9 and 5?

Books are a popular item to donate to our ReStore - and to buy! But with so many people going through the books each day, our book room tends to get disorganized. We want to make it easier for customers to find what they are looking for. A volunteer coming in even just once a month to organize the book room would be helpful. You could:

  • Focus on the travel shelf and group the books together by region or country
  • Make sure classic fiction shelf is full of classic fiction (and not gardening books)
  • Put books on speaking different languages altogether
  • Put reference books altogether
  • Make sure biographies and autobiographies are all grouped together on the same shelf
  • Organize the shelf of religious books in a way that it makes it easier for customers to review them
  • Organize the shelf of books about hobbies and organize them in a way that makes it easier to find what they are looking for
  • Tell us your ideas that would help the room be more attractive and organized
We would like someone to do this regularly: once a month, one day every other week, or one day a week. We would like for the person to make a commitment to doing this for at least three months - you can do it longer, if you find that you love it!

We are happy to sign off on any paperwork if you undertake this role for a class or if you want to do this for assigned community service. We are right on TriMet Line 57!

We already involve volunteers in most aspects of our house-building and home repairs (and you can do that too!), but we also want the community involved and invested even more in what we do, and a way to do that is involving more volunteers. In addition, we want to keep as much of our finances as possible into those home-building and home repair activities, to support vulnerable families in Western Washington County, Oregon. We have even more volunteering opportunities listed on our web site at www.westualityhabitat.org

The vision of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a community where everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities and is a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. Our offices are above the Forest Grove ReStore, which is a critical fundraising tool for all of our programs in Western Washington County, Oregon.

During service, volunteers are representatives of Habitat for Humanity and our mission. In addition to complying with all laws, regulations and Habitat for Humanity policies, all volunteers are expected to follow Habitat’s Code of Conduct.

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About West Tuality Habitat for Humanity

Location:

3731 PACIFIC AVE, FOREST GROVE, OR 97116, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is a community where everyone has a safe, decent, and affordable place to live. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families in Western Washington County, Oregon build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities and is a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. We advocate for decent, affordable housing for all, and support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We strive to be wise stewards of all resources entrusted to us. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting change in the community.

Description

We are West Tuality Habitat for Humanity, based in Forest Grove, Oregon. We are a nonprofit organization committed to bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. With the help of donors, volunteers, and sponsors we team up with local families to build homes with an affordable mortgage and do critical home repairs in Western Washington County. We serve the communities of Forest Grove, Cornelius, Gaston, Gales Creek, Buxton, Banks, North Plains and the surrounding areas in Western Washington County, Oregon. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3731 Pacific AvenueForest Grove, OR 97116

(45.52072,-123.08114)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Inventory Management
  • Customer Service
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three hours a month, at minimum. You can make it twice a month or even once a week, if you wish.
  • Commitment to finishing what you start, attention to detail, love of books

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