We’d like to invite you to ReWork’s first ever Volunteer Orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who is already working with the program or would like to begin volunteering. Even if you are uncertain you want to get involved but would like to find out more, please join us.
The cost is free and open to all and is required for everyone wanting to regularly participate with ReWork. Below you can find out about some common volunteer activities.
When: April 15th at 3pm
Where: ReWork Project (4201 S Congress Ave. Suite 301)
Sign up:Click Here to sign up and let us know you’re coming.
If you have any questions, email Sarah Boyd at m
Some common volunteer tasks
ReWork is already functioning and making real impacts on the lives of many in the homeless community…but we have a long way to go, and several opportunities to participate.
Pick up Army
Volunteers are needed who have large vehicles, preferably trucks, that can carry materials from drop off points to the ReWork facility. ReWork constantly has a large influx of donations and needs help picking these donation up. The Pick Up Army is on a call/email list and when a shipment is ready, the request will be sent out to go get it. Volunteers in the Pick Up Army operate on an on-ball basis.
Most of the men and women experiencing homelessness that ReWork interacts with are men and women that have been forced into homelessness because of circumstances or lack of family to help them. Many men and women would like to be reunited with family, need new copies of identification, need help creating a resume, finding a job or housing.
Homeless advocates spend some one on one time with one or two men/women. It’s important to learn that person’s story, in order to help them the best. Once the needs are clearly outlined, the advocate would most likely spend a lot of time on the phone, online, seeking out the information that is needed.
The gallery is the front door and first space someone enters when they get to ReWork. Part of this role involves selling items and operating the retail part of the gallery, as well as telling the story of the items they are selling. Gallery volunteers are asked to schedule their time in 3-4 hour shifts if possible.
This is perhaps ReWork’s greatest need right now. There is so much organizing, cleaning, building, etc still needing to be done in the ReWork facility, and not enough people available to do it. Anyone and everyone can volunteer in this capacity. If someone is more detail oriented, there are tasks for that. If someone is better at moving big and heavy things, there is definitely tasks for that. If someone has a specialization, say electricity, there is definitely tasks for that. More than anything, ReWork needs helping hands on a daily basis to engage with men and women as they come in, build relationships, and help ReWork become more equipped to do all that it is designed to do.