At RCI, we glean roughly 2,000 lbs. of materials every week. We rely on capable volunteers from the community to prep found items for reuse, repair, and reimagination.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
Interested in volunteering? We’d love to hear from you.
Or contact our volunteer coordinator, Kelly Caldwell, at 503-432-7712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a brief overview of only a few of the activities we rely on community support for at ReClaim It!
Gleaning items from the waste transfer station
Making price tags and in-shop signage
Participating in social media outreach
Repairing found items
Brainstorming project ideas with customers
Cashiering in the shop
Cleaning newly gleaned items
Creating engaging in-shop displays
Gleaning is possible after 20 hours of in-shop volunteering, staff approval, an in-shop training, and an on-site training. Cashiering is possible after 10 hours of in-shop volunteering and staff approval. We’re still a young organization, so we’re also interested in any skills you might bring to the table. Are you an ace with electronics, passionate about antiques, or maybe you’ve always wanted to help grant-write? Let us know! We’re always enthusiastic about diverse skill sets.
Group Volunteer Requirements
From scouting troops to corporate events, we’re happy to host one-time volunteering events at ReClaim It!
We can accommodate groups with:
No more than 10 attendees.
At least one adult chaperone for every five youths—if applicable.
At least two weeks’ notice.
Individual Volunteer Requirements
We have many different volunteer opportunities for people of varying abilities. All volunteers must be:
At least 13 years of age. Younger volunteers may be accepted with adult supervision on a case-by-case basis. All gleaning volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Able to provide at least 6 hours or two shifts of service per month.
Up-to-date on their tetanus shot. Volunteers may also choose to take the risk of tetanus seriously by following an alternative plan recommended by their medical provider.
Willing and eager to positively engage with other volunteers, staff, and potentially the public.