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3 hours of your time helps us provide a great gift package to a local homeless or in-need child. Unmet Human Needs Youth


Volunteer Opportunity Details:

Last updated on March 25, 2014

Our primary mission is engaging large numbers of volunteers of all ages in tangible philanthropy and community service.

In the most basic sense, it is learning through doing. Students donate what they no longer need, use, or want, and they volunteer to work “shifts” at our 30,000-square-foot Regional Repurposing Center, a converted textile mill in New Bedford. At “the mill”, students sort, clean and organize tons of donations, and assemble gift packages of much-needed goods for distribution to local children through 150 direct service child and family agencies, public schools and faith and community based non-profits. We currently have over 350 individual users of our “on-line shopping cart”. We connect adults in support of student service and we connect community through recycling, reusing, and repurposing in an ongoing, simple, and sustainable process.

GiftsToGive is working to redefine philanthropy and citizenship in a most basic way. The by-product of all of this community service is literally tons of cleaned, organized and usable products which are a valuable resource for the direct service agencies that have partnered/registered with us to place and pick up orders for homeless, poor and low-income children in their care. In the process of offering immediate help for struggling families, we offer a powerful service learning experience to both privileged and disadvantaged children; we connect communities on many different levels, and our social service distribution partners strengthen relationships with families and other community agencies.

We have meaningful volunteer opportunities for volunteers starting at age three. We're open every day except Sunday and individuals and groups under 12 can stop-in/drop-in anytime. We're open 9-5 every day except Wednesday and Saturday when we close at 3pm.

This opportunity is sponsored by: GiftsToGive

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults  Individual
Adolescents (13-17)  Large Group (11+)
Adults (26-54)  Small Group (2-10)
Children (5-12)  Young Adults (18-25)
Families
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Afternoons  Weekdays
Mornings  Weekends
Frequency Available
Weekly
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Education & Literacy  Children & Youth
Nonprofit Management  Community Development
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Advocacy  Photography
Computer / Internet Services  Program Management
Construction / Maintenance  Public Relations / Outreach
Errand Running / Shopping  Public Speaking
Fundraising  Reading
General Office / Admin  Sales / Marketing
Graphic Design  Special Events
Language Translation / Interpretation.  Tour Guide / Docent
Leadership Development  Tutoring
Management  Writing / Editing
Painting / Wallpapering

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Contact Person:
Jim Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, (phone), (email)
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Address:
 21 Cove Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
This location is NOT handicap accessible
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Web Site: http://giftstogive.org
Last updated on March 25, 2014


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