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At Pathways, we receive a high number of donations including good quality clothing, sleeping bags and other items. We are planning a ‘once weekly drop off’ for these donations by the public at the Pathways office. We would like a volunteer to be able to greet the public, receive donations and put them into our storage area. We will be storing all donations for approximately 1 week before sorting commences as a Covid preventative measure. We will expect the volunteer to organise the items into size order and catergorise the items. The strict list of acceptable donations should be adhered to, this is because we have limited storage space and also that our clients have specific items that are continually needed. The volunteer will be a first contact for members of the public so the applicant should have a welcoming and friendly demeanor. This will not be a client facing role but is a vital role that helps free up staff time for us to spend more time working with our clients. It also means that we are able to provide essential clothing items, sleeping bags, toiletries, and towels to the homeless easily and in an organised manner.
We will be accepting donations one morning a week between 10am and 12pm at the Pathways office. The day of the week is flexible at the moment depending on the availability of the volunteers. It would be ideal if the volunteer could arrive at 9.45am in readiness for the session to commence and will finish at 12.15pm. It is vital for this role that if the volunteer is not able to attend that they contact us at least the day before (unless there is a last minute reason why they cannot attend) so we can organise for staff to be available to receive donations.
No minimum or maximum.
The Pathways office on Saltergate.
No – The volunteer must however be able to make their own way to the Pathways office.
Claire Douglass, Volunteer and Activities Coordinator
No, however an informative training session will be provided prior to starting.
Volunteers will be required to provide 2-character references that are not from family members.
If you have any questions at all regarding the nature of the project, Pathways or any practical questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claire, Volunteer and Activity Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 498204.