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Come join our scrappy team!

As a new Scrap Exchange volunteer, we welcome you to come as you are, with the willingness to become an important link in our mission. Whether you are a short-term or long-term volunteer, you will become a member of our family, meet new people, share your expertise, learn new skills, and receive recognition for your service. Just attend a volunteer orientation and you can get started!

Orientations for people interested in volunteering or completing required community service hours are held every Thursday night at 6:00 pm.

Please contact the volunteer management team with any questions at volunteer@scrapexchange.org or 919-401-0552.

Volunteers can work on general projects or choose to work in specific areas of our stores. Below is a list of some of the specific volunteer opportunities that we are looking for at The Scrap Exchange. At the orientation, you can express interest in a certain area of the store, or request to work in a specific area later on.

Reuse Art Center Volunteer
These volunteers tackle a multitude of projects, including greeting customers, sorting, packaging, merchandising, store displays and organizing materials as well as general cleaning, sweeping, and tidying. Materials include fabric, sewing supplies, kids craft materials, fine art supplies, paper, office supplies, wood, tile, electronics, and much more. Volunteers may specialize in a particular area or help in a more broad sense. These volunteers can work in the Scrap Shop, Thrift Store, or both!

Clothes and Shoes Specialist
These volunteers help sort and organize our expansive clothes and shoes sections at the Thrift Store. If you love second-hand fashion or gazing at cozy cat sweaters, this position is for you!

Book and Media Specialist
We’re looking for bookworms, magazine fanatics, and vinyl aficionados interested in sorting and organizing our media section at the Thrift Store. Do you feel like you were born in the wrong decade? Surround yourself with secondhand books and vinyl records and pretend you weren’t!

Fabric Processor
The Scrap Exchange receives a wide variety of fabric and notions donations. Volunteers who are fiber enthusiasts can volunteer to measure, roll, and tag yardage. They can also help us process yarn, ribbon, quilt scraps, threads, and test sewing machines. The fun never stops!

Hardware Processor
These volunteers help classify, sort, package, and display items that belong in the hardware section. If you only care for rivets and circular saws, if nothing in this world makes you happier than working with wrenches and ball-peen hammers, if you dream about copper and stainless steel, then we need your help!

Greeter/Donations Processor
These volunteers help us greet donors and assist in processing the donation, assist donors unloading their car or shopping cart, weigh and accurately document all incoming donations, accurately answer questions for patrons, and work on materials processing projects.

Administration Expert
Do you love computers?  Are you an excel specialist?  Do databases make your heart sing?  You know what to do.

Docent in our Cameron Gallery
This volunteer will assist in the gallery to greet visitors to the gallery, answer questions to inquiries, share information about the artist and the current exhibition and spread the work about our mission.

Warehouse Volunteer
These volunteers will assist our warehouse team in organizing and moving materials inside the warehouse. This area is not climate controlled, so volunteers are encouraged to dress in weather-appropriate clothing. Volunteers should be able to lift 40 pounds and work on their feet.