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Join The Scrap Exchange team and spread the word: it’s all about environmental awareness, community and creativity through re-use!

The Scrap Exchange is a friendly, creative, and fun place to volunteer. With a small core staff, we rely on volunteers to help process and organize materials, clean and maintain the store, and generally keep things running smoothly.  We welcome volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule as well as one-time service learning groups. Projects may include greeting customers, sorting, packaging, merchandising, and organizing materials as well as general cleaning, sweeping, and tidying.  We are happy to work with volunteers of all ages and abilities, and are able to accommodate large groups.

For more information, check out our pages below or contact our volunteer coordinator, Tatyana, by email at volunteer@scrapexchange.org or by phone at 919-401-0552.

How to Get Started as a Volunteer 

To get started, all volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation. During this hour-long meeting, you’ll take a tour of our stores and learn about our history, our general operations, and how volunteers help us. Once you’ve attended an orientation, you can schedule your volunteer shifts with the volunteer coordinator. Everyone is warmly welcomed to join us! Learn more! To find our next orientation date, check out our event calendar! Volunteer orientations are held on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm.

Volunteer Calendar 

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Court-Ordered Community Service 

Find more information on what you need to do to fulfill your obligation. You will be able to find detailed information to find out if The Scrap Exchange is the right place for you, what paperwork people need to bring with you, and how you can get started with the process. Learn more!

Group Volunteering 

Do you have a group that wants to bond as a team while giving back in an amazing way. You can find more information about how to schedule a group to volunteer with us. Learn more!

Internships 

At The Scrap Exchange you can learn a lot while you work! If you are a student and want an amazing and educational work experience to add to your resume, come join our team for a little while. You will be glad you did! Learn more!

Supportive Volunteer Program 

We have a place for everyone! Coming soon is information on our volunteer program for volunteers with limitations and special needs. We will let you know more information on how to apply to the program and our expectations for aides/teachers/etc. In the meantime, reach out to volunteer@scrapexchange.org for more information.

Volunteer Jobs Opportunities

We have some volunteer opportunities available with more to come. Check back regularly for an opening to serve! Learn more!

Volunteer Handbook 

Click here for a link to a pdf of our volunteer handbook. Learn more!

Extra Special Request: The Thrift Store is looking for volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to help merchandise clothing, jewelry, and books in our Scrap Thrift store. To learn more, come to our volunteer orientation listed above!