Volunteer

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Big Hearts

Big Hearts 2015 Logo

 

 

 

 

Big Hearts is our annual fundraising event on September 9th that raises funds and awareness to turn empty houses into homes for 4,000 families a year. Volunteers are needed for the event- tasks include working on the silent auction this summer as well as working the day of the even doing set-up, registration and check-out at the event. Big Hearts will be on Friday September 9th, 2016 at Strongwater Food and Spirits. Email Sarah or call (614) 545.3833 if you are interested in volunteering for the event.

Thrift Store

Volunteers are always needed to help process donations at our new thrift store. Time commitments are flexible during store hours.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Colin Veatch at volunteer@furniturebankcoh.org or by phone at (614) 585-3832.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a great corporate event or team building opportunity? The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio relies on volunteer support to help serve families in need in our community. in 2015, we had the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers who donated more than 19,000 hours to help turn empty houses into homes.

To volunteer with us, fill out the form to the right and we will be in touch regarding the next steps.

Ways to offer your talent as a volunteer to the Furniture Bank include:

Opportunity Groups or Individuals? Schedule Skills & Information
Dresser Assembly Crew
Work as part of a team to build dressers
Individuals Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am to 2pm Ongoing commitment needed; training provided but comfort with tools helpful
Woodworking
Repair slightly damaged furniture; cut furniture kit materials
Individuals Flexible during weekdays 8am to 5pm Woodworking or building experience, teamwork skills; power tools, physical work clothing and safe shoes required. Must be 18 years old.
Client Service
Assist clients with furniture selection process
Individuals Weekdays 9am to 2pm Ongoing commitment needed; training provided; customer service skills and empathy
Furniture Assembly
Assemble and/or paint furniture from pre-cut materials and hardware
Both- maximum 20 people for groups By appointment on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays Training provided onsite; physical work clothing suitable for painting and safe shoes. We usually schedule at least one month out for volunteer groups- more for Saturdays. Contact Colin Veatch to find an open time.
Office Support
Make thank you calls to furniture donors, prepare mailings
Individuals Flexible during weekdays 8am to 5pm Basic phone skills; basic data; casual office attire
Special Events
Assist with planning, preparations and execution of special events
Both Flexible and depending on event Teamwork skills; event planning and/or organization skills
Furniture Loading & Unloading
Assist with loading and unloading trucks; move furniture in the warehouse
Individuals Weekdays 8am to 3pm Physical labor skills, physical work clothing and safe shoes required
Housewares Organization
Assist with organizing housewares department
Both Weekdays 8am to 5pm Organizational skills
Furniture with a Heart Thrift Store
Merchandise processing, cleaning and organization, office support, facility maintenance
Both- maximum 6 people for groups By appointment- store hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 6pm Ongoing and one-time opportunities available.

 

To learn more or to schedule a time to volunteer, call Colin Veatch at (614) 545-3832, or email volunteer@furniturebankcoh.org.