Time commitments are flexible during store hours.
We have many volunteer opportunities available to help with our bed race! From helping set-up to helping manage the bed corral and the races themselves, sign up today to help with the bed race on May 21st at Goodale Park!
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|
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.|
Assist clients with furniture selection process
|Individuals||Weekdays 9am to 2pm||Ongoing commitment needed; training provided; customer service skills and empathy|
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.|
Make thank you calls to furniture donors, prepare mailings
|Individuals||Flexible during weekdays 8am to 5pm||Basic phone skills; basic data; casual office attire|
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|
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 schedule, contact Store Manager Kathy Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 826-4427.|