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Showroom Attendants

Individual Opportunities

Fresh Start Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization.  Since 2016, we have worked as a team to furnish homes and stabilize futures for Harford's most vulnerable citizens.  If you would like to experience the joy of transforming someone's empty house into a place that truly feels like home, please take a few minutes to complete our Volunteer Interest form today!

Skills:  Friendly, Compassionate, Team Player, Reliable, Contentious 

Shifts:  

✓ Wednesdays, 10am-2pm

✓ Fridays, 3pm-6pm

✓ Second Saturdays, 10am-1pm 

✓ Third Saturdays, 9am-12pm 

✓ New shifts needed based on your availability! 

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Types: 

✓ Individuals (with pickups/trailers a plus!)

✓ Small groups/teams

✓ Box truck drivers

Duties:

✓ Drive vehicle transporting furniture

✓ Deliver furniture to clients/Pick up furniture from donor

✓ Select furniture in showroom to be delivered to client (list will be provided with all info about delivery)

✓ Furniture placement in showroom of donations being picked up

✓ Complete Donor/Client Documentation  

Skills: Friendly, Compassionate, Team Player, Reliable, Contentious, Ability to move large furniture (moving assistance tools provided).  

Shifts  Vary based on volunteer availability.  Please contact evelyn@freshstartmd.org to inquire about current transport schedule needs.

 

Box Truck Drivers Our box truck is currently provided by Bel Air United Methodist Church. Drivers are needed to provide pick-up of donations and deliveries.  Although helpful, it is not necessary for drivers to move furniture.  DOT and background check required.  

 

Duties:People with pickups/trailers: We often get offers from donors with only one or two items to donate.  This is a great opportunity for one or two person teams to complete smaller jobs and reduce pickup wait times. 

Duties:

✓ Sort & organize housewares

✓ Meet clients and help select needed items

✓ Accept donations and place with like items

✓ Complete Donor/Client documentation

✓ Clean/tidy showroom for visual presentation

✓ Quality control of inventory (ex. make sure lamps in working order, clean small appliances as needed, discard incomplete/defective donations)

✓ Assemble sets of housewares items for distribution (ex. silverware, dishes, bedding)

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Transport Team 

Special Projects

Collection Drive Organizer:

Help us ensure that every individual and family served getting a "Welcome Home" cleaning supply basket as a housewarming gift to celebrate their move.  Our goal is to host a monthly cleaning supply collection drive once  at different business location's in our community.  If you would like to help us organize this effort, email alicia@freshstartmd.org!

       

Mattress Supply Coordinator:

Beds are our most highly requested item.  Help us make sure that we can fulfill every request so that no one is left to sleep on the floor by becoming a Mattress Supply Coordinator.  This person will assist us in connecting with businesses, suppliers and manufactures to increase our bedding inventory and establish a consistent stream of mattress and box spring donations.   If you would like to learn more, email alicia@freshstartmd.org!

       

Join our Outreach Team!

 

There are many ways you can support the mission of Fresh Start Furnishings through Outreach!  Some of these opportunities include:

  • Havre de Grace and Bel Air First Fridays

  • Festivals and Church/Community Fairs or Bazaar's

  • Client-Focused Resource Fairs

  • Volunteer recruitment events

  • Presenting at Legions, VFW's, etc.

  • Connecting with service groups such as Lions Clubs, Rotaries, or Awana's Clubs

  • Deepening relationships with the faith-based community

  • Partnering with industry businesses such as senior living communities, realtors, professional organizers etc.

  • And more! 

Contact alicia@freshstartmd.org to learn how you can help spread our mission and serve more people!

       

Join our Event Committee!

 

In 2024, we hosted our first annual Tapas & Treasures Signature Event and Fresh Start Flip Competition.  They were a big success but we want to grow them even more!  If you are interested in helping us do that, contact alicia@freshstartmd.org to discuss the seasonal opportunities available!

       

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