"I am only one, but I am one! I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do, stop me from doing what I can do."
~Edward Everett Hale
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!
✓ 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)
Skills: Friendly, Compassionate, Team Player, Reliable, Contentious
✓ Wednesdays, 10am-2pm
✓ Fridays, 3pm-6pm
✓ Second Saturdays, 10am-1pm
✓ Third Saturdays, 9am-12pm
✓ New shifts needed based on your availability!
✓ Individuals (with pickups/trailers a plus!)
✓ Small groups/teams
✓ Box truck drivers
✓ 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 email@example.com 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.
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.