Opportunity Details

Housing, Hunger or Homelessness, Family Services
Families, Homeless, Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-Based Concerns, Refugees, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Ex-offenders
Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Transform a Warehouse

CARITAS is the only Furniture Bank in Central VA, recycling donated furniture back to those in need right here in our community. Paying rent is not the only obstacle to securing permanent housing. The cost of furnishings can cripple a family on the brink of homelessness and threaten its ability to remain self-sufficient. Your help will make it possible for a wide range of clients to receive these household items, including women escaping domestic violence, elderly persons on limited incomes, refugee families from all over the world, and the working poor.

Volunteer tasks may include unloading donation trucks of furniture and household items, sorting donations by type, matching and folding linens, sorting dishes, and generally organizing the Furniture Bank, in order to make it easily shoppable for clients exiting homelessness and moving into their first home.

Please dress in layers (the warehouse is not temperature controlled!). Wear closed toe shoes and bring work gloves and water. Parking is available in the fenced-in lot. CARITAS relies on donations to continue the mission of transforming lives and restoring dignity. We encourage you to bring any household items (sheets, towels, kitchen items, dishes, silverware, pots & pans, etc.) with you that you may be willing to donate to our neighbors in need.

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