Posting ID : A1068536937
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Volunteers
Enjoy following the rules of the road? The Skagit Habitat for Humanity Store is the place for you! Box truck drivers must have a valid driver's license, experience driving a 16-foot box truck, and be able to lift heavy items. Drivers and assistants pick up donations in Skagit and surrounding areas. Various shifts available. Must be 18 or older to volunteer. Respond to this post for more information.
HOW TO APPLY: (1) Respond to this post. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you, provide you with an application, and set up a volunteer orientation appointment at the SHFH Store in Mount Vernon.
(2) Attend orientation and hand in application. Watch safety videos and sign liability waiver.
(3) Discuss service preferences, set up schedule, and meet supervisors.
(4) Have fun!
VOLUNTEER TYPE: Drivers must have a valid driver's license, have experience driving a 16-foot box truck in residential neighborhoods, be able to lift heavy objects, and be friendly and personable. Drivers must be at least 18 years old.
DESCRIPTION: The Store is the main fundraiser for SHFH, which builds affordable homes for low-income families. Box truck drivers will pick up donations in Skagit and surrounding areas (Whatcom, Island, and Snohomish counties); assist other volunteers/staff in carrying, loading, and unloading donations; and greet and thank donors.
LOCATION AND TIME COMMITMENT: The Store, 1022 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; and surrounding areas to pick up donations. Available shifts: Tuesday-Saturday; 9am-1pm or 1:30pm-5pm. Schedule with Volunteer Coordinator.
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS: Volunteers get to work in a fun, friendly environment, meet lots of people, and gain valuable job experience. Box truck drivers also get lots of exercise, so if you are interested in physical fitness, this volunteer position is right for you! Volunteers are also an important part of SHFH and help improve the Skagit community by changing the lives of low-income families. Homeownership has been shown to improve the educational outcomes of children and the financial futures of entire families.
COMMUNITY NEED MET: SHFH works to provide safe and affordable housing for low-income Skagit County residents. 40% of Skagit County residents cannot afford the home they currently occupy; this means they're at risk of losing their homes and ending up in unsafe conditions. Our Partner Families save about $275/month paying their mortgage vs. the average 2-bedroom apartment in Skagit County. This savings allows them to improve their quality of life and invest in their futures.