Volunteer activities range from helping in the office with clerical duties, collecting and distributing furniture, to serving on the Board of Directors. Volunteers also help with fundraising events and marketing projects. To see other positions please visit VolunteerMatch.org.
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Solicit Raffle Items (When needed 5+ hrs week)
Help us get great raffle items for our fundraising events. Duties include: Contacting businesses and retailers to receive donations of gift cards, wine baskets, event tickets, hotel stays and other items to raffle off or use in a silent auction.
Story teller (2-4 hours/week)
Works closely with staff, volunteers, caseworkers to interview clients who receive furniture and write stories to document events and services offered by Bridging. Looking for someone who is friendly, patient and has good writing skills.
Fund raising (Weekly 2-10hrs/week)
Works with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude major fund raising projects. Duties include coordinating schedules, activities, services, tracking progress, and results. This position requires excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of database and project management software. Coordinator reports to Bridging Resource Development staff, project management or marketing partners.
Furniture Drive Captains (Weekends – As Needed)
Manages furniture drive staging areas. Greets and directs all donors, visitors, and media representatives. Captains ensure safe handling of furniture and related household goods, sign-in sheets, and issues Charitable Donation forms to Donors. Completes an intake form for the donations that come in during the furniture drive.
Furniture Drive Volunteers (Weekends – As Needed)
Works closely with managers in other organizations, updating policies and procedures for future furniture drives, proactive communication with community partners via telephone, e-mail, or regular mail; managing database records; drafting status reports on customer service issues; and supervising event staff. Duties include receiving and placing telephone calls to key participants and organizational management to help ensure a smooth furniture drive. Volunteers maintain solid relationships by handling questions and concerns with speed and professionalism. May perform data entry and use software applications. Also may require research skills to trouble shoot coordination problems. Excellent communication abilities are essential.
Warehouse Work (Open – Tuesday – Saturday 9-3)
Sweat off that cheeseburger or clean/repair/paint furniture.Seniors 55 and older – AARP – SCSEP program PAID positions 18-20 hours per week to qualify for AARP’s SCSEP program (income under 125% of the federal poverty guideline or $14,650 yr single household or $19,912 for a 2 person household)Types of positions at Bridging Networking & Event Coordinator, Donation Coordinator, eBay & Craigslist seller, Donor Engagement Coordinator, Efficiency Designer, Furniture Repair
Volunteer project highlight: An Eagle Scout Project takes on the Sun
A series of Eagle Scout projects made life at Bridging a lot cooler. So we’re hoping this video is cool, too. Patrick Hoffman and his team (including Dad) completed the final stage of a larger effort that included three Eagle Scout projects, all by the same Scout troop sponsored by St. Benedict Catholic Church in Ahwatukee. Patrick and his team installed a shade structure at Bridging’s primary loading area, where our crews load furniture for delivery on behalf of our social service agency partners. What a great effort! Many thanks to Patrick to his entire team, and to the other Scouts who chose Bridging AZ for their Eagle projects, to their teams, and to all the volunteers at Bridging AZ Furniture Bank. You mean so much to our agency.!