Volunteer Job Description for The Sharing Shelf of Family Services of Westchester

The Sharing Shelf collects new and gently used clothing for children and youth as well as other basic necessities such as new school supplies, shoes, strollers, car seats and pack-n-plays. .  The clothing is sorted by quality, size, season and gender, packaged in a week’s worth of clothing, then distributed though social service agencies to children and youth in need at no cost to the children or their families.   The Sharing Shelf collects these items in various ways: individual donations, clothing drives organized in the community, retail donations and corporate donations.  The Sharing Shelf serves Family Services of Westchester as well as various agencies in Westchester County, including among others My Sister’s Place, Sound Shore Medical Center, Children’s Village, the Department of Social Services and Mental Health Advocates. All orders are packaged to a child’s specific sizing needs as specified on a Clothing Request Form filled by their caseworkers.  The Sharing Shelf provides clothing to more than 150 children and youth each month. Project:  We need volunteers to help us organize donated clothing. Volunteers will sort clothing for quality, size, gender and season and help create outfits and packages of clothing for children so we can fill pending orders.  We receive on-going donations of clothing and need volunteers to help process these donations.

The Sharing Shelf was founded by volunteers and is run entirely by volunteers. We rely on volunteers to achieve our mission.

Location:  The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573

If interested please send an email to Amanda Nardozzi, Volunteer Coordinator at anardozzi@fsw.org. Please include the name of the volunteer position in the subject line and include a resume or brief summary about yourself in the email.

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