Volunteer

As a non-profit, we rely on the help from our amazing volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, here are the current ways you can participate!

Fabric Sales Volunteers

Duties: We typically seek about 4 volunteers to staff each shift of our monthly fabric sales. You’ll set up displays of fabric, keep things organized and tidy, cut fabric, and help customers out.

Times needed: 9:30am-1:30 pm.

What skills do you need? For sales, we love friendly and outgoing people who aren’t afraid to ask questions. You must be able to lift up to 20lbs, as fabric can be heavy. We’d love someone with a passion for textiles, recycling or both!

Benefits and recognition: As of January 1, 2016, volunteers are welcome to choose one rolled piece of $2 fabric (up to 5 m) per hour of work. If you would like to pick a fabric from another category, you can pay the difference. Eg. If you would like a 2m piece of $5 fabric, it will be an extra $6.

Please exercise your choice on the day you volunteer–we can not keep track of perks, or transfer to other days. If you are volunteering at a sale, please wait until the end to choose your fabric.

How do I sign up? Email us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com to let us know you’d like to volunteer, specifying which sale date. We also send out notifications about volunteer roles at upcoming sales regularly, so just sign up for our mailing list.

For more info: Feel free to send any questions to oursocialfabric@gmail.com.

Sorters

Duties: measure, roll and label fabric donations, sort notions, occasional heavy lifting, replenish stock

Times needed:  From 1 to many hours, as you are able. Sorting generally takes place during sales and evening sorting bees, as needed. Sorting days are more social than sales, because we aren’t serving customers.

Rolling Bees take place weekday mornings, evenings or weekends and even during sales

What skills do you need? Please see the skills list for sales, above.

Benefits and recognition: Please see see the benefits list for sales, above.

How do I sign up? Email oursocialfabric@gmail.com to get on the volunteer mailing list. We also send out notifications about volunteer roles at upcoming sales regularly, so  sign up for our general mailing list.

For more info: Feel free to send any questions to oursocialfabric@gmail.com.

Board of Directors openings

Our Social Fabric has a Board of Directors, a diverse group of people who direct the organization and do much of its strategic and day-to-day work.

If you’re interested in joining our board, we are currently seeking individuals with experience in areas of finance, not for profit governance, and social enterprise. Please email us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com with your resume and a short note expressing your interest.

Other inquiries?

Not looking for these positions, but keen to get involved anyways? Email us at oursocialfabric@gmail.com to express your interest in volunteering for us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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