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Furniture Bank - Events & Volunteers Coordinator
 
 
 
The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is a unique and collaborative organization that provides furniture to central Ohio families and individuals in poverty and struggling with severe life challenges so that they can improve their lives. It started twenty years ago with one man with a truck in a church basement and has grown to serving an average of 3,300 families a year with 40,000+ pieces of furniture. The Furniture Bank picks up gently used furniture, mattresses and household items then works with dozens of nonprofits, churches and social service agencies to help families living in poverty. Families visit the Furniture Bank to pick out 10 to 20 pieces of furniture- beds, dressers, tables, chairs and other household items at our one-stop shop warehouse, then have their furniture delivered the same day. The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is one of the largest furniture banks in the country, and works with 7,000 furniture donors, 1,000 generous financial donors, 3,300 client families, 75+ referring agencies and 2,000 volunteers, who contribute over 25,000 hours in service each year. The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio operates three social enterprises- two Furniture with a Heart thrift stores and Downsize with a Heart, a downsizing and moving business.
 
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Member Duties : The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is expanding the capacity of our volunteer program and making our events bigger. We know there are more families in need than we are currently serving, and there are more volunteers interested in supporting us. As our VISTA member, you will recruit and empower volunteers to build furniture and serve our community! Creating new opportunities for our volunteers and community partners, you will increase participation in our events. You will play a crucial role in making our events bigger and better! Updating all recruitment and volunteer materials, you will implement new data collection systems and strategize key improvements to our volunteer program. You will also connect with local schools and vocational programs, bringing on student volunteers to engage in woodshop and textile repair activities. Experience with volunteers, grant writing, and fundraising will be a plus. **Benefits include a monthly $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Furniture Bank - Events & Volunteers Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2024  To  04/30/2024 

Contact Carrie Dennis
118 S Yale Ave
Columbus   OH   43222
6142214336
cdennis@ohiofoodbanks.org

Listing ID 93608


       

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