It’s time to volunteer for the 2020 Spring Stuff Swap! (Tentative date is Saturday April 11th. , in NE Portland at the Evergreen Church venue. When we get all volunteer positions filled we’ll put out the RSVP information on the Swap Positive Website. Volunteers assure themselves a place at the swap!). Feel free to choose how you/your friends would like to help make the magic happen!
This is a fun tradition for teens and adults to bring useable items they no longer want, and do their shopping free! Due to space constraints, and to keep the venue from being too crowded, all attendees need to be teens or adults (no children) and you must RSVP to the special email that will be created just for this event. If you volunteer, you assure yourself a space at this fabulous free frugal event!
These are very important jobs. When signing up for these volunteer positions, we are creating a dependable community of people, and without that we cannot have these fantastic swaps!
Here’s the volunteer opportunities, and how many people we need. Swap Volunteers, please email me with the heading “2020 Stuff Swap Volunteer” with what job(s) you would like to volunteer for at firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers are assured a place at the swap!
Updated VOLUNTEERS POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
Two people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive. Good job for 2 friendly people who will keep each other company while they wait to sign in people. Arrive between 1:00pm and 1:15pm on day of swap to pick up clipboards.
Non-profit who will pick up remainders! Or 2-3 Person(s) with van(s) who will pick up and give away remainders for free to a charity preferably who gives away the items, not sells them. You can choose a charity of your choice, or arrange with one of the non-profits we’ve worked with in the past. Bring a van and pick up boxes/bags on day of swap between 3:00pm and 3:15pm, then deliver them and make lots of people in our community happy!
2 people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap. Arrive any time between 1pm and 2pm so you have time to put out your own stuff. Start packing up around 2:45pm or whenever the crowd has thinned out, and stay until everything is packed up (est. 3:15pm). You will be part of a team of 5-6 people, and many times at the end of a swap you find treasures that were buried away.
THANKS TO THESE SWAPPERS WHO HAVE ALREADY VOLUNTEERED!
Aubrey will take RSVP’s in advance. She will also help with the organizing of volunteers and pre-planning.
Chris will bring his sound system and be the emcee, doing the main talking and playing background music.
Barb and Toby will bring the floor signs and put them down on the floor in rows with tape. I’ll also post swap announcements on Swap Positive, and do the initial pre-planning.
Shay, Elaine, and Shari will bring vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum venue after the swap: Estimate around 3:00pm – 3:15pm.
Jimena, Annie, Alaina, Denise, and Marla will help swappers put out their things. If you see someone come in with a lot of stuff, ask them if they’d like help putting things out in rows, then help them. Arrive 1:15pm.
Shay, Eben, and Robin will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap. Arrive any time between 1pm and 2pm so you have time to put out your own stuff. Start packing up around 2:45pm or whenever the crowd has thinned out, and stay until everything is packed up (est. 3:15pm).
Swap Volunteers, please email me with the heading “2020 Stuff Swap Volunteer” with what job(s) you would like to volunteer for at email@example.com. All volunteers are assured a place at the swap!
Thanks for being a part of the Swap Positive Community and volunteering to make this happen!!!!
In appreciation and free frugal fun,
Barb Hughes, Founder, Swap Positive
P.S. If you’ve never been to a stuff/gift swap, here’s a swap in action: