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Proposal

Resale store assistant

30 hours


Supervisor: AARON CZAPPA
Beginning date:
2018-07-11
Ending Date:
2018-12-31

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community to be addressed.
Answer Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity needs help at our Restore! We are looking for volunteers to help us operate the store when it is open. Most tasks involve donation processing by accepting donations from the public, cleaning, staging, pricing, and displaying. There are also opportunities to help with moving items from the warehouse, going out with our truck driver to do donation pick ups, helping with outside maintenance and clean up, recycling or taking apart used items, or even helping out on the sales floor.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?
Answer Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs homes for local families that are living in substandard housing. We have built 43 homes so far, and with the Restore and a little help, we are excited for the new possibilities on the horizon for our community. Our Restore is a used building products store which helps generate more revenue, so we can ramp up home building in our area along with exterior projects for more families in need. The Restore is a win-win for ALL. Customers who can’t afford new furnishings or building supplies now have another option in our area. The Donor recycles their items they do not want or need anymore which helps us in our local landfill reduction waste. Habitat then uses the money from the donations that are sold in the store to help the local community.

3.

What skills are required for this project?
Answer We require a positive attitude with the ambition to learn as you go while helping others. Here at the Restore, we are able to train in customer service, retail, and donation processing; so, all who just want to get out and meet new people and help a non-profit in our community are welcomed. All volunteers must record their hours on-site and sign a volunteer liability waiver.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?
Answer We would like to train and show students what it’s like to work in a retail, non-profit organization and help them prepare for their next steps with flexible work hours that will accommodate their schooling.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?
Answer We are very flexible with hours. The store is open on: Tuesday through Friday: 10:00-6:00 Saturday: 10:00-4:00 During these hours, we are open for customers to browse and shop as well as drop off donations. If a student prefers to jump right in, the opportunity is there with training.

6.

Additional information (not required).
Answer .