There are numerous factors contributing to the facilitation of the Free Store, which means that YOU are needed to help carry out this ministry. Please consider sharing your gifts through our volunteer opportunities:
Volunteering at the Free Store
We need volunteers every Saturday that the Free Store is open so that we can adequately serve the guests who come in to shop. Groups or individuals are always welcome to come help out. The typical role of volunteers includes helping sort, organize, and fold donations; helping Free Store shoppers locate items; keeping tables and areas organized; and of course, interacting with guests and building authentic relationships! We typically ask our volunteers to arrive at 9am so that we can prepare the store to open. The Free Store is open form 10am to noon, and we usually stay until 12:30pm to clean up before leaving. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact Wendy.
Closing the Free Store
Every year we also need help with closing down the Free Store for the summer. Since we utilize a building on camp property, we shut down for the summer so that we are not interfering with the summer camps. For this we need help packing up everything from the Free Store and moving it to storage. This is typically an all day event and requires numerous volunteers (can you imagine making Wendy carry all those boxes by herself??). We will welcome volunteers, even if you can only come and help for an hour. Each person helps more than you could know! Please contact Wendy for more information. Date: To Be Determined
Opening the Free Store
As stated previously, the Free Store is open seasonally in order to avoid interference with the summer camp programs at Camp Christian. We need lots of hands and compassionate hearts to help us transform the Rec. Hall at camp into an accessible and organized store. Date: To Be Determined
Wendy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (614) 832-9679