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Move-Out Donation Station: Spider House Headquarters

Saturday, July 20th to Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensJun 14, 2019 7:00am
Registration Closes1 hour before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Description

Lend a helping hand to support MoveOutATX by accepting items from students for participating reuse organizations! Shifts last 2.5 hours, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is preferred (though not required). As a thank you, MoveOutATX will be providing cool-it towels to volunteers and discount stickers that will get you perks at local businesses (includes free tacos, queso, frozen yogurt, discounted yoga, and more!) Water refills and snacks will also be available at your check-in headquarters location.

At your check-in headquarters, you will be given a briefing prior to receiving your station assignment. 

Please leave a comment in the notes if you’d like to be paired up with someone specific. We aim to have 2 individuals at each station.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Help accept gently used items
  • Hand out ‘perks’ stickers to individuals dropping off items
  • Count the number of drop-offs
  • Proactively promote the cause within the vicinity of assigned station and engage with students moving out and heading towards dumpsters
  • Coordinate with Headquarters when a pick-up is needed at your station
  • *Please note* Items received at stations are for the participating reuse organizations.

 
Noteworthy Items:

  • This volunteer opportunity is outside
  • A tent for shade will be provided
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather (closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, sun protection)
  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • Bring your own gently used items to drop-off if you wish!

 

Parking Information:

  • Free volunteer parking will be available at Hardin House: 2207 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705 during your shift times. If possible, please consider taking sustainable transportation options such as busing, biking, or walking to your volunteer check-in station.
  • Street parking may also be available closer to the station for a fee

 

Background: Over 12,000 students live in West Campus - the neighborhood directly west of the University of Texas at Austin. Each July, a significant volume of material is abandoned on the curb or near dumpsters when students move. Much of this material could be reused, and the pattern causes headaches for students, parents, community members, property owners and the City. MoveOutATX is a program organized by the City of Austin, Keep Austin Beautiful, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling and the UT Office of Sustainability, to help students [re]move gently-used items commonly thrown away during summer move out into the hands of local [re]use organizations. Through a community-wide collaborative planning process, the pilot hopes to identify sustainable long-term solutions to establish a culture of thoughtful consumption and reuse in West Campus.

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15 Positions Filled | 9 Impacts | 27 Hours

Location: Enter on W 29th St., Spider House, 2908 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705

Shifts (11)

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
 
10:30am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/2Over
12:45pm (CT)3:15pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/2Over
3:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/2Over

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
 
10:30am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...0/0Over
12:45pm (CT)3:15pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...0/0Over
3:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...0/0Over

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
 
10:30am (CT)1:00pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/1Over
12:45pm (CT)3:15pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/1Over
3:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...1/1Over

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
 
7:45am (CT)10:15am (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/2Over
10:00am (CT)12:30pm (CT) Help accept gently used items; Hand out perks stickers to individuals dropping off items; Count...2/2Over