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Position #: 1764
OrganizationDisaster Aid Canada (Soap for Hope is a program of DAC)
Position: Soap Reprocessing Volunteer - Soap for Hope
Location: 426 William Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: By collecting used products from the hotel and accommodations industry, we divert waste from landfills and provide an essential service to shelters. Our service to the community means keeping people happy and dignified and it reduces the strain of resources for organizations that focus on housing and feeding marginalized people! In 2017 alone we diverted hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles and bars of soap from entering the Victoria Landfill! All of these diverted hygiene products were donated back to our community.
Description: Our Program is extremely labor intensive and could not exist without the support of our amazing volunteers! Every bottle and bar of soap that comes into our warehouse has to be handled at least 10 times to get it in new condition.

Typical processes in our warehouse include:

-Sorting product that has just come in from hotels
-Standing up bottles to determine the level of product used
-Squeezing out bottles that are under halfway full (all emptied bottles are recycled through Alpine Recycling
-Topping up bottles using plastic syringes
-Washing full bottles
-Scraping bars of Soap
-Assembling 5 piece hygiene kits
-Cutting Labels for hygiene kits
-Washing bins/ buckets that are used for collecting hygiene amenities
-Sorting and folding linens
-Bagging and labeling linens
Training Details: We take all our volunteers on a quick tour and our head volunteer explains each task before they are assigned. All of the jobs are easy which makes our volunteer option perfect for anyone and everyone!
Working Conditions: Our Warehouse can be a little chilly in the Winter, so we recommend bringing a nice comfy sweater or jacket.

Volunteers can join in on the conversation and meet other great people, or relax and listen to a podcast or music! We try to have a very easy going environment, no need for heavy lifting and there is the option to sit or stand while volunteering.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 - 2:30
Age: 10+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group, ESL
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Senior Services, Recycling
Skill(s): Sensitivity, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, Counting, Estimating
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.disasteraid.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Bryce Reynolds
Phone: 1-250-331-3353
Address: 426B William Street Victoria, V9A 3Y9

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