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Position #: 1764
OrganizationDisaster Aid Canada (Soap for Hope is a program of DAC)
Position: Soap and Such Superhero - Soap for Hope
Location: 426B William Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: ________________________________________________________________________
Our program does 2 things:

1. Divert reusable products from our landfills.
2. Provide basic hygiene and linen products to local community facilities.

-In 2018 we diverted over 500,000 plastic bottles and bars of soap from entering our landfills!

-All of these diverted hygiene products were donated back to our community to local shelters, seniors, schools and families.

-This could not happen without the valuable contribution of our volunteers.
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Description: Bins of products continually come into the warehouse. They need to be sorted, cleaned, emptied and filled. The result is products that are full, clean, and look new.

Typical processes in the Soap for Hope warehouse includes:
-Sorting product that has 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

-Scraping bars of Soap

-Assembling 5 piece hygiene kits
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Training Details: All volunteers are given a tour of the facility. Our head volunteer explains each task and gives options on what jobs need doing. After a few sessions, Volunteers are able to carry out tasks with little to no instruction. However, our Head Volunteer is always on site to get you set up with the next task or answer any questions.
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Working Conditions: Come volunteer in a relaxed setting. Join in on the conversation and meet other great people interested in giving back to our community, listen to a podcast or music! We try to have a very easy going environment and take great pride in the products we are able to provide to our community.
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Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am - 2:30pm
Age: 12+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group, ESL/EAL
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): Verbal Communication, Time Management, Creative Thinking, Respect, Counting, Estimating
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.disasteraid.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: C. Anne McIntyre
Phone: 250-590-1462
Address: 426B William Street Victoria, V9A 3Y9

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