Volunteer at SCARCE

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Join the SCARCE Team!

Keep valuable materials out of the landfill while providing kids, teachers, and community members with educational supplies they need to succeed. Everything you do at SCARCE will help protect our air, soil, and water. 

To sign up to volunteer, please complete the short registration form at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your interest in helping people and the planet!

Contact us at volunteer@scarce.org if you have questions or want to learn more.

Click each title below to see a sampling of what you could do.  No experience necessary!
Rescue Project Rockstar
Sort supplies and stock our shelves — perfect for people who love to organize.
Library Clerk
Organize and shelve fiction and non-fiction reading books. Teachers, librarians, or avid readers wanted!
Warehouse Warrior
Unload vehicles, move boxes of books, recycle paper and cardboard. This is a position for those who like to keep moving and think on their feet!
Community Collection Leader (Saturday mornings March through October)
Collect items for SCARCE at community recycling events. On Saturday mornings in the spring and fall seasons, we need volunteers to help us gather supplies and transport them back to SCARCE.

Monday through Friday – One morning (9am-noon) OR afternoon (1-4pm) per week

We are welcoming individuals 14+ years of age who can volunteer 2-3 hours per week at our facility. You can sort supplies, stock our bookshelves, help with recycling, and assist teachers who visit our facility. Please complete the volunteer application at the bottom of this page to apply.

Weekend opportunities

Volunteers 14+ years of age are needed to help at these community events on Saturday mornings. Contact us at volunteer@scarce.org for details.

Second Saturday of each month 8:45am-12:15pm – Monthly recycling event in Wheaton (Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9)

Group Opportunities

We offer Learn & Lend a Hand programs for groups, including school, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Contact us at volunteer@scarce.org for details.

Get started! Fill out our volunteer registration form below.

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