We primarily need regular weekly helpers for beginner sewing, yarn group, and bead group. No special skills needed. Just show up regularly!
There are many things to do when you come! Let us know which of the following opportunities suits you!
- Missions in a Box: Assemble printed matter and products. Place items in the box and prepare for mailing.
- Sewing Class Volunteer Tasks - Choose your favorite!
- Sort fabric into categories. These categories are: prints, kids' prints, solids, knits, upholstery, and more.
- Fold and stack fabric
- Organize buttons by color
- Organize trims – lace, bias tape, rickrack, etc.
- Put pins into tomatoes
- Gather and organize all measuring tapes
- Sort thread by color
- Sort bobbins by color
- Sort zippers by color
- Clean and oil sewing machines
- Dust and sweep sewing room
- Make sure all sewing machines have appropriate pedals (plug must fit into socket)
- Move all broken sewing machines to one place. Tag what is wrong with each.
- Organize lace by size and color
- Organize Velcro
- Organize elastic
- Bead Class Volunteer Tasks - Choose your favorite!
- Sort beads by color
- Sort beads by size
- Put tags on all jewelry
- Price all jewelry
- Organize jewelry by type – necklace, bracelet, earrings
- Organize “findings”
- Yarn Class Volunteer Tasks - Choose your favorite!
- Sort yarn by color
- Within colors, sort by size of yarn.
- Tie identical skeins of yarn together with ribbon
- Tag yarn products
- Sort crochet hooks and knitting needles by size
- Handling Products
- Make sure every item has a tag.
- Make sure every tag has the maker’s name, country, item description, and price.
- Make sure every tag has the maker’s photograph on it.
- Make sure tags are attached well. Fix any that are not.
- Fold market bags. Iron first if needed.
- Fold refugee bags. Iron first if needed.
- Iron dresses
- Make sure every sewn item is odor and stain free.
- Clip all loose threads
- Find any products with problems, note the problem, return to maker.
- Check for visible knots on knitted/crocheted items.
- Check for loose threads on knitted/crocheted items.
- Check for cleanliness and good smells on knitted/crocheted items.
- Check for loose/missing beads on jewelry.
- Check all clasps and other findings.
- Check tape and placement of jewelry on the card.
- General Needs
- Fill water up and plug it in
- Set out teas, sugar, powdered milk
- Set out snacks
- Scrub all tables with sponges and disinfectant
- Sweep RSS room
- Mop RSS room
- Wash windows
- Dust everything
- Large Projects
- Build shelving units
- Add doors and locks to existing shelves
- Paint shelves
• HP Printer Ink 75XL Color
• HP Printer Ink 74XL Black
• HP Printer Ink Black #60
• HP Printer Ink TriColor #60
• Canon Black Printer Ink #5
• Canon Color Printer Ink #8
• Staples Cover Stock Ivory
• Sterilite Bins 20 Qt. / 19 L Clear w/ white lid
• Styrofoam or thick paper plates
• Solo Cups
• Crochet thread for Bhutanese Weaving. Click here for chart.
• University pattern licensed poly cotton fabric, in 1 1/2 yard increments.
• Solid color kitchen dish cloths. NOT bar cloths or bathroom towels
Sewing Group Needs
• Fabric – cotton or cotton/poly preferred, flannel, fleece
• Sewing Machine needles
• Notions – scissors, bobbins, pins, tape measures, etc.
• Sewing Machines – working machines welcomed, but no machines in cabinets.
• Gift certificates to Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s, or Hobby Lobby
Yarn Group Needs
•Any yarn or crochet thread on our yarn and thread chart.
Gift certificates to Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s, or Hobby Lobby
Bead Group Needs
• Beads – anything but plastic
• Elastic string
• Clasps and other closures
• Beading tools
• Jewelry findings
• Non-perishable snacks of all kinds
• Lipton instant tea with sugar and lemon
• Powdered creamer
• Plastic spoons
• Paper plates
• Foam cups
• Paper towels
P.O. Box 1001
Clarkston, GA 30021-1001