Volunteer at Swap Circle for Teachers | Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx)

We need Movers + Shakers for our Swap Circle for Teachers. Our creative reuse non-profit is asking businesses and individuals across Chicago to donate surplus supplies and materials -- We need help organizing the items and getting them to the teachers! The event is a huge supply give away and we need your help for it to run smoothly! You can sign up for multiple shifts, all day, on-going, or one time slots, If you are task oriented and like organizing things, or like interacting with teachers, this opportunity is for you!


CCRx Oasis Packing Jan 14,- 16, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

SWAP Set Up: Saturday, Jan 19, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Donation Drop-off days are Sun - Wed, Jan 20-23, 10 a.m.  - 6 p.m.

Set up and organizing on Thurs Jan 24, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Teacher Swap Day & Restock: Friday Jan 25, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Teacher Swap Day & Clean up: Sat, Jan 26, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Clean up/Packing Monday-Wednesday, Jan 28-30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Volunteers will help pack supplies, check in donors, unload donations, organize items, move them on carts. During the Swap event, volunteers will check in teachers, help them "shop", keep things organized, help them get items to their car, interview them and answer questions.


Want to pack the Oasis? Want to Help at the Swap? Sign up for one shift, or many!   Click this link to see our volunteer slots on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/FjLbbOU


The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to inspire creativity by connecting Chicago’s teachers and non-profits with surplus.  CCRx’s first Swap Circle connected 500 Chicago Teachers with surplus ranging from microscopes to marching band uniforms valued at over $100,000 from 75 Chicago businesses.    The event is being co-sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation and Envision Unlimited.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Fast paced, energetic, people-loving individuals and groups who want to help teachers and keep things from the landfill. Creative-thinkers, makers, doers a plus. Troubleshooters. Folks who like teachers and learning.

Volunteer Teachers and Teaching Artists get first dibs!

To Apply: 

You can sign up for 3 hours, a half-day, a whole day or more!  Click this link to see our volunteer slots on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/FjLbbOU

Thank you.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Mari Rice
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