A local non-profit organization is asking for residentsâ€™ help.
Lincolntonâ€™s Goodwill retail store needs volunteers to help sort donated clothing and household items, hang clothing on hangers, display clothing on sales racks, organize sales displays and help donors with donations.
The store, located at 510 Vaughn Way in Lincolnton, is looking for volunteers ages 14 and older.
Groups as large as eight people may work together at the same time. Groups of volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by one adult leader for every four student volunteers.
Volunteers may work any hours from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
After completing an application, volunteers will be scheduled for specific dates and times. Applications are available on Goodwillâ€™s Web site at www.goodwillsp.org. Click on â€œVolunteerâ€ and then â€œVolunteer Applicationâ€ to access the form. Applications can be completed and submitted online.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is a non-profit organization serving 18 counties in the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina.
Goodwill accepts donations of clothing and household items and sells them in 16 retails stores in the region. Proceeds from the sale of the donations provide funding for Goodwillâ€™s job training and career services for individuals with disabilities or disadvantaging conditions.
In 2003, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided workforce development services to 5,877 individuals, placed 1,283 people directly into competitive employment and provided 203 donated cars to low-income families who needed transportation to work.
For information about volunteering, call Goodwillâ€™s Volunteer Specialist, Tonda Clarke, at 704-332-0289 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.by Staff Reports