New Life Furniture Bank, which was started in September of 2013 by UCC Medfield members Ron Yates and Doug Marshall, helps individuals and families in transition in the Metro West area that are referred by clergy or social service agencies. Families coming out of homelessness, veterans, victims of fires or floods, or those escaping domestic abuse are some of the clients they serve. People in neighboring towns of Medfield donate gently-used furniture and household items to help people rebuild their lives. Visit their website for more information about their wonderful services and success story.
Saturday volunteers are a critical resource to the operation of New Life. The UCC Medfield congregation has a heart for serving the homeless and volunteering at New Life is one way to change the lives of those coming out of homelessness. Volunteering is fun too! UCC Medfield has committed to supply a minimum of 12 volunteers every 3rd Saturday of each monthbeginning on Saturday, December 16
follow this link to sign up to volunteer today
Can’t make the December date? Then sign up for the next one on January 20! The New Life Warehouse is located on the 4th floor of the Walpole Station Business Center, 102 Elm Street, Walpole, which is next to the train tracks where Route 27 intersects East Street. Saturday morning volunteer hours are from 8:45 am to 11:30 am and the opportunities to serve consist of:
Truck Crew of up to 6 needed to go out and pick up furniture from people’s homes. This is the most physically arduous task. Crew members need to be able to life and carry heavy furniture and be at least 18 years old. You must be at least 25 years old to drive the truck.
Donor Assistants of up to 4 greet people who drop off items, inspect, fill out paperwork and move items to the freight elevator up to the warehouse. Not physically difficult.
Inventory Recorder to log items into inventory. Not physically difficult.
Warehouse helpers of up to 4 to move inspected and cleaned items out onto the warehouse floor inventory. Not physically difficult.
Special Tasks can be assigned such as sorting goods, assembling beds or tables, putting coat of finish on tables, etc.
UCC Medfield 496 Main Street Medfield, MA 02052
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm