Volunteers are what keep the engine running. Everything volunteers do at the NW Furniture Bank impacts our ability to efficiently and effectively serve families in need. Since 2007, volunteers have played central roles in fulfilling the NWFB mission to furnish hope to people in need. It is our goal that you and your group have a meaningful and rewarding experience at the NWFB. There are many ways to help—both at the NWFB and in the community. Take action and impact the local community today!
Apply your unique abilities and talents in a volunteer role that will improve the lives of people who are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. The NWFB’s main mission is to provide families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty with a gift of quality furniture and household goods to stabilize and improve lives while effectively using community resources. Every year, the NWFB serves over 1,550 households and 4,500 individuals from Pierce County. By accepting donated quality, gently used furniture and household goods from families, individuals, and businesses the NWFB helps reduce landfill space and moves people off the floor.
Come in once a week or a couple of times a month. Flexible and meaningful opportunities are available. Individual volunteers assist during all hours of operation—Monday through Saturday. There are no Sunday or evening shifts. Select from a variety of departments and offer your talents and skills.
New volunteers attend a 30-minute introduction tour prior to their first day of service to learn more about the needs, programs, and opportunities. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. A minimum of service once a month is required.
You and your colleagues, neighbors, and friends can immediately impact a family in need. The NWFB needs your help with the following projects:
Projects are typically four hours in length and take place Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There are no evening or Sunday opportunities. Groups of 5 to 15 are invited to lend a hand, and they must be scheduled in advance. All opportunities take place in a warehouse setting. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older with or without an adult.
Provide a new dresser for families and individuals in need. For many, a dresser is a piece of furniture that is traditionally used in bedrooms for storing clothing and other items. For the NW Furniture Bank, a dresser is so much more. A dresser provides a family a great sense of dignity, because items that were once stored in bags, boxes, or on the floor now have a permanent home.
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The demand for donations continues to rise! Without adequate inventory on the shelves from the community, we cannot help families in need. To serve over 30 households each week we need donations! Can your group host an Essentials Drive? We make it easy and fun for your team to make a BIG IMPACT ON A FAMILY! Contact the NWFB to schedule a program tour, pick your collection items, and determine logistics. New and gently used items are accepted.
Kitchen Essentials Pack
NW Furniture Bank helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.
"Thank you! I am absolutely overwhelmed and humbled by the way I have been treated. I will pay it forward! What a dignified experience in my crisis hour. Again, thanks and keep up the good work."