Volunteer with us!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering! At this time, we are not accepting volunteer applications due to COVID-19. We are working hard to reimagine our volunteer program to be the safest and most efficient it can possibly be. We hope you will check back at a later time! If you have any questions, please email volunteer@pccr.org.

Creative Reuse relies on an amazing team of committed volunteers to accomplish our mission. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Volunteers starting at age 13 can help in our shop accompanied by a parent. Anyone ages 16-18 can volunteer independently in the shop with the permission of a parent or guardian.

Why Volunteer?

  • Discount: Get 50% off bulk bags and 20% off everything else in the shop!
  • Support Creativity and Reuse: Help us divert useful materials from the landfills
  • Meet Cool People: Meet other creatively-minded folks and build connections with your community.

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@pccr.org or call (412) 473-0100.

If you’d like to inspire creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse, please fill out one of the application forms below.

Volunteer Positions

Donation Volunteer:

Help us keep the Creative Reuse retail shop organized and awesome by measuring fabric, packaging small materials, sorting buttons and beads, reorganizing books and magazines, and more. Shifts are usually a minimum of 2 hours long between the hours of 10 am and 6:30 pm Sunday-Friday.

After you complete the application below, the Volunteer Coordinator will review your application and determine if we have an opportunity that’s right for you. Within a week, you will receive an invitation to schedule your 30-60 minute volunteer orientation. We will give you a tour of the shop, explain our volunteer program, have you sign some paperwork, and schedule your shifts.

Creative Education Volunteer:

Help facilitate hands-on educational programs by welcoming and orienting participants, keeping tools and materials organized, inspiring participants, making examples, helping participants create one-of-a-kind creations in our space and elsewhere. Our educational programs vary by date and location. 

After you complete the application below, you will be contacted with the date and time of our next Program Volunteer Orientation. These orientations are every other month, depending on demand. After you’re oriented, you will be added to an email list to receive alerts about upcoming programs. Sign up to help with the ones that work with your schedule! 

Community Ambassadors:

Support and represent Creative Reuse by posting about us on social media, putting up flyers for events, and telling your friends and family about who we are and what we do. You don’t need to fill out an application for this position! Just help spread the word!


We also have several internships available for folks who are interested in a longer-term, more project-based commitment. We’re always looking for students seeking course credit or anyone with specific skills interested in supporting Creative Reuse.

Groups of Volunteers: 

Due to space limitations, we can no longer host groups of volunteers in our shop or warehouse during store hours. If you have a group of volunteers (age 16+) interested in volunteering at our next special event, please email volunteer@pccr.org to be added to our contacts.

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