Hate landfill?

Love the arts?

Got a couple of hours to spare?

Creative energy for a great cause?

How about a pick up truck? (really, we’re not kidding!)

Help us continue to keep reusable material in our local economy, not in the landfill!

Saving valuable materials from landfill, and putting them back into the community for creative reuse is hard work! Fun and rewarding too, but still a challenge, and we are always looking for volunteers to join us. Come help The Resource Exchange with things like:

  • sorting and preparing reusable material for resale
  • picking up/unloading donations
  • creating reclaimed goods that help fund our work
  • denailing and deconstruction
  • community events and workshops
  • office and administrative tasks

To become a volunteer, please contact us with your availability and contact information at info@theresourceexchange.org. Thanks for your support!

  • Volunteers often sort, clean, and process donations, helping us put more reusable materials into the hands of artists, educators, and builders, and out of landfill!
  • An amazing group from Vanguard Charitable volunteered for a day at The Resource Exchange helping us to continue our mission
  • Steppingstone Scholar Asya spent a summer at The Resource Exchange helping us in the store and learning about creative reuse
  • Our reSETS program volunteers worked with a local union film crew to save over 25 tons of reusable lumber from a feature film shot in Philadelphia
  • Here's one summer's worth of nails, pulled by our volunteers to keep reusable lumber in our local community, NOT in the landfill!
  • After spending a summer with us at The Resource Exchange, Steppingstone Scholar Will shared the importance of creative reuse with his classmates
  • Our 2014 move from Cedar Street to our current location at 2nd and Cecil B. Moore would't have been possible without the helping hands of our volunteers!
  • volunteer Maddie and staff member Eileen sorted and boxed our tool closet before we moved
  • Board members Flora and Dennis have donated tons of their time picking up and unloading donations of reusable materials