The Global Soap Project
6901 Peachtree Industrial Blvd,
Norcross, Georgia 30360
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National AmeriCorps Week 2011
Alums & Friends:
Come out and join the Metro Atlanta AmeriCorps Alums Chapter for a morning of service with the Global Soap Project.
The Global Soap Project recovers and recycles soap
from American hotels and facilitates a process by which it is
sanitized, melted and remolded into new bars, then distributed to
refugee camps in Africa. In 2010, GSP
collected over 50 tons of soap that would have ended up in the
landfills, produced 30,000 new bars of soap, and distributed bars to
Kenya, Uganda, St. Lucia, Swaziland, Haiti, and Ghana.
**There are limited spaces, so you must register!
Date: Saturday May 14, 2011
Address: 6901 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite D Norcross, GA 30360
Volunteers are needed to:
• Sort the soap donations from hotels and take inventory
• Inspect and clean the previously used soap of any hair or other particles; get rid of any bad soap
• Cut bars of soap from the reprocessed soap created by the machine
• Put soap in boxes and move boxes to storage area of warehouse
• Break down and set up boxes as needed
• Help keep the warehouse neat and tidy
As needed, drive to hotels in the metropolitan Atlanta area to pick up
donated soap, and/or drive to local grocery stores to pick up donated
Requirements: Volunteers must sign a waiver to
participate. This project may involve some heavy lifting and/or using a
blade for cutting soap (only those 18 and over can participate in
cutting soap). Make sure you wear clothing that can get dirty,
closed-toe shoes, and a warm jacket in the winter as the warehouse is not heated.
Volunteers must be at least 12 years old with adult supervision to
work in the warehouse and 18 years old to drive. Those driving must
show proof of a driver’s license and automobile insurance.
project is not accessible for wheelchair users and because of the
strong soap scent, may not be appropriate for those with chronic
respiratory conditions. Volunteer shifts are either 9:00am-1:00pm Please plan to stay for the duration of your shift.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org