Help at Toy Swap, Get Free Organizing!

Hey everyone. So I’m hosting this toy swap on Saturday, June 7, between 10 and 2, at the West Medford Community Center (111 Arlington St, Medford).

I’m looking for volunteers to help everything run smoothly. I have absolutely no idea how many people will show up. It could be complete insanity, or it could be really dull. But I figure I should prepare for the former.

Here’s the amazing deal: For every hour you volunteer, I will barter a half-hour free organizing time. You will make the equivalent of $25 per hour! You can also donate your organizing time to someone else as a gift.

We’re asking belatedly that people drop toys off the day before between 4 and 6 pm, but I don’t think many will take advantage of that, so I can handle that myself. I need help receiving toys, placing them into broad categories on the tables, handing out garbage bags and making tags for them (for claimed items), and making sure people follow the rules in their swapping.

I will especially need coverage between 12 and 12:30, when I’ll be giving a talk on organizing with kids. (Gee, I should probably write that up soon.) And at the end of the swap, when I will be completely exhausted, I’ll need help cleaning up, maybe getting items onto the donation truck, and putting the tables/chairs back in their original places.

So….. Who’s up for it?

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