Volunteer at FABSCRAP sorting textile scraps!
FABSCRAP, located in Jamaica Queens, helps NYC business recycle their scrap material, and is looking for volunteers to organize their donations. Volunteers are welcome to take as much fabric as they want after their shift.
FABSCRAP is open every Friday for volunteering. There are two sessions each Friday: AM (9:00am – 12:00pm) and PM (1:00pm – 4:00pm). We can accomodate 5 volunteers at each session. Grab a friend and bring them too! Spaces are filling quickly, so register ASAP. Find more details and tips below. Sorting is easy to learn and fun to do. After your session, you may take any fabric you like. YES, all the fabric you want and can carry – for free!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tour of FABSCRAP (10 min)
Training (20 min)
Sort! (2 hours)
Shop Fabric (30 min)
The warehouse is located at 184-10 Jamaica Avenue. It’s just a short walk from the last stop on the F train (179th Street). You’ll see IDEAL BUILDING above the door. Come up to the 4th floor and wait by the elevators. We’ll meet you there promptly at the beginning of the session.
Some tips for a successful volunteer session:
Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes
Bring an extra bag to carry your free fabric
Bring a book to read on the train to and from the warehouse – it’s about an hour from midtown Manhattan
There will be music on, but feel free to bring your headphones
There are few lunch options in Jamaica, so bring water and snacks