Looking for trash to treasure volunteers

Trash to Treasures

Do you want to be a volunteer?

We need your help! We’re looking for volunteers to help us prepare for the sale—and to assist us on sale day. It’s a great way to help out a good cause.

Information for Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Minors accompanying volunteers must be escorted by parent or guardian at all times.
  • Some of the items you’ll be handling may be dirty. Please dress accordingly.
  • Please arrive promptly for your shift. Special instructions are provided at the start of each shift.
  • Volunteers will receive confirmation emails with parking and additional information following


Student and youth organizations looking to volunteer should contact Beth Shaha at Centre County United Way for additional information.  814-238-8283

Register for times that fit your schedule. It’s easy! Let us help you give back!

Individual Registration


Group Registration  


Who can volunteer?

The annual Spring Trash to Treasure sale needs hundreds of volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

How are volunteers utilized?

Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs. Pre-sale volunteer opportunities include sorting, organizing, and setting up displays. Sale volunteer opportunities include working the check out lines, managing gate entry, post-sale clean up, and much more. For more information on volunteering, visit


As a volunteer, do I get to shop early and can I buy during my assigned shift?

Volunteers are able to get a look at the products before sale day by working in each venue. We do not allow volunteers to purchase items prior to sale day.


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