Become a ReUse volunteer!

ReUse is always looking for help from our extended community!  If you are passionate about reuse, zero-waste alternatives, deconstruction, organizing and sorting, merchandising, or cleaning, – we would love to meet you. If you are a student, a senior, someone who wants to be of service, someone who wants to meet people, or anywhere in between, we have something for you. If you are new to reuse, please fill out the intake form below, otherwise – pick your location, and select your schedule.


ReUse Volunteer Events

Are you passionate about reuse, zero-waste alternatives, organizing and sorting, merchandising, or cleaning? We would love to get to know you during this upcoming series of group events! Come by yourself, bring a friend along, or even a small group!  Work closely with staff and eco-minded community members to help sort, price, and display household items, clothes, and more!

Tuesdays at Ithaca ReUse Center (214 Elmira Road) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fridays at Triphammer ReUse MegaCenter (2255 N. Triphammer Road) from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Returning volunteer?

Support Local Reuse Efforts

Help us divert useful materials from the landfills, make a direct environmental impact! 

Meet Great People

Meet other creatively-minded folks and build connections with your community.

Share your knowledge

We would love to know if you have an area of expertise or a special skill

Welcome New Volunteers!

We can accommodate both individual volunteers and group events!

Individual Volunteers:

All individual volunteers are required to attend an orientation, lasting approx. 40 minutes. Sign up for an orientation HERE!

Group events:

Groups will have a condensed orientation during their first volunteer event and are not required to attend the orientations mentioned above.

Email us at or leave a message at 607-257-9699 x9931.


ReUse Center
214 Elmira Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

CLICK HERE to sign up!

2255 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

CLICK HERE to sign up!

Volunteers can sign up for shifts at Finger Lakes ReUse online for:


  • Materials Processor: up front in retail or in our warehouse processing donations
  • Donations Support: assist in accepting material donations
  • Research Projects (when available – let us know in the form below that you’re interested and we’ll follow up!)