Wheels 4 Hope Needs Volunteers

Wheels for Hope Needs Volunteers

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Every year, dozens of Triad families get life-changing blessings thanks to Wheels 4 Hope.  The Triad non-profit turns donated cars into affordable, reliable transportation for families who really need them. And now, the organization needs volunteers!  
Volunteers repair and transform donated cars into new transportation for individuals who are referred by a partner agency and pay $500 plus tax and title for their car. 
These agencies include StepUp Greensboro, Open Door Ministries-Arthur Cassell Transitional House, Family Service of the Piedmont, NC Baptist Children’s Home, Church World Service, Greensboro Housing Authority, Malachi House II and Housing Authority of Winston-Salem.

With more than 150 cars being donated each year, it takes a crew of volunteers with different skill sets to run the operations smoothly. 

Approximately 90-100 cars are assessed and worked on in a calendar year, some of which are sold to raise more funds, with the remaining vehicles sold to recipients. 

With the influx in car donations there are many different types of volunteer opportunities available.  Some of the organization’s most immediate needs include:

• Mechanics - assess the vehicle with the 123-item checklist and make repairs; the mechanics also educate the new recipient on how to care for their car.
• Car Runners -  pick up donated cars, drive cars to/from partner garages.
• Vehicle Assessors - assess donated vehicles following a check list and drive them to the state inspection location.
• Salesperson -  volunteers to price the cars for public sale, show those intended for public sale (to raise money for more cars) and maintain the advertising on the website and other sales sites
• Administrative - data entry, receptionist, filing.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Wheels4Hope or to sign up as a volunteer, visit http://www.wheels4hope.org/volunteer.


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