Goodbye, Goodbuy! Move-Out Collection Volunteering

by Goodbye Goodbuy!

University Wide Event Community Service Sustainability Wellness

Wed, Apr 27, 2022 12:30 PM –

Sun, May 8, 2022 11:55 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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RIT Campus - Sol Heumann Activity Room

1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623, United States




Volunteer Procedure:

  • Volunteers must go to Sol Heumann Hall Activity Room a few minutes before the start of their shift.
  • Volunteers must check in with a Captain. Captains will assign tasks to volunteers based on preferences and needs for the day.
  • Safety is our priority! All volunteers are required to wear close-toed shoes. Work gloves and vests will be provided.
  • Interpreting services may be requested by volunteers for their shift through

Volunteer tasks:

  • Setting up collection locations around Residence Halls and RIT Apartments.
  • Cllecting items from the Residence Halls and the RIT Apartments. Collection will involve moving small objects (clothing, household items, electronics) as well as heavy items (furniture, large electronics). 
  • Sorting items inside Sol Heumann Hall

Volunteer Incentives:

  • Volunteers get access to an exclusive pre-sale during the Move-In Sale. Date and time TBD. 
About Goodbye, Goodbuy!

Every year, RIT students throw out over 100 tons of goods during move-out. The following fall, incoming students purchase the same items. The cycle continues, and usable items sit in landfills. We set out to change this cycle, and reduce waste!

A Move-Out Collection, and a Move-In Sale

Spring Collection, April 27th - May 8th, 2022: Students donate their unwanted items as they move out. Collection points are located in dorm lounges and near dumpsters at RIT apartments. Items collected are appropriately sorted to be donated to local non-proifts or to be stored over the summer for the fall sale.

Fall Sale, Dates TBD: The Goodbye, Goodbuy sale provides students with a variety of goods for thrift store prices. The proceeds from the sale go to funding Goodbye, Goodbuy! for the following year, and to other sustainability projects at RIT.

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Food Provided (Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers - please bring a reusable water bottle!)

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