Goodbye, Goodbuy! Move-Out Collection Volunteering 2023

by Goodbye Goodbuy!

University Wide Event Community Service Sustainability Wellness

Fri, May 5, 2023 9:00 AM –

Sun, May 14, 2023 11:55 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Sol Heumann Hall - Reading Room

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




Volunteer Procedure:

  • Volunteers must go to Goodybe Goodbuy headquarters (Sol Reading 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 the Goodbye Goodbuy headquarters (Sol Reading Room)

Volunteer Incentives:

  • Starting Tuesday, May 9th, volunteers may take one clothing item from their shift.
  • Volunteers get access to an exclusive pre-sale during the Move-In Sale in August 2023.
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, May 5th - May 14th, 2023: 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, August 2023: 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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