Volunteer Opportunities

ReCenter Swap Shop and Community Programming Volunteers 

We welcome volunteers from the greater Northampton area to help with community waste-reduction projects. If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, please contact the Solid Waste Coordinator at dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1570.

Volunteers are typically needed for:

  • The ReCenter Swap Shop (First and third Saturday mornings of each month from April through October)
  • Seasonal pop-up events (periodic Saturday mornings, infrequent evenings) such as our Reuse & Recycling Rally, Community RePair, and the annual Toy Exchange

The Reuse Committee 

Members of the ReUse Committee help the Department of Public Works promote waste-reduction. The nine-member advisory committee meets monthly, typically on the second or third Thursday of each month, from 8:30-9:30 AM. Visitors, and enthusiastic volunteers interested in planning discussions, are most welcome to attend. Please direct all questions regarding meeting details to dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1570.

ReUse Committee Members (voting, as of July 2021)

Roger Berman, Mac Everett, Ashley Muspratt, Peter Rakelbusch, Diana Riddle, John Sass, Roe Schmidt, Barbara Smith and David Starr

Volunteer Resources

All questions regarding volunteer opportunities should be directed to dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov or 413-587-1570.