Volunteer request for Shred Event

Active Participant in POA Shred Event

What:  The volunteer is expected to attend the Nov 14th, 2020 POA shredding event.  In the past, this one-day annual event was very popular and well attended.  Residents look forward to rid their home of paper documents that should be shredded for privacy.  A professional and licensed shredding company is contracted to receive the paper at this event and provides the shredding service.

Location:  Lowe’s parking lot, located at 466A, 9 AM-12 Noon.   The residents will start arriving the location early as they queue in a line.  Please be punctual to obtain directions, name tags and avoid confusion before cars begin to arrive. Please arrive 8:30 AM to receive last minute directions and check-in.

How: The Volunteer will select which duty they are interested in as described below.  Please choose before the day so we can move personnel to their preferred duty station. This one-day annual event has had a large turnout in the past. It is recommended that Ticket Checkers and Traffic Controllers bring a folding chair

Tickets Checker will verify the driver has a Shred Ticket when they arrive.  These positions require standing and greeting residents.

The traffic will be guided through a well organize and controlled route intended to alleviate traffic backup onto 466A that will be monitored by law enforcement. Many Traffic Controllers along the route will display directional signs for visual assistance.

The Unloader positions are staffed by a team of people who rotate in and out to give each other breaks.  This work can be performed by women or men with the ability to lift 20 – 30 pounds. The process is the car will drive to the point where the shredding trucks are located.  The Unloader will remove a bag of paper from the car and toss into a shredder bin.  The maximum weight is 30lbs and paper is held in bags or boxes.  The owner operator of the shred truck(s) remains on site and ensures the bins are kept at a level that supports this work. The resident remains in their vehicle to keep the traffic moving. You will be handling sensitive documents and cannot allow documents to blow away while being handled and handle the work with care.

Additionally: Volunteers will be given a name tag which identifies them as POA Volunteer.  This is a very friendly staff of the Sumter County and Wildwood law enforcement detail, Lowes store leadership, Volunteers and POA Members. If the volunteer would like to participate annually for this event plan for Nov 2021!

 Have fun with this and enjoy being an instrumental part of the Property Owners’ Association. 

Please contact Director of Volunteers – Ms. Tita Dumagsa email: volunteer@poa4us.org