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Join the Community!

Preparation for the Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale starts many months in advance, but the real fun takes place during the 10 days prior to the Sale. During these 10 days at Woodward Middle School an incredible transformation takes place! And it’s all possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers — community members just like you.

How it Works

The first thing we do is spend three days positioning tents at Woodward Middle School and moving Rotary-owned equipment to 36 Departments located all across the school, inside and out. This work is done by Rotarians and special teams identified in advance. After this foundation is set, it's time for our volunteers to help make the magic happen!

Set-Up Week (June 25 – July 1)

During Set-Up Week, which includes the five-day Donation Drop-Off window (June 25-June 29), volunteers and Rotarians work together to:

  • Receive item donations from the public, help unload their cars, and thank them for their tremendous support.

  • Sort items and move them to Department locations around the campus. Lots of walking!

  • Clean, test, display, and price everything for Sale Day. There’s plenty going on during this time, most importantly teamwork, camaraderie, and fun!

Volunteers work between 8:00am and 8:00pm each day of Set-Up Week:

  • No need to set a schedule; just stop by and check in at the Volunteer Desk in the Commons at Woodward Middle School.

  • Department managers will show you tasks needing to be done. Pick a Department and a job you think you will enjoy the most.

  • We serve lunch and dinner to all volunteers during Set-Up Week — a good chance to rest and visit with friends.

  • Interested in buying something you see? After six hours of volunteer service, you can make purchases in advance of the Sale.

Rotarians truly honor the joyous spirit and goodwill of community volunteers who so generously donate their time and talent.

The Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale is a community unto itself. Come experience the magic!

Join the Volunteer Team!

There are four ways to sign up to volunteer at the Rotary Auction:

  1. Sign up online.

  2. Attend the Volunteer Open House.
    Come to the Commons at Woodward Middle School on Monday, June 6, 2022, between 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Department managers will answer questions and take sign-ups. Appetizers are served, and there’s always lots of socializing!

  3. Sign up on line for the following areas:

Better Clothing

Green Team

Food Service

Lunch and Dinner Service

Outdoor Toys

Small Appliances

Post Sale Packing

  1. Show up during Set-Up Week.
    Check in at the Volunteer Desk (just inside the south entrance to the school). We’ll help you register, give you a badge, answer your questions, and help you find a place to work.

→ NEW this year: ALL volunteers must have a signed "Hold Harmless" form on file at the Volunteer Desk. To download and complete your form in advance, click this button: Hold Harmless Form

Teen Volunteers

Working at the Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale is an excellent way to earn Community Service hours. Teen volunteers check in and out at the Teen Desk in the Commons each day of volunteering. This record of your work can be used to verify your Community Service hours.

Volunteer Celebration Picnic

Two weeks after the Auction & Rummage Sale, we host a Volunteer Celebration Picnic at Battle Point Park. Enjoy good food, share your favorite stories about the event, and celebrate the first official results of our event’s fundraising. Join us on Sunday, July 17 from 1-3pm for all the post-event fun!


Email us at: RotaryAuction@BainbridgeIslandRotary.org