Put your skills to work as a ReStore volunteer
The ReStore needs volunteers to help in a variety of capacities, including customer service, donations collection and testing, pricing and merchandising.
Requirements for volunteers are simply a knowledge of and commitment to the philosophy of Habitat, an open, cooperative attitude for working directly with donors, customers and staff and willingness to learn. No home improvement or retail experience is necessary.
The benefits for volunteers who work with Habitat are the satisfaction of serving a good cause, meeting new people with similar interests and learning the ins and outs of a nonprofit organization.
The customer service volunteers are the first people a shopper sees at the ReStore. Volunteers who like to interact with people throughout the day and feel comfortable assisting shoppers are always needed.
With donations coming in daily, the backroom can get swamped. Pricing assistants will help accept donations directly from drop off donors with an emphasis on what the ReStore does and does not accept. The volunteers will also sort, price and send donations out to the floor.
With a little repair work, many donated items can help raise funds for Habitat and be rescued from unnecessarily cluttering landfills. Repair volunteers can help provide some TLC to donated furniture, appliances and other items.
Contact with our donors is a top priority for Habitat. The ReStore has a truck on the road Tuesday through Thursday collecting donated items for resale and needs volunteers to ride along, help determine which items can be accepted and load them.
Volunteers are needed to work at the ReStore any day or time during regular business hours, which are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To become a volunteer at the ReStore, contact Barbara, ReStore Volunteer Co-ordinator, at [ email ] or 410-749-6325.