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Volunteering in the ReStore

Volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is an exciting way to give back to your community. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are Habitat’s home improvement stores and donation centers, that sell new and gently used home goods and building materials. Sales then fund the construction of Habitat homes. By volunteering at the ReStore, you help Greater Matthews Habitat build more affordable homes in our community.

ReStore volunteers help customers, create displays, process donations, and more! Both short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities are available. 

How to Volunteer

All new volunteers must complete a ReStore orientation. We offer a self-paced online orientation or you can schedule an in-person orientation with the Volunteer/Engagement Coordinator. Volunteers can then create an account and, once your orientation is approved, you can sign-up for shifts. All volunteers under the age of 18 must also bring a completed minor liability waiver on their first shift.

questions & answers

what do ReStore volunteers do?

We have volunteer opportunities in the ReStore for all interests and skill levels. Typical volunteer tasks include: processing donations, arranging items on the sales floor, light to moderate cleaning, and assisting customers.

how old do I have to be to volunteer in the ReStore?

You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer in the ReStore. All minors under the age of 18 must arrive with a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

do I need to complete an orientation?

Yes! All new volunteers must complete either an online or

in-person orientation. The orientation goes over Habitat's mission, what a ReStore is, and what you can expect as a volunteer.

 

The online orientation is a powerpoint that can be completed as your schedule allows and has a short quiz at the end to verify completion.

 

If you would rather complete an

in-person orientation, please e-mail the Volunteer/Engagement Coordinator to set up a time.

I need to complete court or lawyer ordered community service hours - can I do them with you?

We only accept court-ordered community service for the following charges: traffic violations, DWIs/DUIs, and minor possession charges. Court-ordered community service volunteers will need to provide documenation veryifying their charges and receive approval from either the Volunteer Coordinator or ReStore Manager prior to beginning their volunteer work. For more information, please contact the Volunteer/Engagement Coordinator.

I need to complete service hours for school - can I do them with you?

Yes! Students 16 and older can who need service hours for school can volunteer in our ReStore. Any member of our ReStore team can sign off on your documentation for school.

what should I wear?

All volunteers MUST wear closed-toe shoes, their ReStore volunteer nametag, and either a ReStore t-shirt, vest, or apron. Additional information about the ReStore Volunteer Dress Code is covered in orientation.

can I leave early or arrive late?

To assist our staff in scheduling and covering the ReStore, we ask that, when possible, you stay for the entirety of your volunteer shift. However, we understand that sometimes our schedules won't always match up. Please let the Volunteer/Engagement Coordinator know before your shift if you need to alter the hours of your scheduled shift.

what do I need to bring with me?

Mostly just yourself! If you are under 18, you will need to bring in your completed minor waiver with you on your first shift. Otherwise, we recommend you bring a reusable water bottle and a lunch or snacks if you plan to volunteer all day.

what if I have another question?

For additional questions or concerns, send an e-mail to the Volunteer/Engagement Coordinator.

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Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
p: 704-847-4266
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2447 East John Street, Matthews, NC 28105
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