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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 Coordinator. Volunteers can then create an account and, once your orientation is approved, you can schedule a short meet and greet with the Volunteer Coordinator. During the meet and greet, you will have a store tour, learn how to sign-up for shifts, and have an opportunity to get answers to any additional questions you may have.
All volunteers under the age of 18 must also bring a completed minor liability waiver on their first shift. This waiver will need to be updated each year.
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.
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.
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. Once you complete the online orientation, you can schedule a meet and greet with the Volunteer Coordinator for a store tour and an opportunity to ask questions in person.
If you would rather complete an in-person orientation, please e-mail the Volunteer 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 documentation verifying 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 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.
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 Coordinator know before your shift if you need to alter your hours.
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.
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