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Students and Community Service
questions & answers
who can complete school volunteer hours?
Any student over the age of 16 can complete school volunteer hours in our ReStore. Students must complete online orientation (including the quiz at the end), have a meet and greet with the Volunteer Coordinator, and signup for shifts through our volunteer portal. In addition, any volunteers under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian on their first shift.
who can do court-ordered, or lawyer-recommended community service?
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 Coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
can you fill out a form verifying my hours?
Of course! However, all forms need to be submitted within 60 days of your last volunteer shift. Please email the Volunteer Coordinator for more information. .s
what if I have another question?
For additional questions or concerns, send an e-mail to the Volunteer Coordinator.
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