Volunteer Opportunities at the ReStore
Like shopping? Fixing things? Hanging out in the hardware aisle? Volunteer at the ReStore and help give our customers the best shopping experience. When you help the ReStore, you help your community. All proceeds support Habitat's mission of building decent affordable homes for families in need in North Central Massachusetts.
Shift Information: ReStore volunteers must be at least 16 years, some positions require the age of 18 years, please see job descriptions. Shifts are available from Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (morning), from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (afternoon) or from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (full day).
Volunteer Orientation: All new volunteers must first attend a volunteer orientation. Please use our online scheduling tool VolunteerUp to register and sign up under “ReStore – New Volunteer” for one of our upcoming orientations every first Monday (10:00 am – 11:00 am) and third Friday (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) of each month. Please download and fill out your Minor or Adult liability waiver along with the Volunteer Application and bring it with you to your orientation.
Cashier: Greets customers, works cash register proficiently, knows sales promotions for the day, directs customers and answers general questions and guides customers through the store.
Customer Assistant: Greets customers, answers the phone, answers customer questions and assists them in making purchases, assist ReStore employees in maintaining a clean and attractive store.
Drivers Assistant: Assists ReStore truck driver in picking up donations, must be comfortable with lifting and carrying heavy items of up to 50lbs.
Merchandise Assistant: Assists ReStore employees in maintaining a clean and attractive store, cleans and appraises donations, prints price tags and shelves inventory.
Office Assistant: Assists ReStore Director with administrative paperwork such as filing volunteer hours and waivers, submitting inventory levels, maintaining financial dashboards. Must be comfortable with MS Word and Excel and should be well organized. Should be committed to volunteer on a regular basis, at least one 4 hour shift every other week.
Repair Assistant: Assembles and tests merchandise such as appliances, tools, machines, lighting fixtures and electronics to assure customer satisfaction. Experience a plus but not necessary, must be comfortable with “fixing” things.
Social Media Assistant: Assists ReStore Director and staff with keeping our website and social media up to date with current photos and pricing for selected items. Must be organized and comfortable with Facebook, Craigslist, Pinterest, Ebay and Microsoft Office. Should be committed to volunteer on a regular basis, at least one 4 hour shift every other week.
Warehouse Assistant: Assists ReStore employees in maintaining a clean warehouse, parking lot and store front, receives donations for further processing, maintains the recycling area, assists with loading and unloading the ReStore truck, customers and donors.
Court-ordered Community Service Information
We cannot accept court ordered community service requests from persons convicted of offenses involving larceny and/or violence. Please contact Volunteer Manager Clare Anderson-Felton at 978.348.2749 x201 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to signing up for a volunteer orientation – no exceptions.
Groups are welcome to volunteer at the ReStore.
- Corporate or Business
- Youth and Education
- Non-profit, civic and community
If you are interested in learning more about the group opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Manager Clare Anderson-Felton at 978.348.2749 x201 or email@example.com.