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Volunteer at the ReStore

Volunteering at the ReStore is a fun way to make a difference in our community without swinging a hammer or getting your shoes muddy. Not only do ReStore volunteers help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in Elkhart County, but they also keep our community clean and green by diverting more than 200 tons of reusable material out of the waste stream each year! ReStore volunteers that meet volunteer hour and milestone markers will be rewarded with discounts and incentives for their great participation in the store. ReStore volunteers must be at least 18 years old, or 16 years old with parent permission.

ReStore Volunteer Shifts

Volunteers are needed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. We require volunteers to work at minimum a 2 hour shift, and are looking for at least a 4 hour commitment per week from our volunteers. To learn more about ReStore volunteer opportunities, call (574) 533-6109 and ask for Molly or email molly@habitatec.com.

ReStore New Volunteer Orientation

To volunteer at the ReStore you must go through orientation which are held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. before the store opens.  If you cannot make Saturday orientations please contact Molly at (574) 533-6109 or email molly@habitatec.com to schedule a time for a weekday orientation.

ReStore Volunteer Positions

Click here to download a Volunteer Waiver Form

Cashier – Operate the register, help customers check out, answer telephones and assist with general customer service (background check required).

Check Out Assistant – Support the register area. Help bag merchandise, help with customer inquiries, answer telephones, provide customer service, help customers load their merchandise into their vehicles.

Merchandising / Stocking Assistant – Help create and maintain store displays, keep the shelves stocked, make sure merchandise is in its correct area, help customers with merchandise inquiries and help load customer purchases upon request.

Donation Assistant – Assist in unloading donations, help sort, clean, measure, and mark merchandise to be brought to the showroom floor. Help bring merchandise to the appropriate areas in the store. Strong back and willingness to have fun required!

Store Maintenance – If you enjoy cleaning; this is the volunteer opportunity for you. Help keep the store clean by sweeping, wiping down inventory, touching up areas with paint and other household chores to keep the store shining.

Driver’s Assistant – Do you like meeting new people and learning where places are in your community? Help pickup donations from the Elkhart County and its surrounding areas! Ride along in the Habitat ReStore box truck and help bring donations back into the store. This position requires an 8 hour commitment and only is available Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Special Volunteer Projects

Deconstruction – We can use individual volunteers and groups on an irregular basis to assist with the removal of reusable materials from existing buildings scheduled for demolition. Many materials salvaged from such projects are sold in our ReStore and diverted from landfills.  Tools will be provided.

If you are interested in any of these wonderful volunteer opportunities, contact Molly, Community Volunteer Coordinator, at (574) 533-6109 or email molly@habitatec.com.