ReStore Volunteering Information
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used appliances, furniture, home accessories, and building materials to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
The Habitat ReStore provides its customers with affordable materials for home improvement and repair work, as well as discounted prices on items that may be unique or hard to find. As an aid for our Habitat for Humanity programs, the ReStore also helps reduce the amount of items sent to the landfill and raises funds to build affordable housing in New Castle County.
As the Habitat ReStore expands in business and space, community volunteers are needed to help handle the growth of customer sales and donations.
Habitat ReStore community volunteers typically:
- Assist the Habitat ReStore team with donation pick up
- Creatively display items in store displays
- Organize and price merchandise on the sales floor
- Share home repair and renovation knowledge
- Assist customers as they navigate the store and during checkout
- Assist customers purchasing construction materials, furniture, and used appliances
While it is not required that our volunteers be able to lift heavy objects, those who are able and willing to lift heavier items are always welcome! All volunteers that are willing to life objects are advised to bring gloves.
We recommend that all volunteers dress in comfortable attire for standing and walking around the Habitat ReStore site. For safety reasons, we recommend wearing close-toed shoes. The ReStore is equipped with heating and air conditioning, but it may get cold in the winter near the front door and receiving area, so dressing appropriately for the weather is recommended.
For more information on how to join our team of dedicated volunteers at the local Habitat ReStore center, please contact Maritza Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, at (302) 652-0365 x 110.