• ReStore Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

At the ReStores, we work hard to keep our ReStore operation costs to a minimum in order to maximize the profit donated to Habitat Chesapeake to help build homes. With this in mind, each store is staffed with a minimum number of paid employees, while volunteers make up the majority of our ReStore workforce. That’s why we need you.

As new donations come in each day, volunteers assist in accepting these contributions, preparing items for sale, pricing stock, arranging inventory both on the showroom floor. Plus, our volunteers help keep our warehouse and showroom floors well organized and sparkling clean. Volunteers also assist our shoppers, providing helpful customer service and support.

With the help of thousands of volunteers, Habitat Chesapeake ReStores can effectively support Habitat Chesapeake. Relying on volunteers to accomplish our work helps keep the cost of store operations down, helping to drive up profits. Keeping in mind that 100% of these profits are donated to Habitat Chesapeake to help build decent, affordable homes throughout Central Maryland, your volunteer efforts help build community.

As you can see, there is a great deal of work to be done at our ReStores and your volunteer time is highly valued.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Each ReStore has a variety of volunteer positions open on a daily basis. Click on the positions below for a detailed description of each.

Back Room

Description: Back Room volunteers help prepare, stock, and display our products for sale. These volunteers are also able to assist customers with any questions, loading customers vehicles, and assist other areas of work if need be. Warehouse volunteers are expected to be able to do some lifting and moving around, so please keep this in mind when signing up to volunteer.

Sales & Cashiering

Sales and cashier volunteers are able to work the cash register, greet customers, and help answer any questions about the ReStore and the products available for sale. These volunteers also work with warehouse volunteers to keep shelves full of product. These volunteers are not expected to do much of any lifting or moving around, but basic math skills and a sunny disposition are a must for these jobs!


Pickup volunteers drive (or ride along) throughout our service area to collect donations from local businesses and homeowners. They are responsible for quality inspection of the materials to be collected, load trucks with usable products, and unload the products back at the ReStore. Pickup volunteers are expected to be able to lift fairly heavy objects, load and unload vehicles. You do not need to have a valid driver’s license to be able to volunteer in this area.

Office Help

Office volunteers are a great help to us, there is a variety of behind-the-scenes work that needs to be done at the ReStore, and more often than not, these are the people that get the work done! Office volunteers assist staff members in data entry, correspondences, telephone work, marketing and soliciting donations.


Deconstruction volunteers assist in removing reusable materials from buildings that will either be remodeled or demolished. Deconstruction volunteers must be able to do some lifting, load, and unload vehicles.

How To Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm, at all five store locations (Columbia, Dundalk, Halethorpe, Pasadena and Sandtown). You can also volunteer at the Columbia ReStore on Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm.

To volunteer, please email volunteerrestore@habitatchesapeake.org with the dates, times and location for your desired volunteer experience, or call (443) 240-8105 Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm to schedule your volunteer days.

Thank you for your support – we look forward to working with you!