• 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.

Cashier

Description: Be the friendly face of the ReStore! Cashiers must be able to greet and assist customers, price and stock items, and operate the register and handle cash. Cashiers must also enforce and explain sale, return and sold guidelines. Training for the use of our easy to learn cash register will be provided.

Prior experience with point of sale (POS) and possessing basic computer skills are preferred.
Requirements: Volunteers must be able to do some light lifting (up to 25 pounds) and must be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Showroom Floor Assistant

Description: Do you like talking with new people or have a knack for organization? Floor Associate Volunteers have an active and vital presence on the sales floor and are responsible for cleaning and prepping donations.

Floor Associate Volunteers are also responsible for accurately pricing materials for resale, maintaining the cleanliness of the sales floor, and assisting with in-store merchandising.
Floor Associate Volunteers will constantly be interacting with customers, answering questions and explaining the mission of the ReStore. We’re looking for dedicated people who take pride in their work by maintaining a clean and organized store.

Requirements: Floor Associate Volunteers must be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds. Experience with building materials is preferred. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Perimeter Maintenance

Description: Help Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake keep their ReStores looking their best! Perimeter Maintenance Volunteers are responsible for picking up trash to maintain the cleanliness of the ReStores property.

Perimeter Maintenance Volunteers are also responsible for cutting the grass and the weeds around the perimeter of the store, behind the shed, and around the path to the shed, and sweeping around the store dock doors.

Requirements: Perimeter Maintenance Volunteers must be able to be on their feet and be outside for an extended period of time. Experience in yard work is preferred. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Inventory Maintenance

Description: Help the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake organize their ReStores so they can help the community! Inventory Maintenance Volunteers are responsible for cleaning furniture, tidying shelves, making sure all merchandise on the sales floor is priced, and identifying that doors, windows and cabinets are in racks, sized and priced.

Requirements: Inventory Maintenance Volunteers will need to be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time and be able to lift at least 25 pounds. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

General Store Assistant

Description: Do you have the skills to make the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ReStores a more inviting and productive place? If so, then the position of General Store Assistant is perfect for you. General Store Assistants are responsible for greeting and assisting customers, cleaning and prepping donations for sale, receiving drop-off donations, and helping the ReStore staff with projects as needed.

Requirements: General Store Assistants will need to be able to lift 50 pounds. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Donation Pickup Assistant

Description: Want to help continue the growth of the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake’s ReStores? Donation Pickup Assistant Volunteers will aid the ReStore Donation Coordinator in picking up donated items and help the Restore staff with projects as needed.

Requirements: Donation Pickup Assistants must be able to lift 50 pounds, squat, bend, and climb in and out of trucks. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Full day shifts (8 hours, 9 am-5 pm) available Monday through Saturday.

Janitorial Volunteer

Description: Help us maintain our ReStores so we can help out the community! Janitorial Volunteers will sweep and wash floors, clean the bathroom and desk areas, and empty the trash and recyclables. Janitorial Volunteers will also keep rug areas tidy and dock areas clear (items will be put away and priced as necessary).

Requirements: Janitorial Volunteers must be able to stand, sit, squat and bend for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Furniture Refinishing

Description: Do you know how to refinish and repair furniture? Help out the ReStores of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake by repairing their furniture! Furniture Refinishing Volunteers must be able to varnish and stain and fix dents, dings, scratches, cracks and gouges. Experience in furniture refinishing and repair is preferred.

Requirements: Painter Volunteers must be able to stand, sit, squat and bend for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Kitchen Design

Description: Do you have the skills and the experience to design kitchens? If so, then we want you! Kitchen Design Volunteers are responsible for helping customers build their own kitchens with our state-of-the-art computer software. Experience in design/architecture/computer technology is preferred.

Requirements: All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Door and Window Repair

Description: Door and Window Repair Volunteers will use their skills to revitalize ReStore door and windows in order to sell them in the future. Experience in painting, varnishing, and staining is preferred.

Requirements: Door and Window Repair Volunteers must be able to stand, sit, squat and bend for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Interior Design

Description: Do you have the eye for interior design? The ReStores of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake need individuals who can create attractive furniture vignettes that will promote sales. These vignettes are important features of the ReStores so we need creative individuals who are capable of designing interesting and fresh designs.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Requirements: All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Painter

Description: Painter Volunteers will provide the necessary finishing touches to doors, windows and other pieces of furniture within the ReStore. Painter Volunteers may also use their skills to paint ReStore walls and other equipment. Experience with painting and furniture repair is preferred.

Requirements: Painter Volunteers must be able to stand, sit, squat and bend for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Housewares Clerk

Description: Help keep the ReStores of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake organized! Housewares Clerk Volunteers are responsible for merchandising and organizing the goods in the Houseware Department, as well as keeping the department clean and methodically displayed.

Requirements: Housewares Clerk Volunteers must be able to stand, sit, squat and bend for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Home Repair Consultant

Description: Do you know how to use innovative methods to complete home projects? Home Repair Consultants will use their expertise to guide and inform customers how to effectively finish their home projects with ReStore materials. Experience with home repair projects is preferred.

Requirements: All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

Electric Repair

Description: Do you have electrical repair experience? Then we want you! The ReStores of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake need individuals who can effectively and quickly repair appliances, power tools and other electrical devices. Electrical Repair Volunteers will provide the vital service of fixing devices that originally could not be sold in the ReStores.

Requirements: Electrical Repair Volunteers must be able to stand, sit, squat and bend for extended periods of time. All volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age.

Time Commitment: Partial or full day shifts available during store hours. We request that ReStore Volunteers commit to volunteering on a consistent basis. (Ex: once a week, once every two weeks, once a month).

How To Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm, at all four store locations (Columbia, Dundalk, Halethorpe and Pasadena). 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!