Can I just show up?
No. You need to register by filling out form below.
What hours will I work?
You’ll confirm your specific hours in advance with the ReStore Manager, who maintains both monthly and weekly volunteer schedules. Volunteers are asked to sign on for a minimum of 4 hours – either 10 to 2 or 2 to 6 – whenever they’re able to work.
What should I do when I arrive?
Check in with a Cashier and sign Volunteer Sign-In/Sign-Out sheet. When you’re finished for the day, sign out on the same sheet.
Do I need to sign a liability waiver?
Yes. Habitat for Humanity International requires every volunteer to sign a liability waiver agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accidents or injuries suffered while volunteering. Waivers need to be signed once a year.
What will I do?
ReStore operations encompass a wide range of activities, like cleaning and pricing donations, staging merchandise on the sales floor and helping customers during store hours. Over time, many volunteers establish specialties that reflect their particular interests and focus their efforts accordingly.
How hard will the work be?
No retail experience is necessary. You’ll never be asked to do anything that’s beyond your physical abilities or comfort level. The work can be physically demanding, and you should expect to be on your feet for extended periods.
What should I wear?
Dress in comfortable work clothing. For your safety, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, hard-toe shoes and/or boots and keep jewelry to a minimum (so it doesn’t catch on something). During winter ReStore can be cold, making multiple warm layers useful.
What about lunch?
Because lunch breaks are short and nearby restaurants are few, volunteers bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day.
What if I’m unable to come when scheduled?
Volunteers are scheduled so that the work that needs to get done can be done. Please make every effort to work when you’re expected. If you can’t keep your commitment, please call ReStore at 518.822.8300 as soon as possible.