If you want to meet some great people, are interested in learning a new skill, or have a passion to help your community, the Habitat ReStores need you!
The benefits of volunteering are well-documented and include:
- Better health: People who volunteered spent 38 percent fewer nights in the hospital than non-volunteers
- Better time management: According to the Harvard Business Review, giving your time to others can make you feel more ‘time affluent’ and less time-constrained than wasting your time, spending it on yourself, or even getting a windfall of free time.
- New skills and an improved resume: By staying engaged in the in the work world and learning new skills, volunteering can help those seeking employment land a new job.
- Make new friends and stay young: Research shows that those with higher social engagement tend to have higher cognitive function as well.
Why Habitat Wake ReStores?
Your community needs you! Our ReStores are #1 in the nation out of more than 700 stores. They generate almost $5 million a year! These proceeds directly support Habitat Wake’s mission to build safe, affordable housing in our community in partnership with hardworking, low-income families. When you volunteer with the ReStores, you are lending your special skills to local Wake County neighbors. The ReStores are a perfect place for those who don’t necessarily want to swing a hammer but still want to help Habitat Wake.
Volunteer opportunities are available in all five ReStores. Opportunities include:
- Cashier – answer the phone, ring up sales, and sometimes work on small projects at the counter;
- Sales Floor Associate – help load, move furniture, assist in organizing product sections for better visibility and shopping experience;
- Merchandiser – assist in receiving donations, processing donations, or testing items and preparing them for the sales floor;
- Driver’s Assistant – assist donations procurement team in picking up, loading, and unloading donations;
- Light Repair – some items require maintenance such as tightening screws/bolts/knobs, securing table or chair legs, and other miscellaneous “tinkering.”
If you have related experience or you’re willing to learn, you will make an excellent addition to our team! We are looking for individuals that would like to lend a hand, enjoy working with others, and have flexibility that they can volunteer between two to six hours at a time.