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ReStore Assistant

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: ReStore Assistant
Date Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Organization Name: Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph
Organization Contact: Maggie Moniz
519-767-9752 x21
volunteer@habitatwdg.ca
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Many benefits exist while volunteering at the ReStore including: relationship building, working for an organization with a significant environmental impact (ReStore diverts thousands of pounds of waste from the dump), directly impacting the work of Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (including the capacity to build more homes in our area), improved sales knowledge, usable volunteer hours for various community service requirements, in-store discount, letters of recommendation, etc.

Habitat for Humanity builds safe, decent, affordable homes to provide families a hand up to break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity does this with the assistance of volunteers, donors of goods to our ReStores, individual donors, corporate partners, and the community. They embrace a culture of partnership and engagement establishing meaningful long-term connections with employees and the volunteers they rely on in a way that adds value to their lives.
Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
More Info Link: https://habitatwdg.ca/
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
  • Family or Group
  • Business/employer supported group
Duties / Roles / Activities: ReStore Assistants are needed to work with ReStore staff and other volunteers to assist customers and donors. Volunteers put together products, merchandise products, clean and organize sections of the store, aid customers in carrying and loading purchases into their vehicles, receive donation, and test electronics and appliances. For those who are interested in computers, please let staff know. You can become involved in the online retail initiatives.

Are you interested in becoming a cashier? Let Habitat know! Volunteers who have completed a minimum number of hours in the store and who have returned a police records check may be invited to train at the cash desk.
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Orangeville and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Monday, November 25, 2019
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Opportunities to support persons who are homeless / living in poverty
  • Computers / Technical / Web / Graphics / Virtual
  • Construction / Trade / Manual Labour / Maintenance
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
  • Retail Services
Skills / Experience: On the job training provided. An online safety quiz, orientation and waiver must be completed prior to volunteering. Steel toe shoes are required and most sizes are available on site for volunteers to use.
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