Most people think a Habitat for Humanity volunteer is a person swinging a hammer on a construction site. While that type of volunteer is extremely important, there are many other types of volunteer positions available at Habitat for Humanity.
One place that abounds with volunteer opportunities is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore is a home improvement stores that sell new and gently used items. Proceeds from the ReStore help us provide affordable housing solutions in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. Even within the Habitat ReStore, the variety of volunteer positions is extensive. There’s a way for everyone to help, regardless of skills or experience!
For example, Habitat for Humanity International scoured the web and found these actual volunteer opportunities currently available at Habitat stores around the U.S. These volunteer opportunities are also available at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Manassas.
Examples of volunteer opportunities at Habitat stores around the country (that you may not have thought of) and that are also available here
Be the boss (of repairs) – Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ReStore
Repair boss. “With a little attention (repair, refinishing, etc.), that wonky wobbly table can get a new face and these items can raise funds for Habitat and be rescued from cluttering our landfills. We’re looking for someone to help provide some TLC to our furniture and other items that need touch-ups.”
Sort the books – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore
Book specialist. “Book lovers, rejoice! Book Specialists help with receiving, sorting, cleaning, pricing, shelving and stocking the books. No experience is required.”
Bring a group – Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Group volunteers. “Group volunteers are welcome to assist with Construction, the Habitat ReStore, and various special projects… Each year dozens of alumni groups, businesses, houses of worship, professional organizations, and schools participate on the Habitat for Humanity work site! Without the help of groups like these, the work that we do would not be possible.”
Be a pricing specialist – Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Manassas
Pricing specialist. “Do you have an interest in tools, antiques, china, or glassware? Share your expertise and help us accurately price items that are resold in our ReStore. Fair and equitable pricing that supports our housing program is key to our ReStore program. Your expertise in any product that we sell in our ReStore is welcome.”
Volunteers are welcome at the ReStore Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Manassas ReStore is located at 10159 Hastings Drive, Manassas (the corner of Dumfries Road and Hastings Drive). Click on the Volunteer button at the top of the page to learn more!
Interspersed amongst all this valuable information about volunteering are products that are currently for sale at the ReStore! Donations are the lifeblood of the store and your help is needed to process them so they can be sold to the general public at 40% – 90% off retail prices and support our construction programs!