We are always looking for more help in our ReStores!
The Habitat ReStore helps to fund our building program. With limited staff, they appreciate volunteers helping to run the store. Our volunteer hours are extremely flexible. Come in for an hour or a day, every week or every month. We always have something useful for you to do!
These roles report to the ReStore managers. Volunteers in the ReStore frequently help with maintenance, cleaning and organization.
If you are interested in volunteering or completing community service hours at our ReStores, just come in to the Peoria Main Street location at any time to fill out an application or call 309-676-8402.
Do you like welcoming folks into your space? Answering questions? Well, you would be perfect for volunteering as our ReStore Greeter. This position would give donors receipts, direct customers on where to go and what our sales are. The right candidate could answer phones, keep the front entrance clean, and other small jobs that need to be done.
Like holding treasure in your arms, while hunting for it all over the Greater Peoria Area? Well, if that treasure is a box of tile, a cabinet, a refrigerator or a carton of nails then the Donation Ambassador position could be right for you, because those valuable donations are like treasures to us! They turn into funds for our Habitat houses.
You would go out with our Driver to pick-up donations from people’s homes getting to see all over the Greater Peoria Area and the array of items that are given. It is always good to have a strong physique, friendly smile, and a way with puzzles for arranging items on our truck for this position. Must be able to lift 40 pounds or more.
Love a good 'before and after' story? Do you like to see your reflection in things? Does seeing a pile of stuff look like an opportunity? Well, we are always in need of people who get satisfaction from seeing things clean! Our donations come in a variety of conditions and often need a little elbow grease or organizing. If you like getting your hands dirty to get things clean, we would be happy to have you on board!
Do you have a knack for repairing things? Do you enjoy getting something working? We have a position just for you! Sometimes our donations are not in perfect working order and they need to be taken apart, or simply tested to see if they work, and that is what this position is for. Power tools, appliances, ceiling fans, light bulbs, paint and more all need to be tested. Furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, and home decor may use some TLC, and we will always have lots of items ready to be taken care of by someone like you!
Are you handy or skilled? The ReStore has quite the honey-do list! We could always use someone who could change out light bulbs, hang signage, repair flooring, build walls, etc. Whatever your level of expertise there is work here to be done!
Every appliance, ceiling fan, and power tool that is donated needs a special someone to plug it in and make sure it runs the way it should. Is that you?
This volunteer position could also look up prices online and check for recalls if they are a little internet savvy. If you would feel a sense of accomplishment by giving something a second chance by insuring “it works” then we could really use you at the ReStore!
Creativity is a must for our Upcycler volunteer spot. Remaking, restoring, and renewing materials into something new would be a great way to show our customers what potential our inventory has. This person could also do “demo classes” or help organize craft events at our ReStore.
Like surprises? You never know what you will find under the lid of some of our donated paint cans! Each paint donation needs to be shaken and checked for quality. This position would do just that and even have the opportunity to expand our paint department by combining paints to see what color shakes out!