Habitat for Humanity ReStore Volunteers

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Habitat for Humanity GTA
  • Customer / Visitor Service
  • Retail
  • Various
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (ages 13-18)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • 40 hour high school program
  • English as a Second Language
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Etobicoke
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - East York
  • Ontario - York Region - Markham
  • Ontario - Vaughan
  • Ontario - York Region - Woodbridge
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Scarborough
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - North York
  • Ontario - York Region - Newmarket
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Brampton
2019-11-112020-01-10

Would you like to see a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live? Do you have a flair for organizing, a passion for great customer service and an interest in reusing and recycling? Is flexibility in your schedule important to you? Yes? Then our Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area ReStore Volunteer opportunity is for you!

In support of our homebuilding activity, we operate retail home improvement stores call Habitat ReStore.  Our 11 locations sell new and used donated home furnishings, appliance and renovation materials to the public at a fraction of the original price.  Revenue generated through ReStore sales help cover the cost to build homes for future Habitat homeowners. 

What you need to know:

  • An orientation session is required before your first volunteer shift
  • All volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old. 
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian
  • Minimum shift length is 4 hours. Morning, afternoon, weekend and evening shifts are available. Shifts are self-scheduled via online registration.

Store Locations: (ReStore hours of operation vary by location)

 

  • Brampton: 3-268 Rutherford Rd. S
  • East York: 155 Bermondsey Rd.
  • Etobicoke: 7 Queen Elizabeth Blvd.
  • Markham: 7701 Woodbine Ave
  • Markham East:  20 Fincham Ave
  • Newmarket: 16715 Yonge Street

 

  • North York: 1120 Caledonia Rd.
  • Scarborough: 1181 Kennedy Rd.
  • Toronto Studio District: 3 Carlaw Ave.
  • Vaughan: 2180 Steeles Ave. W
  • Woodbridge North: 551 Cityview Blvd. 

Position Requirements:

  • Tasks include but are not limited to product display, pricing, assembly and repair
  • Due to the physical nature of some of the tasks required, ReStore volunteers may be asked to lift heavy objects (bathroom fixtures, windows, doors, etc)
  • Able to lift 10-20 lbs and be on your feet for several hours at a time
  • Basic English language (verbal and listening skills) 
  • Bring your own steel-toe boots when you volunteer at our ReStores. We have a limited number available to borrow and without them, you will not be able to volunteer.
  • Come with a willingness to learn from experienced volunteers and staff and to work as part of a team.
  • A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamorous, so be prepared to do a variety of things. 

 Position Benefits:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Meet new people and network with like-minded individuals
  • Give back to your community and help raise funds for affordable homeownership
  • Help the environment by giving new life to gently used resources
  • Letters of confirmation for hours volunteered (Minimum 40 hours for this) 

Ready to get started in making a difference in the lives of families? CLICK HERE or go to https://habitatgta.volunteerhub.com/lp/restoreshifts/events?format=List&filter=24883 to choose a date and the ReStore closest to you for your Orientation. Then follow the prompts to become a Habitat GTA volunteer!

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@habitatgta.ca for more information. 

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