Volunteer

Every hand makes a difference.

Volunteer Crews

We have Volunteer Crews on Wednesdays & Saturdays / 9AM – 2PM.

If you have any questions about volunteering or would like to schedule a day to volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at either: 

volunteer@hfhmv.org / 330-743-7244 x103

How to Volunteer

What to Bring

We will provide everything you need! If you do decide to bring tools, please label them so you don’t accidentally make a “donation”. Some items you can bring, if you decide, are: water bottle, hammer, tape measure, pencil, knife, safety glasses, gloves, tool belt, and/or nail apron.

What to Wear

Dress for the weather. Shoes must be closed-toed, closed-healed, and not croc-like. Tennis shoes or work boots would be appropriate. Long hair must be tied up, and clothing must not be loose. No jewelry, with the exception of earring studs.

This is a construction site with limited access to running water – you are likely to get dirty. Please don’t wear anything you would hate to ruin!

What to Expect

When you arrive you will need to sign in, make a nametag, and complete the liability waiver. The orientation at 9:00AM will include information about Habitat, work assignments, and safety guidance.

There will be a tool trailer on-site for you to pick-up (and return) the tools you will need to complete your work assignment. There will also be a port-a-john and first aid kit if needed. A Construction Manager will be on-site leading the group and will have experienced volunteers leading small teams.

When to Arrive

Plan to arrive at 8:45AM.

Inclement Weather

We DO work when it’s cold, snowy, or rainy. If the weather is dangerous, however, we will cancel or move the crew to another location. Any cancellations or change in location will be relayed to your group leader and emailed to all who have registered online.

Download Liability Waiver

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ReStore Volunteer

The Struthers and Salem ReStores are always looking for dedicated volunteers.

Volunteers are needed Tuesday – Saturday / 9AM – 4PM.

If you would like to volunteer with one of the ReStores, please call:

Struthers: 330-755-2232 x106
Salem: 330-337-4808

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Volunteer Assignment Descriptions

Cashier Assistant

Thursday, Friday and Saturday / 9AM – 4PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting and assisting customers and assisting the Cashier
  • Keeping Customer Service Center organized. stocked and clean
  • Answering and taking messages – telephone experience required

Donation Pick-Up Assistant

Tuesday – Thursday / 9AM – 3PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Donation Pickup Driver with the loading and unloading donations
  • Screening products for usability and distributing donation receipts
  • Lifting up to 100 lbs
  • Taking responsibility and confidently make decisions
  • This position requires operation of a pallet jack and small hand tools along with the possibility of operating the box truck– required experience and qualifications necessary – Driver’s License required

Receiving and Processing Assistant

Tuesday – Saturday / 9AM – 4PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Loading and unloading donations
  • Safely lifting, sorting and cleaning donation
  • Assisting with customer service
  • Organizing and returning misplaced items to proper departments
  • Keeping floor area safe and clean for customers
  • Stocking showroom and keeping showroom clean
  • Recycling unusable merchandise, such as electronics and metal

Groundskeeper

Tuesday – Saturday / 9AM – 4PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Keeping property tidy, free of trash and unwanted debris
  • Operating a riding lawn mower, brush hog and weed whacker
  • Maintaining lawn and garden equipment

Housekeeper

Tuesday – Saturday / 9AM – 4PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning the ReStore, restrooms, office and kitchen
  • Emptying trash cans
  • Vacuuming and sweeping floors
  • Washing windows and dusting

ReStore Floor Worker

Thursday, Friday and Saturday / 9AM – 4PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning, repairing, sorting and applying safety measures to donated items
  • Stocking shelves
  • Properly placing items in departments
  • Keeping floors clean and free of debris

Customer Service Representative

Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 4PM

Supervisors: Volunteer Floor Supervisor and ReStore Manager

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Greeting and assisting customers
  • Being polite and courteous
  • Keeping showroom safe and organized

Volunteer Floor Supervisor

Tuesday – Saturday / 9AM – 4PM

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interfacing with ReStore staff by leading and coordinating daily duties for the Floor Workers
  • Utilizing Floor Workers to the best of their ability
  • Evaluating the condition and acceptability of incoming home décor and furniture donations
  • Maintaining overall appearance of departments and presentation of merchandise with safety in mind
  • Attending monthly meetings with ReStore Manager and Volunteer Coordinator