Volunteer

Want to learn new skills, serve your community and help build a house all at the same time? Volunteer at the Morris Habitat ReStore in Randolph, NJ! You’ll help the ReStore team earn profits that build affordable homes, but you won’t have to swing a hammer or get your boots muddy. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in or near Randolph, NJ, the ReStore is the place!

Volunteers take on a wide range of responsibilities and are vital to keep the Morris ReStore operating as a successful retail outlet. The Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore offers volunteer opportunities for high school students, college students, adults with free time between jobs, and retired people looking for a reason to get out of the house. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer without a chaperone in the store. Volunteers between 14-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Choose from many fun volunteer opportunities in Randolph, NJ, with our Morris Restore organization to lend your time and talents:

  • Donations Office Assistant: Be a donation previewer and answer questions about potential furniture donations to the store.
  • Warehouse Support: Help with pricing and appraising, floor assistance or furniture repairs.
  • Cashier/Concierge/Greeter: Work cash register proficiently, know sales promotions for the day, direct customers to the concierge desk, answer general questions and guide customers through store.
  • Truck Driver Assistant: Assist on one of our box trucks to pick up donations to bring back to the ReStore. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Art Department: Help with the pricing and display of art work.
  • Lighting Department: Help with the pricing and display of various lighting fixtures and lamps.
  • Customer Service Support: Assist shopping customers with current sales promotions and answer general questions.
  • ReStore Collection Team: Research items to determine value, monitor and update store, speak to potential donors and help to ship and photograph items. We are also looking for subject experts in areas such as art, coins and valuables.

Current Volunteer Needs

  • Art Volunteers: Research items to determine value, stage and hang artwork, arrange the displays of china and better glassware.
  • Lighting Department Assistants: Assemble, test, price and organize the display of various lighting fixtures and lamps.
  • Cashiers: Ring up customers while providing customer service.
  • Greeters: Greeting customers as they enter the store, providing customer support to customers in the ReStore.

Volunteer Hours

We need volunteers for mornings and afternoons Tuesday through Saturday and for evening shifts until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Although most shifts are 4 hours, the minimum shift is 2 hours. We are always happy to welcome regular volunteers who return for several days a week.

We also have special projects suitable for groups of 5 to 10 people who are looking for volunteer opportunities. Possible tasks could include rearranging our floor displays, giving the store an overall cleaning, or helping on days of major sales events. Contact Ben Roberts: ben.roberts@morrishabitat.org to inquire about scheduling your group.

Volunteer Rewards

First and foremost, you will have the warm feeling that comes from making a difference in the lives of others. More practical rewards include:

  • 10% discount for volunteers on ReStore purchases
  • The chance to see new donations on the first day they are for sale
  • Parties and celebrations to honor our volunteers
  • Making new friends with your co-workers
  • The possibility of moving into a paid position

Become a Volunteer

Please go to our Volunteer Calendar and register as a new volunteer.

All volunteers must sign up for a two-hour first-time training shift, held Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 6:00-8:00 p.m. or Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. On the Volunteer Opportunities calendar page, click on the next available date in the column headed “ReStore/Training” to sign up.

Review the Attire and Safety requirements on the Volunteer Calendar.

ReStore volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer in the store. Youth volunteers ages 14 or 15 years old need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone. One adult chaperone is required for every 5 youth.

After your training you will be able to sign up for a volunteer shift. You’ll be ready to have fun while working to help Morris Habitat raise funds to build homes.

 
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