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Volunteering at ReStore offers you the opportunity to help Essex County Habitat for Humanity deliver on its mission of building simple, safe and affordable homes for deserving, working families throughout the Essex County. ReStore functions as our discount outlet with all profits supporting our local Habitat for Humanity. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm. We have two locations - one in Lawrence and one in Peabody.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Donation Intake - receives donations.
Furniture Repair - ability to make minor repairs to ready furniture donations for sale.
Cashier - receive payment via cash, credit cards and debit cards. Wrap and package items.
Customer Service Representative - assist customers with their selection of items for their homes or offices.
Movers - assist customers to get their purchases to their vehicles.
Art Volunteers- stage and hang artwork, china, and better glassware.
Building Maintenance- dusting, cleaning, mopping, etc. of public areas of the building.
The ReStore always has special projects and odd-jobs to do. They might include building corrals to display doors and windows, constructing a rack to display lumber, assembling ceiling fans, cleaning appliances, or making minor repairs to cabinets and vanities.
We believe that a stable community begins with home ownership. By giving this opportunity to economically disadvantaged people in our community, we are enabling them to take control of their lives. Habitat’s ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the world by providing homeownership opportunities to those in need. Essex County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global nonprofit housing ministry that works in partnership with people in need to build or renovate simple decent homes. Habitat for Humanity is founded on the conviction that everyone should have a safe and decent place to live. Our programs bring people together - both at the community level and in the broader society (government, civic organizations, the general public, etc.) to build homes to be owned by families in the communities we serve in Essex County.
We form unique partnerships between volunteer builders, skilled craftsmen, individual donors, faith communities, businesses, and prospective homeowners. Each Habitat homeowner must complete 300 hours of "sweat"equity working vith volunteers to build their own home, homes for other famlies, while also completing a series of morgage and personal finance classes.