Do you do jigsaw puzzles on a Saturday night? Do you have an eye for knick knacks? You might just be the perfect person to help sort and process our ReStore’s small hardware and other oddities. We are looking for a volunteer with a flair for organization and precision to help us sort, match, and bag the high volume of small items our store receives.
Our ReStores raise funds to help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in the Portland Metro area. We keep usable materials out of the waste stream by selling donated new and used building materials and home furnishings for a fraction of retail price.
Supervision and Support Plan:
This position requires a ReStore orientation and training by a staff member. This will take place on site during a scheduled shift. Bagging Specialists will report directly to the Assistant Manager of the store, and additional support will be provided by the Store Manager as needed. Bagging Specialists will be expected to volunteer in the store for two weeks (at least 1 four hours shift per week) before assuming the role, so as to orient them thoroughly to the ins and outs of our operation.
To help foster a great shopping experience by keeping our store clean and easy to shop.
To maintain consistency in our presentation and organization of small hardware and other miscellaneous items.
To assist with the processing of donations in a timely manner.
To understand the mission of Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore, and be willing to communicate to others
To be a courteous and professional representative of Habitat
To sort and bag donations in a logical manner to ensure bagged items are profitable.
Start and end date for assignment: This opportunity is ongoing but we do ask for a minimal weekly commitment of at least one four hour shift for a few months.
Desired abilities, skills and/or experience:
Must be comfortable communicating with various individuals of all backgrounds.
Must be courteous and professional.
Previous experience in retail a plus, but not required.
Knowledge of small hardware, including cabinetry, windows, doors, and tools preferred, but not required. Being open to learning is great too!
Help the ReStore keep valuable materials out of the landfill to sell in our stores where we can help support the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
Meeting a variety of people, and work with an amazing crew of staff and volunteers.
Staff and Volunteers enjoy 25% off of regular price (non discounted) items after 16 hours of volunteer service!
Please submit an application for the location nearest you at www.pdxrestore.org/volunteer
- Interior / Exterior Design
- Retail / Sales
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- At least one four-hour shift per week