People donate all manner of goods to ReStore Chicago: construction materials, vintage furniture, power tools, antique collectibles, just about everything! Working alongside our team, you'll make sure that donors and customers have an exceptional experience as they drop off or pick up merchandise at the receiving door.
If you've got an eye for detail and love to work with others to achieve a shared goal, this is the role for you. In this position, you will help us move, clean, and assemble donations as they arrive. The work is straight-forward and very fun with the right attitude. Gain some warehouse experience and meet new people all at once!
The ReStore is open to the public during the pandemic and our team is taking that seriously. Before volunteering, individuals must agree and abide by our COVID-19 safety waiver. Masks and gloves are required inside the facility at all times and our staff is working tirelessly to clean and sanitize surfaces daily.
To get started, you'll need to sign up and register for ReStore Volunteer 101, our orientation shift held weekly. During this training shift, you'll shadow a staff member in our warehouse to learn the ins and outs of receiving donated goods and preparing them for resale. Once you have that under your belt, you'll be able to register for all the shifts that fit your schedule.
The purpose of ReStore Chicago is to contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity by building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We raise funds by selling donated home goods to the public at largely reduced rates, funneling 100% of the proceeds into Habitat for Humanity Chicago's efforts to support our city. When you support your local ReStore by shopping, donating or volunteering, you're not just supporting your local community, you’re helping to provide assistance to the 259,000 people facing critical housing needs in Chicago.
The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity's ecosystem in action - every purchase, donation and volunteer hour breathes life into our mission. Each simple yet significant act contributes to bringing safe, affordable housing to the 1 in 10 Chicagoans who need assistance.
Every year, ReStore Chicago diverts over 800 tons of goods from the landfill and reinvests half a million dollars directly into the communities that need it most.
We invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to volunteer at our location at 6040 N Pulaski. From customer service to merchandising to event planning, ReStore Chicago offers a variety of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills.
In addition to helping families create safe, decent, and affordable housing, you can expect a fun and rewarding time while volunteering. It’s a great place to interact with staff and volunteers while engaging with your community. Opportunities are available Tuesday through Sunday all year round, as well as during special events at trade shows and exhibitions.
You can sign up today by visiting our volunteer portal and registering for ReStore Volunteer 101. Take the first step in becoming a ReStore Chicago volunteer now: volunteer.habitatchicago.org
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We'll work with your schedule.
6040 N. Pulaski RoadChicago, IL60646
April 2, 2021
Orientation or Training
Work on your own schedule! We accept volunteers Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm. There is no minimum time commitment, stay for a few hours or work all day!
Closed-toed/closed-heel shoes are required. Some tasks may require heavy lifting; volunteers should be able to lift/push/pull at least 10 lbs.