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Habitat ReStore Assistant Shipper and Receiver Volunteer Role

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Recruiting Organization: Habitat for Humanity GTA

Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area

Habitat for Humanity GTA is a local organization with a global vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. We mobilize communities to help working families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives for families in the GTA. Since 1988. Habitat GTA has built 25 new communities, providing a hand up to hundreds of families so parents and children can have a safe, decent and affordable place to call home. To learn more, visit

Habitat ReStore

In support of Habitat for Humanity GTA’s homebuilding activity, we operate a network of social enterprise home improvement stores called Habitat ReStore. Our 12 locations across the GTA procure and sell new and used donated home furnishings, appliances, and renovation materials. Proceeds from sales help cover the cost to build homes, which allows donor dollars to go directly towards our mission. The Habitat ReStore model reduces the need for the production of new furniture and further stress on our supply of natural resources. It extends the value of quality, new and used furniture and household items and limits unnecessary waste, decreasing our collective carbon footprint.

Description of Position:

The Assistant Shipper and Receiver Volunteer position supports and assists the shipment and receipt of all products, materials, and supplies. This role interacts with customers and staff that come in to the ReStore with a welcoming smile and helping hands.

What you need to know:

 All volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old.

 Volunteers under the age of 18 require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

 Shifts are self-scheduled via online registration. Minimum shift is 4 hours.

 Morning, afternoon and weekend shifts are available.

Store Locations: Brampton: 3-268 Rutherford Rd. S North York: 1120 Caledonia Rd.

Duties Include:

 Collaborates and communicates with customer service representative, service provider, and

others involved in the shipment and receipt of products.

 Assists the shipment and receipt of all products, materials, and supplies.

 Due to the physical nature of some of the tasks required, ReStore volunteers may be asked to lift

heavy objects (bathroom fixtures, windows, doors, etc.)

 Able to lift 10-20 pounds and be on your feet for several hours at a time.

 Assist with E-Commerce and other outgoing shipments.

 Pack, secure and protect outgoing shipments according to HFH GTA process.

 Maintain a clean, neat, and member-ready area.

 Promptly unload truck and deliveries and sort and stock receivables.

 Engages with vendors and drivers with a positive attitude.

 Provides additional backup support for shipping and receiving departments.

 Volunteers are required to wear CSA approved green label safety shoes.

 Come with a willingness to learn from experienced volunteers and staff and to work as part of a


 A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not

always glamorous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

 Strong commitment to customer service

 Able to work with a diverse team

 Have excellent verbal communication and the ability to effectively communicate with staff

members and volunteers

 A positive attitude, enthusiasm, and friendly

 Understanding of the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it

 Be prepared to wear all the required personal protective equipment while in the ReStore

 Be able to attend an orientation session prior to start day

 All volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age

Training Provided by Habitat

 Attendance to an orientation session is required prior to starting an official volunteer shift.

Position Benefits:

 Meet new people and network with like-minded individuals

 Increase your skills in customer service

 Sharpen your public speaking skills

 Meet hundreds (maybe even thousands) of new people each year

 Receive access to exclusive volunteer opportunities and Habitat events

 Become a critical part of the Habitat for Humanity GTA as well as getting to know our staff, Future

Homeowners and volunteers

 Give back to your community and help raise funds for affordable homeownership

If interested please email your resume and cover letter to

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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