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Recruiting Organization: Housing Works Inc.

Housing Works operates 9 thrift stores and a Bookstore & Cafe with the help of its selfless volunteers. We have 8 locations, including the Bookstore & Cafe in Manhattan and 2 in Brooklyn. Our thrift stores help generate revenue that provides funding for Housing Works' healthcare and housing programs.

Does this sound like something you'd like to get involved with? Express your interest with this form here:


Or by clicking the "I Want To Help" button above.

Want to screen with us for a volunteer role and volunteer ASAP? Follow the link below to our Screening Calendar and book a 20-minute conversation with our Volunteer Coordinator during the month of July.


Volunteering Details

When you volunteer for one of our stores, you play a pivotal role on the team as a:

• Category Expert: Most of our volunteers pick 2 kinds of items we have donated to our stores, like literature and housewares, to focus on as their subject expertise and assist our customers with.

• Merchandiser: You'll take point in keeping our departments organized and neat with your own creative style!

• Donations Pricing & Processing: You'll play an important role in getting items out onto the sales floor.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

• Our selfless volunteers receive a 25% discount on purchases in our stores,

• Flexible, manageable schedules for our Volunteers

• A well-managed experience & a valued place on our volunteer team,

All of our volunteers attend a New Volunteer Information Session, where our Volunteer Coordinators go over our organization and the volunteering roles we offer. Sign up via the form, or on VolunteerMatch to receive your invite to our info session.

We hold information sessions every Thursday.

Note: If you would like to work a shift that does not appear on our VolunteerMatch listing, contact us at volunteer@housingworks.org expressing your interest in volunteering with us and we would be more than happy to work within your availability.

Please send any questions to volunteer@housingworks.org, we're happy to help!

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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New York, NY 11201




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