Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley’s ReStore needs you.
Volunteer opportunities are always available with Habitat
for Humanity. The non-profit agency
builds homes for low to moderate income families to purchase with a 0% interest
and low monthly payments.
Volunteers play a huge role. They help build the
homes, work in the office, help out in the office, and work at the
The money from the ReStore is instrumental in supporting
Habitat’s home building mission and they need your help. The store would not exist without
volunteers. On a perfect day, they need
10 – 12 self-starters over the age of 16 and the schedule is extremely
flexible. Most volunteers work two to
four hour shifts. You can come once a week, once a month, or anytime that fits
your schedule. Even 15 minutes to come
sweep a floor is greatly appreciated.
The ReStore is a retail store, similar to a thrift store,
that takes gently used donated household and construction materials and resells
them at a significantly lower price than one would pay for a new item.
Items they sell include tools, appliances, furniture,
household fixtures, flooring, bathroom sinks and tubs, office chairs, outdoor
equipment, office equipment and that is not the entire list. The ReStore at 1249
13th St. in Salem is large and jam packed daily with great usable
items for homes and businesses.
Some of the tasks that volunteers take care of at the
ReStore are assisting customers find items, measuring if necessary and carrying
items to their cars. Volunteers also
assist with taking donations, placing items on the sales floor, driving a truck
to pick up donations in the community, arranging merchandise displays in
creative ways, repairing items, touching up furniture, and helping with the
recycling. The ReStore recycles all
types of metal and cardboard including bottles and cans for deposit.
The ReStore can sometimes accommodate groups of people such
as church youth or clubs that want to do volunteer work. This is a great team-building activity for
people in your work place or any other group and a great way to give back to
There are no special skills needed unless you are driving
one of the trucks. Then all you need is
a regular driver’s license and a good driving record. There is a volunteer waiver form for all to
fill out with emergency contact information. You will receive a volunteer
Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette
Valley ReStore is an easy way to get started helping local families realize
their dream of homeownership. As you
give your time and effort to the ReStore, you build friendships and
community. By doing jobs that would
normally need to be paid, you allow the ReStore to give even more of the
proceeds to help local families become homeowners.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Habitat for
Humanity ReStore at 1249 13th St. in Salem, OR you can call
503-485-4845 or just drop in and talk to Chris, Corlan, Jacob or Joe. For more information about Habitat for
Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley go online to www.salemhabitat.org.