If you have a free day or a few hours during the week, the Habitat Orlando ReStore has many volunteer opportunities. There is a need for safe drivers to pick up donations, friendly volunteers to assist customers, and volunteers who like to organize to arrange incoming donations and help put items on display.
There are several different volunteer needs at the ReStore you can register for any of them on our website
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I wear to volunteer at the ReStore?
A: Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes (athletic shoes or boots are best, no ballet slippers, heels, clogs, sandals, ect.)
Q: I’ll be there all day should I bring my lunch?
A: Yes you can bring your lunch we provide a refrigerator and microwave for your use. There are also several lunch options close by and there is a café and a McDonalds within walking distance.
Q: I would love to get my family involved. Can I bring my kids along with me?
A: The minimum age to volunteer at the ReStore is 18. However, the minimum age to volunteer on the construction site is 16 and older and for youth ages 5-15 we have a youth program.
Q: Can I bring a group to volunteer?
A: Certainly! We have groups of up to 10 people volunteer at the ReStore. Please contact the store 407-426-7192 to set up a time for your group to volunteer. Please note all volunteer groups must be scheduled in advance.
Q: What will I be doing while I volunteer?
A: It varies. Your tasks may include: helping unload donations from vehicles, moving items to the store floor, assisting in pricing items, assisting in creating displays, greeting customers/ answering questions, reorganizing/ cleaning departments, helping customers to their vehicles with their new purchases, and much more.
Q: How does my time help Habitat?
A: Every task a volunteer does replaces the time of paid staff. This means that you are keeping our overhead cost down, and allowing us to give more of the money spent at the ReStore to Habitat Orlando so we can build more homes!
Q: I have a special skill that I think would be helpful to Habitat, but I don’t see a category anywhere under the volunteer job descriptions. How can I help using that skill?
A: Contact the store to find out where you can help. OBT 407-426-7192, E. Colonial 407-480-2493.
Q: Where can I put my belongings?
A: We don’t have a secure area for personal belongings it is best to lock everything but your keys in your car.
Q: What if I can’t make it?
A: If there is any reason you are unable to volunteer for a time you signed up for please contact the ReStore as soon as possible. If there is ever any questions about whether the ReStore will be open (inclement weather, holiday, ect.) please call the ReStore OBT store 407-426-7192 or E. Colonial Store 407-480-2493.
Want to volunteer at the ReStore? Call 407-426-7192 or register online.