Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Apex ReStore! The store expansion will almost double our sales floor space, which means we need new volunteers to help us process donations, run the cash register, and merchandise product.
Why the ReStores?
Habitat Wake ReStores rank first in the nation out of more than 750 ReStores -- an achievement that would have been impossible without our dedicated volunteers. The ReStores raise more than $2.5 million in each year. Those proceeds go directly to Habitat’s mission to build safe, affordable homes in our community in partnership with hardworking families, donors and volunteers. When you volunteer with the ReStores, you are lending your special skills to help your Triangle neighbors. The ReStores are a perfect place for volunteers who don’t necessarily want to swing a hammer but still want to support Habitat Wake’s mission.
The benefits of volunteering are well-documented and include:
Better health: People who volunteered spent 38 percent fewer nights in the hospital over the course of two years than non-volunteers.
Better time management: According to the Harvard Business Review, giving your time to others can make you feel more ‘time affluent’ and less time-constrained than wasting your time, spending it on yourself, or even getting a windfall of free time.
New skills and an improved resume: By staying engaged in the in the working world and learning new skills, volunteering can help individuals seeking employment land a new job.
Make new friends and stay young: Research shows that individuals with higher social engagement tend to have higher cognitive function as well.
Did we convince you?
Here are some of our opportunities:
Cashier: ring up sales, answer the phone, and work on small projects at the counter.
Sales Floor Associate: move furniture, organize product sections for better visibility, help load items, help make the store look great.
Customer Service Associate: greet customers and help find items, explain store policies, answer the phone.
Donation Receiver: unload and organize donations, prepare items for the sales floor (includes testing and doing minor repairs).
If you have related experience or if you’re willing to learn, you will make an excellent addition to the ReStore team! We are looking for individuals 18 years or older who would like to lend a hand, enjoy working with others and have flexibility that they can volunteer between two and six hours at a time.