Volunteer with 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 $1 million in each year. Those proceeds go directly to Habitat Wake’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 Wake County 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.

Why volunteer?

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.

We need volunteers in all six ReStores.

Opportunities include:

  • Cashier – answer the phone, ring up sales, and sometimes work on small projects at the counter;

  • Sales Floor Associate – help load items, move furniture and assist in organizing product sections for better visibility and shopping experience;

  • Merchandiser – assist in receiving donations, processing donations or testing items and preparing them for the sales floor;

  • Donation Receiver – assist the donations procurement team in unloading donations and organizing the back room; and  

  • Light Repair – some items require maintenance such as tightening screws/bolts/knobs, securing table or chair legs, and other miscellaneous “tinkering.”

  • Greeter/Customer Service Associate -- greet customers as they come in the store, help them find specific items, explain store policies, answer the phone.

If you have related experience or if you’re willing to learn, you will make an excellent addition to the Wake ReStore team! We are looking for individuals 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.

Doing academic or court-ordered community service?

Habitat Wake is a non-profit organization and volunteering with our organization can fulfill most community service requirements.

Students (age 16 or older) who need volunteer hours as part of their curriculum can earn them at any of our six ReStores.

Court-ordered community service hours can be completed at the ReStores in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Fuquay, Wake Forest, and Glenwood Ave. after attending a mandatory orientation session. We accurately track your hours and provide you with the paperwork needed to certify your completion of any required service.

We hold half-hour mandatory orientation sessions at each store location each week, although it is best to call ahead and speak with the manager to confirm that they are able to accommodate you. You must attend the mandatory orientation session at the store in which you plan on completing your service hours. You cannot begin any community service hours until you have attended an orientation session.

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday at 10:30 a.m.