Volunteering with the ReStore

The Habitat ReStore depends on enthusiastic volunteers for everything from helping customers to arranging merchandise. Whether you enjoy interacting with the public or prefer tinkering behind the scenes, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. Habitat for Humanity volunteers- both on the construction site and in the Habitat ReStore- have helped many Lafayette families realize their dreams of owning a decent, affordable home. Join us in our mission to eliminate poverty housing in our community and the world by volunteering at the Habitat ReStore! Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to schedule a shift.

Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift!

You can find descriptions of our current volunteer opportunities below. If you see something that interests you, or if you have skills to help us improve the ReStore, give us a call at (337) 261-5041 ext. 7205, or send us an email.

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities

Cashier Assistant
The Cashier works at the sales counter to assist customers through the purchase process. Below are some common tasks that may be performed by the cashier. Primary Tasks: • Greet customers and answer questions • Answer phone calls • Operate the cash register • Process purchases Qualifications: • Good communication skills • Friendly and helpful attitude • Previous cash handling experience preferred • Ability to do light lifting • Ability to stand for an extended period of time Hours Needed: • Minimum of one (1) shift per week • Shifts are 8:30 am- 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm • Retail hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older for this leadership volunteer position
Sales Floor Assistant
The Sales Assistant provides customer assistance and helps to maintain the sales floor, including arranging and/or moving merchandise as needed. Below are some common tasks that may be performed by the sales assistant. However, we welcome volunteers to help in whichever areas they feel most proficient! Primary Tasks: • Meet and greet customers • Provide general assistance to customers, answer customer questions, and directing customers to the appropriate department/staff member • Assist customers through the purchase process in coordination with the cashier • Maintain organization and cleanliness of sales floor • Arrange decorate displays and merchandise Qualifications: • Excellent people skills • Friendly and helpful attitude • Ability to stand for an extended period of time Hours Needed: • Minimum of one (1) shift per week • Shifts are 8:30 am- 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm • Retail hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older for this leadership volunteer position
Donations Assistant
The Donations Assistant works with staff to process incoming donations. Below are some common tasks that may be performed by the donations assistant. However, we welcome volunteers to help in whichever areas they feel most proficient in! Primary Tasks: • Assistance with donation pick-ups • Accompanying the ReStore truck driver to pick up donations • Assisting with unloading of donated items • Cleaning, testing, and prepping donations • Moving donations to the sales floor Qualifications: • Friendly and helpful attitude • Ability to lift 50 pounds • Ability to work in a warehouse environment • Ability to stay on feet for an extended period of time Hours Needed: • Minimum of one (1) shift per week • Shifts are 8:30 am- 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm • Donation hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older for this leadership volunteer position

Additional Opportunities

– Donation Processing: Assist with accepting donations in our in-store donation drop-off area, provides receipts to donors, and help clean and price items.
– Merchandising: Requires someone with a good eye and a bit of creativity to help us figure out the best ways to display our items for sale.
– Cashier: Cashiers need to be friendly, detail oriented, and willing to learn a Point of Sale system.
– Furniture Repair: We sometimes receive furniture in need of minor repairs. If you’d like to put your woodworking skills to good use, we will provide the tools and the furniture!