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Kitchen Salvage Service Crew (aka Deconstruction)

(Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph)

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Position ID: V-GUE1718 Last Modified: 01 May 2021 Last Full Update: 01 May 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementBuilding homes, Building community
ContactRachel Hopf, Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist, Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington; Phone: 519-767-9752 ext 36; Email:
DutiesThe Kitchen Salvage Service crew (also known as the deconstruction crew) helps remove kitchen components from local homes and businesses, and loads it onto the ReStore truck, so that the kitchen can be donated to the Habitat ReStore. When the ReStore sells these kitchens, the funds support Habitat for Humanity's mission of building affordable homes in our community.  
Kitchen Salvage Service Crew members are ambassadors of the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity. They will be trained on proper processes, including safety measures. Crew members agree that the donor's home/business and donation is to be treated with care and respect. 
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Sustainable Development GoalsResponsible Consumption and Production
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BenefitsHabitat for Humanity builds safe, decent, affordable homes to provide families a hand up to break the cycle of poverty. They do this with the support and assistance of volunteers, donors of goods to the ReStores, individual donors, corporate partners, and the community. They respect the diversity in generations, genders, ethnicities, races, languages, abilities, orientations and skills that their employees and volunteers reflect. They embrace a culture of inclusion, partnership, and engagement establishing meaningful connections with employees and the volunteers they rely on in a way that adds value to their lives. 
Many other benefits come from volunteering with the Kitchen Salvage crew, including: relationship-building, making a positive environmental impact (the Habitat ReStore diverts thousands of pounds of waste from the dump), developing/improving your own skills, gaining experience, earning volunteer hours for various community service requirements, the opportunity to receive letters of recommendation, and more!
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestBuilding & Construction ; Manual Labour / Physical Labour
Skills/ExperienceCustomer Service ; Team Work ; Willing to train Kitchen Salvage Service Crew members. However, some basic tool knowledge and skills would be an asset. Crew members must be willing to work with others and should be able to lift 20-35lbs.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) - A few kitchen tear-out shifts a month, minimum of 3 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours12 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Salvage/Deconstruction Crews are scheduled on an as needed basis, with roughly one week’s notice. Tear-outs usually take place Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. In general, a kitchen tear-out requires 3-4 hours to complete. We require you to complete our mandatory safety training and orientation before you begin volunteering.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationGuelph, Wellington County
Number of PositionsDufferin County: 6 individual(s) ; Guelph: 6 individual(s) ; Wellington County: 6 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; We require you to complete our mandatory safety training and orientation before you begin volunteering.
TransportationNear public transit ; Transportation provided
CostSteel toed boots required; speak to Habitat about borrowing a pair from the store!
Police CheckRequired
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Start DateOn or after 03 May 2021
Display Until31 Dec 2021
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Organization NameHabitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
Office PhoneAdministrative office 519-767-9752
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Suite 100B
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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