ReStore Assistant - Mount Forest

(Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph)

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Position ID: V-GUE1794 Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 10 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementBuilding homes, Building comunity
ContactMadeleine Marques, Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph; Phone: 519-767-9752 ext 21; Email:
DutiesReStore Assistants are needed to work with ReStore staff and other volunteers to assist customers and donors. You will also put together products, merchandise products, clean and organize sections of the store, aid customers in carrying and loading purchases into their vehicles, receive donation, and test electronics and appliances. For those who are interested in computers, please let staff know. You can become involved in the online retail initiatives. 
Are you interested in becoming a cashier? Let Habitat know! Volunteers who have completed a minimum number of hours in the store, and have interviewed with the Director of ReStores and returned a police records check may be invited to train at the cash desk.
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BenefitsHabitat for Humanity builds safe, decent, affordable homes to provide families a hand up to break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity does this with the assistance of volunteers, donors of goods to our ReStores, individual donors, corporate partners, and the community. They embrace a culture of partnership and engagement establishing meaningful long-term connections with employees and the volunteers they rely on in a way that adds value to their lives.  
Many benefits exist while volunteering at the ReStore including: relationship building, working for an organization with a significant environmental impact (ReStore diverts thousands of pounds of waste from the dump), directly impacting the work of Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (including the capacity to build more homes in our area), improved sales knowledge, usable volunteer hours for various community service requirements, in-store discount, letters of recommendation, etc.
ClientsReStore customers and donors include a diverse demographic of youth and seniors, high income and low income, new Canadians, ReStore staff and ReStore volunteers.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Families ; Groups
Areas of InterestCustomer / Sales Services ; Finance / Cash Handling ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Poverty & Homelessness
Skills/ExperienceHabitat is always willing to train ReStore Assistants; however, experience in any of the following areas would be an asset to the position: cash register, shipping and receiving, computers, merchandising, customer service/retail sales. ReStore Assistants should be: friendly, helpful, knowledgeable about store product, handy, able to work in teams and in a fast-paced environment, able to be on their feet and occasionally do some heavy lifting.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00am-5:00pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00am-5:00pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00am-5:00pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00am-5:00pm) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon (9:00am-5:00pm) 
During the listed ReStore hours, volunteers are encouraged to select a 2-4 hour shift, or "After School" shift. Please let Habitat for Humanity know if you require more flexibility.
SeasonsYear Round
Location286 Main Street S., Mount Forest
Number of PositionsMount Forest: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job
TransportationMust provide own transportation to and from the store
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsSteel toe shoes are required and some sizes are available on site for volunteers to use. Mandatory safety training is required prior to your first shift.
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Organization NameHabitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
Office PhoneAdministrative office 519-767-9752
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104 Dawson Rd, Suite 100B
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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