Guelph ReStore - The Studio

(Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph)

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Position ID: V-GUE2383 Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 Last Full Update: 16 Aug 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementBuilding homes, Building community
ContactAndrea McCallum, Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph; Phone: 519-767-9752 ext 21; Email:
DutiesThe Studio Series is a unique Habitat for Humanity initiative where volunteers unleash their creativity and talents to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind, re-purposed pieces. Duties may include, assisting with product assembly and repair or re-purposing/up-cycling furniture.
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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 assistance of volunteers, donors of goods to their ReStores, individual donors, corporate partners, and the community. The organization embraces a culture of partnership and engagement establishing meaningful long-term connections with employees and the volunteers. 
Many benefits exist while volunteering at the ReStore Studio 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 the area), improved sales knowledge, usable volunteer hours for various community service requirements, in-store discount, letters of recommendation, etc.
ClientsReStore customers (including a diverse demographic of youth and seniors, high income and low income, and new Canadians), ReStore staff, ReStore volunteers.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Building & Construction ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Maintenance / Repair ; Poverty & Homelessness
Skills/ExperienceCreativity ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Habitat is always willing to train new skills; however, experience in any of the following areas would be an asset to the position: carpentry, woodworking, painting, product assembly, & experience using hand/power tools..
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
Location104 Dawson Rd. Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Safety training and orientation to be provided
TransportationNear public transit
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
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Suite 100B
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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