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About the Position
Position Number: 94
Position Title: Stratford ReStore Volunteer
Organization Name: Habitat For Humanity Heartland Ontario
Area(s) of Interest: Maintenance/Trades, Retail Sales/Donations
Position Description: There are many opportunities for you to get involved at our Stratford ReStore. Here is an overview of the main ones currently open.

RESTORE WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT: Lend a hand to the ReStore as Warehouse Assistant. Work with staff and other volunteers to ensure donations are placed and ready for processing. All you need is a friendly attitude, willingness to help with projects and the ability to learn new skills. Retail experience and knowledge of building materials are helpful, but not required. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.

CASHIER, CUSTOMER SERVICE VOLUNTEER: Our Cashiers are front and center, helping customers, answering questions and gaining valuable experience in customer service while having fun! The candidate must have strong customer service and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to make change and operate a cash register. Experience working in a retail store environment is desirable but we can provide training. Current police check is required for this position.

ASSISTANT TRUCK DRIVER: Represent Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario through courteous interactions with potential donors and customers to support our mission and support ReStore operations. Pickup and unload donations and assist the Truck Driver with making deliveries for the ReStore in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

DECONSTRUCTION AND SALVAGE CREW: To stock our ReStores we rely on the generous donations of materials from individual donors. Our hands-on deconstruction team goes into various neighbourhoods across the counties to safely remove kitchens, doors, windows, bathrooms and more from renovators and individuals who are undertaking a renovation. The items are then brought back to resell in our ReStores. Always interesting and never in the same place. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in basic carpentry, or willing to learn, and have transportation- as some areas are not accessible by bus. References required for this position.
Goal of Position: Every volunteer makes a difference!
Our ReStore is a retail store concept that sells new and gently used donated home furnishings and renovation materials at 50-80% off the original retail price. ReStore proceeds support Habitat’s mission of helping hard working, families build a brighter future through affordable homeownership.

The ReStore also plays an important role in environmental stewardship by actively re-cycling, re-purposing and diverting tons of materials from landfills annually.

The success of our organization depends on the service of more than 100 dedicated volunteers that support our ReStores.
Position Benefits: Gain practical experience in an retail environment to gain valuable work experience. Meet new people and network with like-minded individuals
while giving back to your community!
Training Details: Specific Orientation: Confidentiality, Code of Conduct, Conflict Resolution, Health & Safety.
Position Qualifications: READY TO START? Hold on, here are a few things you need to know!
• Must be at least 16 years old.
• Willingness and ability to learn new skills.
• Own a pair of steel toed boots.
• Ability to lift and carry at least 20 pounds.
• Use of conversational English.
Time Commitment: Week Day Morning, Weekend Morning, Anytime
Duration: Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Time Detail: Flexible shifts available Monday to Saturday
Min Age: 16
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Youth, Newcomers
Location: 598 Lorne Avenue East, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Stratford, North Perth, East Perth, West Perth, All of Perth
Police Check: No
Accessibility: Completely accessible building, located on bus route.
How to Apply
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.habitat4home.ca
Contact: Kendra Forrest
Phone: 5194556623 Ext. 207
Address: 598 Lorne Avenue East Stratford, N5A 6S5



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