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ReStore Volunteer

Volunteer working in ReStore

ReStore® shares our mission to provide affordable housing solutions. Habitat for Humanity ReStore® is a nonprofit retail outlet that sells household goods and furniture at deep discounts, thus diverting tons of reusable materials from the landfill. Volunteers keep ReStore® going!

We welcome individual volunteers with many skills, capabilities and experience levels to volunteer with us one day at a time, or by making a longer-term commitment. Volunteers work in shifts from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday at ReStore Gaithersburg and 9:00am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm Tuesday through Sunday at ReStore Silver Spring. ReStore® is SSL and ACS approved.

ReStore® has two locations 9100 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20872 and 12006 B Plum Orchard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904

All ReStore volunteers must be 16 years old, or 14 to 15 years old with a parent or guardian.

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Volunteering at ReStore

ReStore volunteer tasks include taking in new merchandise and cleaning it in preparation for sale, testing merchandise for functionality, organizing merchandise on floor, moving merchandise and setting up displays, maintaining general orderliness and cleanliness of store and welcoming and assisting customers. Volunteers should expect hands-on work.

Opportunities for Groups

We welcome groups of up to ten volunteers to volunteer in the ReStore. We recommend that you schedule your group volunteer days at least one month in advance to ensure that your preferred day is available. Staff will provide an opportunity to learn more about the work of Habitat for Humanity in your community through an informational session at 1:00 pm, if requested. Contact Volunteer@HabitatMM.org for more information or to schedule your group volunteer day in the ReStore.

Internships and Assistantships

Habitat ReStore® has many unpaid internships available, including social media intern and more. Please contact Volunteer@HabitatMM.org to discuss internship openings and how to apply.

Truck Driver Assistant - ReStore® is looking for a motivated individual to help our drivers pick up large donations at least one day a week. This volunteer must be able to consistently lift at least 50 pounds. Why go to the gym when you could volunteer for ReStore?

Volunteer Policies

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, or at least 14 years old if accompanied by a parent or guardian willing to volunteer as well. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes and sturdy clothing that they don’t mind getting dirty. Long pants and shirts with sleeves are required. (High heels, sandals, shorts, leggings, yoga pants, tight or revealing clothing and clothing with inappropriate slogans will not be tolerated).  All volunteers must complete a waiver of liability prior to their first volunteer day. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian fill out our Volunteer Orientation Packet prior to volunteering.