ReStore Volunteer Information
Please take a moment to review our volunteer orientation and safety guidelines.
Don't see your question listed? Please let us know any additional questions you might have. We are happy to help.
What kinds of people can work at the ReStore?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We accept individuals and groups. Individuals older than 16 but younger than 18 must have parents sign a waiver. We cannot accept volunteers under the age of 16. Truck drivers must be at least 18.
Also, we welcome and accept:
- Senior Citizens and Retirement Community Groups - Volunteering at the ReStore can be a fun extracurricular activity.
- School Community Service - Habitat ReStore volunteer hours look great on a resume or college application!
- Business, Church, and Other Groups - It's always fun to volunteer with friends!
- Individuals who Need to Perform Community Service - We are happy to accommodate you with advance notice.
No experience necessary. We provide all the tools you need to do your job and enjoy your service hours.
Where should a volunteer check-in?
Volunteers can check in with customer service.
What about taking a break or rest-period?
Volunteers can utilize the break room, equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. Volunteers are encouraged to make sure to take breaks and a lunch as needed.
What if I can't make a shift?
We rely heavily on volunteers to help run the ReStore, but we understand things happen. If you cannot make your shift for any reason, we encourage you to please contact the ReStore as soon as possible (303) 776-3334.
Your safety is our top priority. We have some guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable volunteer experience.
We encourage volunteers to sign-up online before coming in for a shift. Volunteers who sign up for an AM shift may stay until a PM shift without needing to sign up online. Any volunteer who arrives without an online sign-up and/or a signed waiver cannot volunteer the same day.
New volunteers will be required to attend an orientation session. Volunteer orientations are available Monday through Friday on an as-needed basis, typically 9am, 12pm, or 3pm. If you need a custom time, please let us know. Call Hannah Williams to learn about the next available orientation training session (303) 682-2485 x111.
Promoting a Respectful Environment
Volunteers are expected to treat all employees, customers, donors, and other volunteers with respect, courtesy, and dignity. This includes refraining from offensive or insensitive language, physical and emotional violence. We expect our volunteers to maintain confidentiality of volunteers, staff, beneficiaries, donors, and community members.
What to Wear
Please wear appropriate working attire when volunteering at the ReStore. We are a casual environment. The ReStore can be dusty so you probably won't return home in the same pristine condition. We require volunteers to wear sturdy closed-toe shoes for your safety.
What to Bring
Feel free to bring a lunch, snacks, and/or water bottle. You can leave these in our refrigerator in the break room. Lockers available for personal belongings. Bring your own lock please.
Lifting Heavy Items
Be aware for certain positions you might do some heavy lifting. We provide you with the tools you need to lift items safely, but if you ever feel you cannot lift, please ask for assistance. Let us know if you have a physical limitation, and we will find an appropriate task.
If you encounter any situation that makes you uncomfortable, please inform a ReStore staff member immediately. You are not expected to handle unruly customer situations so always bring these to a staff member's attention.
- If you see a safety hazard, please inform ReStore staff immediately.
- Make sure a ladder is fully open and secure before use. Do not stand on the top rung.
- When lifting items, use the proper equipment and procedures. Utilize teamwork for an item that is too awkward or heavy for an individual. Use gloves.
- Please try to keep the aisles as clear as possible for everyone's safety.
- The Restore is not responsible for lost or damaged items. You are responsible for your personal belongings.
- If you are injured on site, please inform (or have someone inform) your supervisor immediately.
Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons
The ReStore is a zero tolerance environment for alcohol, drugs (including marijuana), and weapons. You may not possess or purchase alcohol or drugs on the premises or carry weapons of any kind in the St. Vrain Habitat ReStore or during a ReStore truck run.