ReStore Volunteer

Want to learn new skills, serve your community and help build a house all at the same time? Volunteer at the Northern Ocean Habitat ReStore! You’ll help the ReStore earn profits that build affordable homes, but you won’t have to swing a hammer or get your boots muddy. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, the ReStore is the place!

Volunteers take on a wide range of responsibilities and are vital to keep the ReStore operating as a successful retail outlet. We can find tasks for high school students, college students on break, adults with free time between jobs, and retired people looking for a reason to get out of the house. Choose from many fun volunteer opportunities to lend your time and talents! Explore how you can give back by volunteering at the ReStore by clicking the roles below! Contact the volunteer coordinator to sign-up for a volunteer orientation at 732-228-7962 ext. 110 or volunteercoordinator@nohfh.com.

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Handyman

  • ability to do minor repairs to furniture and facility
  • ability to hang mirrors, pictures and light fixtures
  • assist with pricing of construction items
  • spot cleaning furniture as necessary

Cashier

  • cashier duties and cash controls
  • answer telephones
  • learn pricing system
  • assisting customers with pleasant, helpful attitude
  • make sure ‘sold’ stickers are affixed to sold items

Art Department

  • responsible for taking all artwork off truck
  • pricing (utilizing computer price look-up, if necessary)
  • arranging art in attractive, safe manner
  • assist in pricing other collectibles/household items
  • assist customers with a pleasant, helpful attitude
  • expertise in art/collectibles a plus

Online Research & Sales

  • being available at truck unloading to identify specialty items to be priced
  • removing items to back office and do computer search to determine pricing
  • post items on Craigslist or other online sales sites
  • arranging items in attractive, safe manner
  • learn pricing system and price items as they come off truck
  • assist customers with a pleasant, helpful attitude

Warehouse Support

  • assist in moving furniture from trucks to warehouse
  • arranging furniture in warehouse
  • assuring ‘sold’ items are moved to appropriate area
  • must be able to lift 50 lbs.

ReStore Custodian

  • sweeping and mopping of front rooms of store
  • cleaning of bathrooms
  • dusting/cleaning of furniture and appliances
  • spot cleaning furniture as necessary
  • maintaining clean and tidy break area
  • work with warehouse personnel to assure an attractive, safe environment
  • Being alert for safety concerns

Pricer & Customer Service

  • learn pricing system and price items as them come off truck
  • assist customers with pleasant, helpful attitude
  • assist cashiers in making sure ‘sold’ stickers are affixed to sold items
  • light housekeeping duties

Truck Assistant

  • on-site pick up of in-kind donations
  • delivery of sold items
  • responsible for care of delivered/picked-up items
  • unload truck upon return to store
  • must be able to lift heavy furniture