Volunteer Role
Become a ReStore Volunteer

    The ReStore is Habitat for Humanity's ecosystem in action - every purchase, donation and volunteer hour breathes life into our mission. Each simple yet significant act contributes to bringing safe, affordable housing to the 1 in 10 Chicagoans who need assistance.

    By accepting donations of new and slightly used home furniture and building materials, ReStore Chicago diverts over 800 tons of goods from the landfill every year and reinvests half a million dollars directly into the communities that need it most.

    We invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to volunteer at our location at 6040 N Pulaski. From donation processing to building operations to item merchandising, ReStore Chicago offers a variety of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills.

    In addition to helping families create safe, decent, and affordable housing, you can expect a fun and rewarding time while volunteering. It’s a great place to interact with staff and volunteers while engaging directly with your community. Opportunities are available Tuesday through Sunday all year round, as well as during special events at trade shows and exhibitions.

    6040 N Pulaski Ave, Chicago IL 60646

    Come prepared to work hard, ask questions, and make a difference at Habitat Chicago’s home goods thrift store. 

    Duties vary depending on the donations we receive, but on a typical day, volunteers might:

    • Assess, test, clean, and make repairs to donated items in our Processing Department
    • Help donors load purchases while unloading and staging donations at our Receiving Door
    • Assist with facility maintenance as part of our Building Operations team
    • Organize the sales floor and answer customer questions with the Merchandising team
    DependableDetail OrientedTeam Player
    Welcome/OrientationProgram Specific Training

    The minimum age to volunteer at ReStore Chicago is 14, with anyone under the age of 16 requiring an adult chaperone.

    Closed-toe/closed-heel shoes are required while working inside the ReStore at all times. Volunteers may consider wearing work boots, but it is not required.

    Some tasks may require heavy lifting; volunteers should be able to lift/push/pull at least 15 lbs.

    Some tasks may require occasional work outside. We recommend dressing in layers appropriate for the weather and in clothing you don't mind getting dirty.