Volunteer at the ReStore
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells donated furniture, appliances, and home improvement items to the public at low-cost. Proceeds help fund the construction of Habitat homes. Volunteers at the ReStore will help process donations, move merchandise, greet and assist customers, clean, repair and refurbish donations along with a variety of other tasks. For more information, check our ReStore page.
We need volunteers on a regular basis, Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:30am-5pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Explore the calendar below for “ReStore Volunteers Needed” for an available individual volunteer date.
Complete and submit a volunteer application.
Volunteer at a Construction Site
The most popular volunteer activity is helping on the construction site. You’ll work alongside our construction team and partner families from 8:30am to 3:30pm on your build day to help construct Habitat houses.
No previous construction skills are expected. Our skilled site supervisors and construction staff will provide the necessary tools, training, and safety information on site. Please consult the FAQ and Individual Volunteer Manual to review additional items including proper dress, food and drink.
Individual build days tend to fill up very quickly. We would like to give everyone the chance to volunteer, but safety comes first on our construction sites, and consequently we must limit the number of volunteers so that everyone is properly supervised. If you are unable to find a date that fits your schedule, look for opportunities volunteering with our ReStore. Please keep checking back as new opportunities will come up.
Individual Volunteer Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
What skills are required?
When can I volunteer?
Where can I volunteer?
Can individuals sign up for a day listed as "Group Needed"?
I have a couple of friends who want to volunteer together. Should we register as a group or as individuals?
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Do you ask for a donation when we volunteer?
What will I do volunteering at the ReStore?
Where do I build?
What will happen when I arrive at the site?
How long do build days last?
Is my work day cancelled if rain or snow is predicted?
How often can I volunteer?
What should I bring?
- Proper Dress: Wear comfortable clothing and expect to get dirty with spilled paint, dirt etc. Closed toe shoes are a must and layers in the wintertime are key as our homes are often not insulated or heated.
- Food and Drink: Bring any food or drink you will need for the day including water. Convenience stores are within driving distance but can be a far walk from some sites.
- Waiver of Liability: Sign the Waiver of Liability Form and bring this to the work site on the day of your build (please do not send these into the office).
- No Tools or Supplies Required: Habitat Greater Boston will provide all tools and building materials for your build day.