You can help ReStore in a variety of ways: accept community donations, fix and test lights and other electronics, greet customers and more. If you have a few hours a week or month, we would greatly appreciate having you share your time and efforts with ReStore. We have a variety of one-time volunteer opportunities as well as recurring volunteer needs.
Recurring Volunteer Needs
Volunteer as a:
- Custodian: Come in at least two times a week to help clean restrooms, shopping floor areas, sweep, vacuum, empty trash receptacles and operate floor cleaning machine.
- Stocker/Receiver: Help place donated items in the correct aisles and also assist with incoming community donations in our warehouse.
- Sorting/Scrapping: Aid in the organization, sorting and packaging of our smaller community donations. You’ll also assist with recycling un-salable items (separating wood, metal, plastics etc.)
Interested? Contact us about these opportunities.
One-time Volunteer Needs
Find out what volunteer needs are available now.
Volunteering increases self-confidence. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Volunteering combats depression. Reducing the risk of depression is another important benefit of volunteering. A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.
Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy. Volunteering is good for your health at any age, but it’s especially beneficial in older adults. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not, even when considering factors like the health of the participants. Volunteering has also been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain and heart disease.