Volunteer

The mission of the Habitat ReStore is to:

  • Raise funds to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
  • Provide fun and unique volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups
  • Keep usable materials out of landfills 

Volunteers help support our mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families in our community, and they are critical to the success of the store.  Over the last year, more than 1,700 volunteers donated over 15,000 hours of time to the store.  We could not continue to operate without these volunteers, and we hope that you will join the team!

There's something for everyone at the ReStore.  No matter your skill level, there's a place for you.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteers are needed to become experts in the areas below.  These positions require anywhere from a once-a-week to once-a-month commitment.  Training is completed during the first three to four shifts, and then we'll re-evaluate to make sure that you're happy with your chosen position.  Click on the job titles below for full job descriptions.

Appliance Specialist

All of our donated appliances are tested and repaired, if needed, before they go out on the sales floor.  Experience working with appliances is preferred, but not required, for this position.

Book Specialist - CURRENTLY FULL

Book lovers, rejoice!  Book Specialists help with receiving, sorting, cleaning, pricing, shelving and stocking the books.  No experience is required.

Cabinetry Specialist

We receive new and used kitchen and bathroom cabinet donations, some of which need minor repairs or assembly before becoming we can sell it.  Experience in kitchen or bath design, cabinetry, or woodworking is preferred, but not required.

Donation Center Volunteer

Without donations, we don't have a store to operate.  Donation Center Volunteers help unload donations from vehicles, sort, clean, organize and price donations, and put them out on the sales floor.  This position is perfect for people with great organizational skills, attention to detail, and those that like working with people.

Electrical Tester

Electrical Testers work on our donated lighting: testing and repairing fixtures if needed, hanging fixtures in the store, and keeping the lighting section clean and organized.  Experience in electrical work is preferred, but not required.

Furniture Repair Volunteers

Some of our used furniture donations require minor repairs before we can sell it.  This position is perfect for those handy people who enjoy giving neglected furniture new life.  Choose your own projects based on your ability.

Sales Floor Volunteer

Sales Floor Volunteers manage one or more sections of the store: keeping donations moving through the stock room, keeping store sections clean and tidy, and assisting with customer service by serving as a resource to shoppers on the sales floor.  Experience in customer service is preferred, but not required.

Not sure where you fit in?

That's OK!  You can try out different areas of the store to find the perfect fit for you, without any on-going commitment to a specific position.  Just select the "help where needed" option in the Volunteer Sign Up Form below to get started.

Community Service Hours

The Memphis ReStore welcomes students that need community service hours for school.  If you have any paperwork that is required to verify your hours, please bring that with you.  ReStore volunteers must be 14 or older. We do not offer court-ordered community service opportunities.  

Community service volunteer shifts are:

Monday to Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Volunteer Groups

The Memphis ReStore can accommodate groups of up to 25 volunteers.  We recommend that you schedule your group at least a month in advance to ensure that your preferred date is available.  An adult must accompany groups of 5 or more youth between the ages of 14-17.

Our Mission

The Memphs ReStore is operated by and supports Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. At Memphis Habitat, we build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. 

Keep in Touch

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore
7130 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38125
901.RESTORE (737.8673)

Monday-Saturday, 10-6

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Equal Housing Opportunity

The Memphis ReStore exists to support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Memphis Habitat, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry, is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing from the city of Memphis and surrounding areas, while making decent housing for all people a matter of conscience and action. For information on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, click here or contact your local HUD office