Volunteer at the ReStore

volunteer at the restore

Want to make an impact right here in your community? Volunteering at the Habitat ReStore is a great opportunity to engage in Habitat's mission and learn new skills! ReStore volunteers directly help raise funds to support local families building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. We have opportunities for individuals (and students!) and groups.

ReStore volunteers typically assist with activities such as:

  • Managing and merchandising inventory

  • Assisting with donation acceptance and drop-offs

  • Assisting customers with purchases

All individual volunteers must first attend an orientation. Orientation dates and registration can be accessed by clicking the button below. If no dates appear, that means we do not currently have volunteer orientation dates. Groups will have orientations on their volunteer day.

Donate at least $30 before you volunteer and get an exclusive Habitat volunteer t-shirt! Donate below.

Need to change or cancel your shift? You can do that in your volunteer portal here.

ReStore volunteer opportunities consist of a variety of 4 and 8 hour shifts with a 4-hour minimum “Stay and Assist” policy in effect. ReStore Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and we require parental consent for individuals aged 16-17. Check out our answers to frequently asked questions, including questions about community service.

Volunteer groups

Volunteer groups will have a quick orientation on their volunteer day. To schedule a volunteer group, contact our ReStore volunteer coordinator at volunteer.restore@habitatcd.org or (518) 275-6638 x112.

I started volunteering at the ReStore because I wanted to make a small contribution to ‘healing the world.’
— Ken R., Habitat ReStore Volunteer

Student volunteers

Give your brain a break from all that studying and give back to the local community by signing up for a regular shift at the ReStore. For as little as four hours a week, you can make a HUGE difference. Sign up for a volunteer orientation date to get started.

Click here to read how Jasmin, a student, worked volunteering into her schedule.

Give now

All donations are tax deductible. When you donate at least $30 before your shift, you’ll get a free Habitat volunteer t-shirt! You can share your t-shirt size on the volunteer orientation sign-up form. If you’d like to give, but are not interested in volunteering at the ReStore right now, you can make your gift here or create a fundraiser to inspire your friends to support Habitat too!

Homeowner Khoon Lin and his family outside their Habitat home. Your support helps more families like Khoon Lin’s find stability here in our community.

Homeowner Khoon Lin and his family outside their Habitat home. Your support helps more families like Khoon Lin’s find stability here in our community.

Every dollar makes a difference! If you don’t know where to start, we suggest a donation of $30 in honor of our 30 years here in the Capital District or even $250, in solidarity with the 250 hours of “sweat equity” homebuyers complete in their partnership with Habitat. Whatever you’re able to give, every dollar makes a difference.

In addition to helping fund construction, your gift will help prepare our homebuyers with education, resources and support for strong futures.

Pro tip: Donate ahead of time so you can receive and wear your shirt before your volunteer shift!