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About the Position
Position # 16627
OrganizationHabitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
Position Deconstruction Volunteers - ReStore
Location Across Waterloo Region
Impact Statement Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region builds homes which we sell to local families in need of safe, decent, affordable housing. Our Mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in helping to achieve this goal. Everything that we do is accomplished through the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers. You can help local families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable home ownership by volunteering with us.
Description As part of the Salvage team, volunteers assist in the safe and gentle removal of products and materials from renovators and individuals who are undertaking renovations. Removals consist primarily of kitchens, although they are not restricted to this. Volunteers may also help deliver these products to the ReStore(s) and may assist in the repair of salvaged materials, as directed.
Requirements English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Specialized Training, Work Without Supervision
Training Details Your first step to becoming a Salvage volunteer is to attend a ReStore and Salvage Orientation (1.5 hours) at either of our two ReStores. We then ask that you commit to volunteering in one of our ReStores for a bit before joining our Salvage Team.

Necessary training regarding the actual salvage will be provided by experienced HabitatWR volunteers/staff on site.
Working Conditions Volunteers should be knowledgeable in basic carpentry, own their own CSA-approved green patch footwear, and be capable of lifting 50 lbs. Locations vary, so you must be able to provide your own transportation.

Transportation to the various locations is also required. While some locations may be accessible by bus/public transportation, not all are. You will be travelling to the homes/businesses of our donors.
Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Anytime
Time Detail Salvage events take, on average, a few hours in the morning. The volume of donations will determine the frequency of need for volunteers.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, Student Placement
Transportation Car required
Accessibility Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest Environment, Maintenance, Retail Sales/Donations
Skill(s) Customer Service, Ethical Framework, Constructing, Repairing, Building
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Contact Debbie Hind
Phone 519-747-0664 Ext. 239
Address 120 Northfield Drive East Waterloo, N2J 4G8


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