Habitat for Humanity GSFReStore Volunteer Orientation
Our Mission #1 To resell new and gently usedhome improvement items to fund the building of homes
Our Mission#2 To keep quality materials out of landfills
Our Mission#3 To provide affordable home improvement items to the community
The History: Habitat for Humanity GSF ReStore• We opened in September 2012• We are the first ReStore of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco• With only three staff members, the ReStore relies on volunteer help
What Do Volunteers Do?• Receiving: Pick-up, organize and price donations• Customer Service: Share advise and expertise, run the cash register• Office: Data entry, post online, research• Merchandising: Create showcases, make the sales floor clean and attractive• And more!
When Can I Volunteer?• Wednesdays through Saturdays• 9-1 PM or 1-5 PM• Or spend the day!
Volunteers Must:Sign In and Wear closed- Be ready Out of toe shoes to help and clothing Each Shift that can get a customers little dirty
Volunteer Safety• A clean ReStore is a safe ReStore! Please clean up after yourself• Be aware of surroundings such as corners, hanging objects, and sharp edges to avoid slips, trips and falls• Be aware of exits, fire extinguishers and first aid kit locations
Volunteer Safety• Always use gloves, back braces, goggles, and other personal assistance devices• Use carts, dollies, and another person’s help to move heavy objects• Remember, bend from your knees and not your back!