ReStore

Boise Valley Habitat's 2nd ReStore located in the Collister Center is open for business!

(208) 375-5256
Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm

(208) 331-6653
(208) 375-5256 Donation Pick-up Line
Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
As a fundraiser for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, ReStore relies on volunteers to help operate the business. ReStore staff provides training to all volunteers. No previous experience is needed and all volunteers are welcome. Minimum age requirements for ReStore volunteers are in place to ensure safety. Volunteers 17 years of age and older are welcome. Volunteers aged 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit for volunteers. Please inform us of any physical limitations you have so that we can assure you are safe and comfortable when you work with us.

SHOP

Inventory changes daily. Shop often!

VOLUNTEER

ReStore operates on VOLUNTEER POWER!

ReStore is very flexible about volunteer schedules; you may work as many or as few hours as you like, on a regular schedule or on an occasional basis. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and neat work clothes. We promise a positive and rewarding experience in an upbeat, positive, and friendly atmosphere. Each volunteer makes an important contribution to our efforts to eliminate poverty housing in Ada County, helping to meet Habitat for Humanity’s goal of assuring that all people have a simple, decent place to live.

 

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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Cashier

Primary duties:

  • Greet customers entering ReStore
  • Operate cash register and credit/debit machine
  • Answer telephone
  • Keep checkout and entrance area neat and clean

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors
  • Accept donations and complete donation receipts
  • Help process merchandise

Skills needed:

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Ability to count money

Merchandising - Front of the Store

Primary duties:

  • Accept donations and complete donation receipts
  • Sort, clean, assemble, and prepare merchandise for pricing by staff
  • Place merchandise on store shelves
  • Keep work area neat and clean

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors
  • Enter donation information onto computer spread sheet (optional)
  • Keep sales area neat and orderly

Skills needed:

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Simple computer skills, including entering data and using search programs, are helpful

Merchandising - Back of the Store

Primary duties:

  • Receive and unload donations and complete donation receipts
  • Move merchandise from the loading dock into the store
  • Sort, clean, assemble, and prepare merchandise for pricing by staff
  • Place merchandise in sales areas
  • Load sold items into customer vehicles
  • Keep work area neat and clean

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors
  • Clean sales area and loading dock

Skills needed:

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy items, using hand trucks, dollies, and carts
  • Familiarity with simple tools

Driver

Primary duties:

  • Operate ReStore vehicles (full size pick‐up truck and 14 foot box van)
  • Deliver sold merchandise
  • Pick up donations
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Complete donation receipts

Secondary duties

  • Assist customers and donors

Skills/requirements needed:

  • Current Idaho driver’s license and clearance by BVHfH insurance company
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy items, using lift gate, hand trucks, dollies, and carts
  • Ability to complete simple safety checks for vehicle operation and transport of goods

Rider

Primary duties:

  • Ride in ReStore vehicles (full size pick‐up truck & 14 foot box van) and assist driver with navigation
  • Deliver sold merchandise
  • Pick up donations
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Complete donation receipts

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors

Skills needed:

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy items, using lift gate, hand trucks, dollies, and carts
  • Ability to assist with simple safety checks for vehicle operation and transport of goods

Appliance Inspector

Primary Duties:

  • Receive donated appliances
  • Test donated appliances
  • Describe appliance condition
  • Price and place on sales floor

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors

Skills needed:

  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Familiarity with household appliances and ability to test their basic functions
  • Ability to move appliances using hand trucks and dollies

Trash and Recycling Handler

Primary duties:

  • Gather garbage from front and back of the store, rest rooms, and work areas
  • Dispose of trash in dumpster
  • Sort and gather recyclable items
  • Transport recyclable items to area recyclers
  • Identify and isolate hazardous waste
  • Keep work area neat and clean

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors
  • Educate fellow volunteers about recycling

Skills/requirements needed:

  • Familiarity with recycling standards
  • Ability to lift up to fifty pounds
  • Valid Idaho driver license

Cleaning Person

Primary duties:

  • Sweep sales area, entry, and front sidewalk
  • Wash windows
  • Clean bathrooms and volunteer break area
  • Wash dishes and clean sink
  • Assist with tidying and cleaning merchandise and sales floor

Secondary duties:

  • Assist customers and donors

Skills needed:

  • Ability to lift up to twenty pounds

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of new and used building materials and home improvement products. All donated items must be either new, or in good working condition. ReStore reserves the right to respectfully refuse any item offered for donation. Donations are accepted only during store hours; please do not leave items at the front or back door without ReStore inspection and acceptance.

             

Acceptable Donations

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Appliances

Must be in good working condition, clean, free of rust. Among items accepted are washers, dryers, ranges, cooktops, ovens, microwaves, range hoods, refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, garbage disposals, trash compactors, water heaters, (less than 5 years old), furnaces and air conditioning units (less than 10 years old).

Building Materials

  • Lumber and sheet goods: free of nails, hardware, rot, water damage
  • Dimensional/milled lumber: 4ft or longer
  • Sheet goods including plywood, OSB, MDF, pressboard: 4 ft2 or larger
  • Siding: 25 ft2 minimum
  • Trim: 4 ft or longer
  • Roofing materials
  • Sheet goods, metal, tiles, shingles: no used asphalt shingles
  • Underlayment
  • Flashing
  • Gutter material: vinyl or metal, full lengths only, free of holes and rust
  • Sheetrock, wallboard, backer board, paneling: 4 ft2 or larger, with no water damage
  • Insulation: new only
  • Vents and ductwork
  • Masonry
  • Bricks and concrete block, unbroken and free of mortar
  • Mortar mix, concrete mix, additives, preservatives, cleaners, in original packages, sealed and at least ¾ full

Cabinets and Furniture

  • Cabinets new and used base, wall, pantry, entertainment centers, shelving: drawers, doors, faces, shelves intact
  • Furniture new or gently used in good condition
  • Countertops
  • Sheets of “Formica” and other laminate material 4 ft2 or larger
  • One piece lavatory counter/sink units free of cracks, chips, discoloration
  • Laminated tops free of chips and cracks
  • Shelving metal, wood, and plastic shelves; brackets, standards, hardware; metal racking

Décor and Flooring

  • Mirrors free of cracks and snips
  • Window blinds: horizontal only, with mounting hardware
  • Curtain rods: with mounting hardware
  • Carpet and carpet pad: new or gently used, free of stains and odors
  • Sheet and tile vinyl flooring: remnants and full rolls without creases or cracks
  • Ceramic, travertine, marble, and other stone floor tiles
  • Laminate (Pergo-type) flooring
  • Solid wood: free of rot, cracks, splits, nails
  • Wall and other decorative tile

Decorative Hardware

  • Cabinet door and drawer hardware
  • Towel bars, toilet paper holders, other bath and kitchen accessories

Electrical

  • Light fixtures: incandescent and fluorescent, bulbs removed
  • Globes and covers: glass and other
  • Ceiling fans must include hanging/mounting brackets
  • Exhaust fans
  • Wire and cable (minimum 16 ft lengths)
  • Outlets, switches, plates, boxes, hangers, and other accessories
  • Boxes, panels, breakers must meet local code
  • Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs new and in original packaging

Fasteners, Screws, Nails must be sorted by type and size, free of rust

Hardware must be sorted by type and size, free of rust

Lawn and Garden

  • Irrigation supplies: hoses, pipe, sprinklers and parts, nozzles, couplings, clamps (clean and intact)
  • Landscaping material: weed barrier (new), edging, landscaping stone
  • Fencing and fencing supplies
  • Decking, handrails

Millwork and Doors

  • Architectural items: columns, mantels, newels, posts
  • Millwork: base, crown, brickmold, chair rail: minimum 8 ft, free of nails, cracks, other damage
  • Doors: without holes or other damage, any glass must be intact
  • Slab and pre-hung
  • Interior and exterior
  • Commercial and residential
  • Pocket doors, bypass and bi-fold closet doors must have hardware attached
  • Sliding glass doors: vinyl and aluminum must have complete frame, tracks, and glass undamaged with seal intact
  • Storm and screen doors: with complete frames, glass intact screens in good condition

Paint latex, enamel, oil base, spray paint, stains, varnishes and other finishes, interior, exterior, full containers ONLY with original label intact and subject to approval by ReStore staff

Paint Sundries

  • Brushes, rollers, pans, buckets, masking supplies new and like new, clean and free of dried paint
  • Thinners, solvents, paint additives; glues, adhesives, grout, cleaning supplies: full containers ONLY with original label intact and subject to approval by ReStore staff
  • Wall coverings: full rolls of wallpaper, borders

Plumbing Fixtures & Hardware

  • Sinks, bathtubs, toilets-porcelain, cast iron, stainless steel: clean, free of rust, chips, and cracks
  • Faucets and fixtures, plumbing parts: new or used in working condition, clean, free of rust and hard water stains
  • Pipe: PVC, copper, steel, PEX, in usable lengths

Tools & Accessories

  • Hand tools, tool boxes and belts, saw blades, drill bits, sockets
  • Power tools: in working condition, battery operated tools must r accompanied by a working battery
  • Sandpaper, utility knife blades: unused

Windows

  • Vinyl and wood cased double pane windows: all sizes, seals intact, in installable condition
  • Window screens: straight frames, no tears or other damage to screen material
  • Old wood-frame windows: free of lead-based paint, with no exposed broken glass

Not Accepted

  • Any item in need of serious repair or worn/damaged to the point of being unsellable (would you buy it for your Grandmother?)
  • Clothing, household items, books
  • Unframed glass panes and glass shelves
  • Partial, rusty, or unlabeled cans of paint, stain, finishes, solvents, etc., other hazardous waste
  • Vertical blinds
  • Used shower doors
  • Used, unpackaged fluorescent light bulls
  • Aluminum single pane windows and sliding glass doors
  • Gas water heaters more than 5 years old
  • Electric water heaters more than 5 years old
  • Water softeners and purifiers more that 5 years old