Volunteer

The driving force behind our impact.

 

Volunteers are the driving force behind Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity – those dedicated people who contribute a day, a week, a few months, and in some cases, many years to give Habitat’s vision a tangible form.

Volunteers, together with future homeowners, provide most of the house-building labor. Volunteers also help select the families who participate in the program as well as guide them through the entire process. Volunteers work to acquire the land on which we build, help us establish and maintain relationships with individuals, businesses, and faith groups within the community, and help run ReStore. Simply put – only with the help of volunteers will we be able to accomplish our mission.

Learn more about these volunteer opportunities:

Construction ReStore
Committee
 

Volunteer positions.

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

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 data entry and using search programs, are helpful

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

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 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

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

Primary duties:

  • Gather garbage from front and back of the store, restrooms, 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 needed:

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

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

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

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form to get started!