ReStore Deconstruction Volunteer
Date Posted Feb 25, 2016
Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2017
Status Active
Hours Per Week

Are you looking to use your mechanical, carpentry, and plumbing skills? Do you love a good demolition project? Yes? Then our ReStore Deconstruction Volunteer opportunity is for you!


Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area is currently recruiting volunteers for our ReStore Deconstruction team. A ReStore is a retail store concept that sells new and gently used donated home furnishings and renovation materials at 50-80% off the original retail price.  ReStore proceeds support Habitat’s mission of helping working, low income families build a brighter future through affordable homeownership.


To stock our ReStores we rely heavily on the generous donations of materials from individual donors. Our ReStore Deconstruction team travels throughout the GTA to remove and disassemble home furnishings such as kitchens, bathrooms, doors etc. so they can be sold in our ReStores.


What you need to know:

  • Previous renovation experience is an asset but not mandatory
  • Onsite training is provided by ReStore staff
  • All volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old 

*** Volunteers under the age of 18 require a waiver signed by a parent or guardian

  • Steel toe boots are mandatory. All other safety equipment is provided.  
  • Locations of deconstructions will vary
  • To ensure safety, all electrical and gas is turned off by the home owners prior to deconstruction


Reports to: Deconstruction Coordinator  


Shifts: Minimum 1 shift every 2 weeks. Shifts are from 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.  


Location: Greater Toronto Area (We our building our teams based in Brampton/Caledon, York Region, Toronto)


Position Requirements:

  • Disassemble items such as cabinetry, doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, and HVAC etc. 
  • Superb communication skills
  • Attend  all necessary Habitat for Humanity training sessions
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to lift 20-30lbs


Position Benefits:

  • Gain practical experience in skilled trades
  • Meet new people and network with likeminded individuals
  • Give back to your community


If you have a flexible schedule and are interested in joining the Deconstruction Volunteer team please click Decon Team

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