Part-time Associate, ReStore Vaughan
Date Posted Jan 23, 2017
Submission Deadline Mar 24, 2017
Status Active
Hours Per Week

POSITION: Associate, ReStore Vaughan

LOCATION: 405 Rowntree Dairy Rd. Vaughan, ON

REPORTS TO:  Manager, ReStore Vaughan

STATUS: Permanent, Part-time

HOURS: Weekdays and weekends as required by the store


If you love working with people, have amazing customer service and are looking to make an impact, then keep reading!


Habitat for Humanity GTA is seeking a friendly and energetic individual to join our team at the Vaughan ReStore. Reporting to the Manager, ReStore Vaughan, the ReStore Associate will assist with the daily operations of the retail store. This includes accepting donations of gently used furniture, appliances, overstocked, seconds, used, discontinued items and salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. This individual assists in organizing and delegating volunteers for tasks and ensures a positive ReStore experience for all. No two days are the same, so if you are looking for a fast paced and constantly changing role, then the ReStore is the place for you!


About the Organization:


Habitat for Humanity GTA is a non-profit housing organization working with communities to build homes for working, low-income families in need of safe, decent, affordable housing. By offering zero down payment, no-interest mortgages capped at 30 percent of a family’s income, Habitat for Humanity GTA offers families a hand up, empowering them to achieve stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership, so that they can build a better life/a path out of poverty. With the support of donors and volunteers, we build homes in Brampton, Caledon, Toronto, and York Region, serving two-thirds of the GTA.


Since 1988, Habitat GTA has built more than 300 homes in partnership with families. Habitat GTA is one of more than 1,400 Habitat for Humanity affiliates worldwide sharing a common vision and purpose. Habitat for Humanity GTA also operates 10 Habitat ReStore home improvement retail stores across the GTA, which sell donated, new and gently-used home furnishing and renovation materials at a fraction of the original price. ReStore proceeds directly support building Habitat homes. ReStore also helps the environment, by diverting thousands of tons of household materials from landfill.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Customer Service
  • Receiving donations
  • Product merchandising
  • Product valuing and pricing
  • Health and safety
  • Maintaining good consistent store standards and conditions
  • Following policies and procedures including cash and receipting
  • Working with and supervising volunteers


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Retail  experience
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting on a regular basis.
  • Mathematical aptitude.


Assets (though not required):

  • Understanding of volunteer engagement
  • Knowledge of renovation and building materials
  • Valid G License and access to a vehicle


Employment Requirements:

  • CSA approved safety footwear, to be worn at all times
  • Successful completion of Emergency First Aid and/or CPR training as required and provided by Habitat GTA
  • Successful completion of other training as required and provided by Habitat GTA
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting on a regular basis


How to apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to by March 24, 2017.


Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.


Habitat for Humanity is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Habitat for Humanity GTA is committed to ensuring a barrier-free, accessible and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Upon individual request, we will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point during the recruitment and selection process.


Internal candidates with the required skill-set are encouraged to apply.


We thank all applicants for their interest in Habitat for Humanity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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