Volunteers are needed in a number of areas in the Store, around the office, on special tasks and helping with committees.
- Merchandising – keeping the store looking nice
- Customer Service – helping the customers find what they are looking for.
- Accepting Donation – taking the stuff that people want to give to us and doing pick ups.
- Data Entry- entering volunteer hours into the computer
- General office assistance including answering phones, filing, data-entry, mailings, and special projects. You must contact the volunteer coordinator for more details prior to scheduling a volunteer day: 360-956-3456 ext 4.
- Family Advocates -An advocate needs to be a good listener with a common-sense approach to life. You need to be sensitive to the issues of low-income families. And you need to be able to spend a bit of time each week, sometimes just on the phone, with your family, serving as a liaison between them and the affiliate, answering questions, guiding them in financial matters if needed, and encouraging them throughout the process. Additionally, you will be a member of the Partnership Committee during your tenure as an advocate. At this time we are looking for a few good people who would like to embrace this experience and become an advocate/friend for one of our soon-to-be-owners. If you have an interest, please call 956-3456, ext. 5.
- Store – This committee with help with reaching out to the community to get donations of materials for the store. They will also help with the decision making process for the ReStore.
Internships are available for local students. Please send your resume and cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator. Internships will be designed based on the skills and interests of the student and our current needs.
Here’s another important way you can help
If you have left-over or reusable building materials, take them to the Store in downtown Olympia. When you do this, the materials will be sold and the profits directed toward Habitat for Humanity. It’s good for the environment, it’s good for our community, and it’s great for Habitat.