Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat Collier ReStores are always in need of talented volunteers to help in our two Naples locations. Opportunities are available for people of all skill and ability levels, from greeting and working with customers on the sales floor to repairing donated items and helping with building maintenanance. Volunteers are a critical part of the work that we do—in our ReStores, offices, and job sites—and help us to make it possible for families in need in our community to achieve their dreams of affordable homeownership.

  • Event Organizer: team up with local artists and/or United Arts Council to organize events at our East Naples ReStore.
  • Displays: prepare donated art for display in our stores.
  • Pricing Researcher: use your fine art knowledge to assist with researching and pricing donated artwork.

  • Furniture Researcher: experienced furniture design and/or sales volunteer to assist with pricing gently used name brand furniture.
  • Salesperson: volunteers with furniture sales experience are needed to assist with customer service and sales of high quality donated items.
  • Home Accessories: help unpack home accessory donations. Dishes, glasses, crystal and other breakables need to processed and displayed for sales.
  • Lamp and Light: prepare lamps and lights for display. Unpack, clean, wrap and secure cords and shades. Place in furniture vignettes or on shelves.
  • Visual Merchandiser/Interior Decorator: experienced interior design and home decorating volunteer will merchandise donated furniture and home décor items, improve sales floor appearance and customer shopping experience.
  • Greeter and Floor Sales Support: greet customers and provide sales support on the floor in our East Naples ReStore.
  • Carpet Care: unroll, vaccum, and display donated rugs and carpets.  Displays can be rolled, folded, hanging and placed in furniture vignettes. Maintenance of vacuum to ensure rug beater is working properly and bags are changed after use is appreciated.

  • General Carpenter: experienced carpentry or woodworking volunteer will assist with store operations including minor repairs to donated furniture and creating and building store displays.
  • Deconstruction Carpenter: carefully remove cabinetry that has been donated to our ReStores from the homes of donors.
  • Electrician: licensed volunteers with their own tools needed to hang and wire store lighting displays, making repairs to donated lighting and educate store staff and volunteers about lighting maintenance and safety.
  • ReStore Maintenance: help with building maintenance at our East Naples ReStore.  Examples of assistance needed are: replacement of ceiling tile, organizing tools, small repairs to furniture, power washing, painting.
  • Small Engine Mechanic: experienced small engine and/or appliance repair volunteer needed to make minor repairs to donated equipment or household appliances.
  • Handyperson: assist with store operations and maintenance.
  • Movers: help staff process items that have been donated to the store.  This includes moving furniture in and out of the store.

Help us build relationships with prospective corporate donors in the construction industry by visiting local business and attending networking events on behalf of the Habitat ReStores.

Work on administrative and special projects outside of daily list of volunteer activities at our East Naples ReStore.

Locations

11127 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, Florida 34113
Tel: (239) 732-1672
5430 Yahl Street
Naples, Florida 34109
Tel: (239) 260-5256

Volunteer Spotlight

Leslie

Hometown: Naples, FL

“I like the people that I get to volunteer with at the Habitat ReStore and that the ReStore does so much to help families in need. I have learned a lot about Habitat through my time volunteering and it is so much bigger than what I had thought.”

Previously Featured Volunteers:

Leslie

Leslie Hometown: Naples, FL “I like the people that I get to volunteer with at the Habitat ReStore and knowing that the ReStore does so much to help families in need. I have learned a lot about Habitat through my time volunteering, and it is so much bigger than what I had thought.”

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Louicemene and Jean

Loicemene and Jean Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Louicemene and Jean have been a huge help in our East Naples ReStore, helping to clean and process merchandise as part of their process to become Habitat homeowners. Did you know that every prospective Habitat homeowner puts in 500 hours of “sweat equity” as part of their journey to homeownership? Those hours are logged helping to build their homes and those of their neighbors on the job site, in a series […]

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Rose

Rose Hometown: Haiti “I am volunteering at the ReStore because I want to serve people who are in need in my community. I was introduced to Habitat because I have friends and co-workers who live in Habitat homes and I have volunteered to help with their required volunteer hours.”

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Vivica

Vivica Hometown: Naples, Florida “I am going into my junior year at Palmetto Ridge High School and I’m volunteering at the ReStore in order to earn hours towards my Bright Futures scholarship. I also want to gain more experience with a nonprofit organization. I like that I am learning to better communicate with people and help out customers. ”  

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Kathleen

 Hometown: Naples, Florida “I just graduated from Golden Gate High School and I am volunteering with the ReStore because I like to help people. I enjoy working at the ReStore and interacting with friendly customers. I also like to organize and clean furniture because it makes the customers happy. I am glad to be working with such great staff who have become my friends.”

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