Would you like to volunteer for Habitat?
Our ReStore is in need of volunteers. Please consider volunteering at the ReStore. If you are unable, please pass the information along to a friend. Volunteer descriptions can be found below:
Job Title: Intake Room Specialist
Reports to: ReStore Manager
Time Commitment: 4-8 hours per week
Description: Effectively prepare all incoming donations for the sales floor using established pricing, merchandising, and inventory procedures. Assist other volunteers and staff as needed. Also responsible for answering customer questions and providing information about the ReStore and about the Habitat affiliate.
- Assist donors and customers with loading and unloading items. Offer every donor a donation receipt and record those that don’t in the notebook.
- Be aware of the guidelines for what merchandise is accepted and what is not. When in doubt or if you are uncomfortable refusing a donation, ask a manager to help.
- Test ALL merchandise that has a cord or motor on it.
- Remove recyclables to the appropriate storage area/containers.
- Clean all product before placing on the showroom floor.
- Using the pricing book, determine the department number and price for every item.
- Tag every item with the department number and price before placing on the floor. Include the size on the tag when appropriate.
- Keep the intake room as clean as possible. Store all tools and cleaning supplies appropriately.
- Sweep floors when not busy.
- Empty carts as quickly as possible so they are available for customer assistance.
- Has work experience in customer service.
- Strong commitment to ethics, honesty, and integrity in conducting business.
- Must be people-oriented, flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to advocate the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County.
- Exhibit positive working attitude by demonstrating respect for fellow workers, donors and customers.
- Ability to work in a warehouse environment.
- Ability to stay on feet for an extended period of time
- Support the mission of Habitat for Humanity locally.
- Casual work environment.
- References gladly given for successful participants.
Oct. 6, 2013- Please consider joining the movement and register your church, organization, or group to pray for Human Habitat Internationally!
Register here or call Jenna at 989-227-1771.
The International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat will be observed on World Habitat Day. The Day of Prayer engages the entire faith community in a dedicated time of prayer and reflection for those in need of shelter.
Through prayer, Habitat for Humanity continues to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people around the world. Many volunteers are drawn to this ministry after hearing God’s call and seeking God’s guidance through prayer.
Other prayers are answered when families and communities grow in the shelter of God’s grace. The hurdles of funding and building homes are overcome through the miracles of prayer.
Our annual Blessing of the Bikers was a huge success!
The event raised over $2000 for the construction of the Coleman family’s home in St. Johns.
Among the activities of the day were door prizes, slow drag races, and the Michigan State Police showed off their skills on a motorcycle!
Meet our Maple Rapids family, the Andersons! Chad (middle) and his two daughters Tiffany (right), 17, and Brianna (left), 14.
Chad and Christina Coleman and their children, Chloe, Carly and Caleb are our newest homeowner partners. Pictured with them is Kathy Bender, their Habitat advocate who will work with them during the building process to prepare them for homeownership. We’re eager to get started helping them build their house this summer in St. Johns!
Our latest wheelchair ramp was built for a lively senior citizen who recently lost part of her leg – but thanks to her initiative and our wonderful volunteers, her home remains a safely navigable space, easing her gently from her front porch to the pavement.
Do you need a wheelchair ramp too or do you know someone who does? See if you qualify for our program.
Blessing of the Bikers is coming up again on May 19th and it’s going to be another great year.
If you want to see the amazing time we had last year, check out some of last year’s photos in the slideshow below.
January’s issue of Lansing Business Monthly features Habitat ReStores in the Greater Lansing area as part of the Lansing “green” movement.
Check out their article to learn how we and other ReStores are bringing communities together!