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About the Position
Position #: 16627
OrganizationHabitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
Position: Salvage/Deconstruction Volunteers - ReStore
Location: 120 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, ON
Impact Statement: Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region envisions a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Our Mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty. Everything that we do is accomplished through the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers.

Our Salvage program is key to the success of our ReStores. When individuals donate a kitchen through our Salvage program, it's win/win/win. The donor saves on removal costs in their renovation project. The kitchen is sold to a customer at a discounted rate to update their own home or cottage. Then the donor receives a tax receipt for the sold item.
Description: As part of the team, volunteers will assist in the safe and gentle removal of products and materials from renovators and individuals who are undertaking renovation. They will assist in the delivery of these products to the ReStore(s). In addition, they may assist in the repair of salvaged materials, as directed.

Volunteers should be knowledgeable in basic carpentry, own their own safety equipment as required, and be capable of lifting 50 lbs.

Transportation to the various locations is also required. While some locations may be accessible by bus/public transportation, not all are. You will be travelling to the homes/businesses of our donors.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Specialized Training, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Necessary training will be provided by experienced HabitatWR volunteers/staff.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Anytime
Time Detail: Salvage events take on average half a day. Commitment changes due to volume of acquisitions.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Accessibility: Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Maintenance/Trades
Skill(s): Ethical Framework, Constructing, Repairing, Building
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.habitatwr.ca/volunteering
Email: Send an Email Message
Phone: 519-500-9781
Address: 120 Northfield Drive East Waterloo, N2J 4G8


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(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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