Email: restore@lakesareahabitat.org

Volunteering at the Habitat ReStore is a fun way to make a difference in your community without swinging a hammer. Not only do ReStore volunteers help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in the Brainerd Lakes Area, they also keep our community clean and green by diverting more than 1,000 pounds of reusable material out of the waste stream every day!

Review the list of volunteer opportunities below and then fill out our volunteer form online to get started! If you have any questions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 218-828-8517.

Cashier – Cashiers will operate cash register, help customers check out, answer telephones, and assist with general customer service.

Merchandising – Love to decorate and create displays? Help us create an attractive and organized store. This is a great way to start your involvement at the ReStore!

Receiving and Loading – Assist staff in unloading donations and loading purchases for customers. Strong back and willingness to have fun required!

Sales Floor Assistants – greet customers, assist customers in making purchases, help maintain a clean store.

Clean, repair, sort and stock donations

We build houses, but we tear them apart, too. We partner with contractors and individuals in the area to save quality materials from homes that are being remodeled or demolished. Salvage volunteers go to the sites and remove things like cabinets, appliances, doors, windows and flooring. These items are then brought to the ReStore to be sold. Salvage opportunities vary week to week depending on contractor referrals, but there is generally 1-3 projects a week in the fall and a few scattered throughout the rest of the year.

Pickup volunteers take our trucks and trailers throughout the Lakes Area, collecting donations of new and gently used home improvement materials, furniture and appliances and deliver them to the ReStore. During the summer/fall we need volunteers to go out nearly 5 days a week.


Fill out our volunteer form online today! 

ReStore volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and 16 years old to volunteer without a parent or guardian present.

(If you are looking for ways to volunteer on a Habitat build site, please click here for more information.)