Harrisburg Habitat depends very heavily on volunteer engagement. We operate with a very small staff and our work could not be completed without the generous donation of time by our volunteers. The ReStore is no different: we rely on our volunteers for everything from collecting donations, testing, cleaning, and merchandising products, and loading customer purchases. Volunteers are our lifeblood and our marketing – in addition to what our volunteers do in the store, we count on them to spread the word of Habitat for Humanity and drum up more donors, shoppers, and volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity mission. If you would like more information or information for group volunteering please contact us at volunteer@harrisburghabitat.org or call (717) 545-7299.


  • Energetic and Courteous

  • Be able to lift 50 lbs

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old

Duties and Expectations

We offer a few different shifts for everyone but are willing to work around your schedule.

  • Morning Shift: 9 AM – 1 PM

  • Afternoon Shift: 1 PM – 5 PM

  • All Day: 9 AM – 5 PM


    • Volunteers-in-training: On your first few visits, you will work closely with one of our lead volunteers, shadowing them and assisting in specific projects.  Prior to volunteering we ask that you complete our short safety course videos. These trainings help protect you and our customers. 

    • Departmental Volunteers: After your first 40 hours in the ReStore,  you will be assigned to a specific department after conferring with management on your skills, interest and needs of the store. At the start of each shift, you will have a brief checklist of task for your department. Included Departments.

      • Cabinets and Appliances

      • Doors and Windows

      • Furniture and Home Decor

      • Lighting and Electronics

      • Plumbing, Hardware, and Paint

      • Cash Register

      • Donations

    • Customer Service Specialist: Directly interact with customers, answer service and product related questions, have knowledge of store layout and products, handle customer feedback and complaints.

    • Lead Volunteer: Regular volunteer who is giving additional tasks of mentoring and training new volunteers.

Ready to Volunteer? Fill out this safety waiver!

Waiver and Safety Videos