Please note, the Charlotte ReStore and Julia’s Café & Books will be closed Friday and Saturday (4/18-4/19) for the Easter Holiday.

ReStore/Julia's Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to Habitat's success! At our ReStores, Julia's Cafe, and our Metal Recycling facility we have lots of opportunities for individuals and groups. If you are interested in becoming involved with any of the opportunities listed below, please contact Julia Konish, our Volunteer Coordinator of Retail Operations, at 704.716.7040 ext. 2230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Opportunities for Individuals:

Cashier Extraordinaire!

volrestore1cashierThe front register staff are the first people a shopper sees at the ReStore. We're looking for folks who like to interact with people throughout the day and feel comfortable running a cash register. Experience running a register is not required, just a desire to learn! 

Open Shifts:

Wilkinson ReStore: 3326 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte NC 28208 - Tuesday: 2pm-5pm / Wednesday: 10am-2pm, 2pm-5pm / Thursday: 10am-2pm, 2pm-5pm / Saturday: 1pm-5pm

Wendover ReStore: 1133 N Wendover Rd, Charlotte NC 28211 - Tuesday: 2pm-6pm / Thursday: 2pm-6pm / Saturday: 1pm-5pm
  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: morning and afternoon Tuesday-Saturday (some shifts are currently full)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore and Wilkinson Blvd ReStore

Donations Hotline Assistant

volrestore2hotlineOur phones are ringing off the hook, and we need you! The Donations Coordinator needs help handling all incoming phone calls, making confirmation calls, conducting donor surveys, and entering information in Excel. Comfort with talking on the phone is a must! We will provide plenty of training to make sure you feel comfortable in your volunteer position. 

One 4 hour shift per week within these hours: Friday: 9am-4pm / Saturday: 9am-5pm

  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: morning and afternoon Monday-Saturday (some shifts are currently full)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore

Julia's Bookstore Volunteer

volrestore3booksBook lovers, rejoice! Our bookstore located next to our Wendover ReStore, part of Julia’s Café & Books, is home to 5,000 gently used books! Our books volunteers sort donated books, learn our pricing system, keep the section organized, and separate the jewels from the junk. We especially need volunteers to work on sorting our books, which requires lifting about 10-20 pounds. Our books practically fly off the shelves, so there’s always a lot to do! Training will be provided.  Some shifts are currently full.


  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: morning and afternoon Monday-Saturday (some shifts are currently full)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore and Wilkinson Blvd ReStore

Julia’s Café Media Volunteer

volrestore4mediaJulia’s Coffee and Books is expanding its selection to include records, CDs, and movies, and we need your help! We need a volunteer to assist with sorting, pricing, and organizing the media that is donated to us. Experience or expertise in music is not required, just a desire to learn! Currently full.




  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday and Thursday (4 hour shift, time is flexible)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore

Julia’s Café Barista Volunteer

volrestore5baristaCoffee lovers, rejoice! Julia’s Coffee needs your help! We are searching for volunteers to assist staff baristas in running the cash register, making coffee, cleaning, and stocking. Experience in a coffee shop is not needed, just a friendly face with a knack for customer service!  Some shifts are currently full.

Open Shifts: Thursday:10:00am-1:00pm, 1:00am-4:00pm; Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm, 1:00am-4:00pm


  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday morning and afternoon (some shifts are currently full)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore

Fan Repair Volunteer

volrestore6fanfixIf you are interested in increasing your electrical knowledge and like to work with your hands, then this is the position for you! An experienced Fan Repair Volunteer will be available for training. Experience is not required - just a desire to learn! Choose your own projects based on your ability. Currently full.



  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday morning and afternoon (times are flexible)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore

Sales Floor Volunteer

volrestore7salesfloorJoin our dynamic, energetic team to help keep the ReStore running smoothly! Work with the managers, staff and other volunteers to manage one or more sections of the store, keep donations moving through our stock room, and get donated items priced and ready to hit the floor. You can also help keep store sections stocked and tidy, or assist with customer service by serving as a resource to shoppers on the sales floor.



  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday morning and afternoon (times are flexible)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore and Wilkinson Blvd ReStore

Donations Dock Volunteer

volrestore8donationsThis position will include accepting donations directly from drop-off donors with an emphasis on what we accept and do not accept. Volunteers in this position would be responsible for maintaining a good relationship with both frequent and first-time donors. Staff will assist the volunteer in learning what compromises a "good" donation, and ample training will be provided.



  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday morning and afternoon (times are flexible)
  • Location: Wendover Rd ReStore and Wilkinson Blvd ReStore

Cabinetry Specialist

volrestore9cabinetsIf you have experience in sales, kitchen design, cabinets and woodworking, or just want to learn about cabinets, we need you! This volunteer has the potential to make a significant increase in our cabinet sales, which can positively impact the success of the ReStore. Ample training will be provided. 



  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday morning and afternoon (times are flexible)
  • Location: Wilkinson Blvd ReStore

Appliance Specialist

volrestore10appliancesIf you have experience or an interest in appliances, this position is for you! This volunteer would receive training from staff, and even just beginner knowledge of appliances would go a long way in this position. This volunteer has the potential to make a significant increase in our appliance sales, which is a huge portion of our sales at the Wilkinson ReStore!  Some shifts are currently full.



  • Training Needed: Volunteer Orientation, On-site training
  • Time commitment: Once a week
  • Shifts: Tuesday-Saturday morning and afternoon (times are flexible)
  • Location: Wilkinson Blvd ReStore