[Currently Closed] ReStore: Salvage Crew | Volunteer Position

Posted in Volunteer Opportunity

Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. We work to bring our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for low-income families in Waterloo Region.

Role Description

Position Title

Salvage Crew


Varies - Homes of clients in Waterloo Region


 Time varies - Monday to Friday

Time Commitment

Volunteer for 1-2 shifts. After this time, a commitment of 10 days over three months is required.

Our Mission

To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


To carry out the stated mission of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region. The Salvage Crew volunteers are responsible for safely and gently removing products and materials from individuals undertaking renovation.

Reports to

Salvage and Volunteer Services staff


  • Assist the Salvage Coordinator in removing products and materials from homes
  • Work with the Salvage Coordinator and Salvage Crew
  • Help unload the truck at the ReStore locations
  • Ensure safety on site at all times
  •  Assist in the repair of salvaged materials, as directed

Qualifications and/or Skills

  • Understanding of the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it
  •  Ability to work with a team
  • Good spatial awareness
  •  Basic home renovation skills are an asset
  •  Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be punctual
  • Willingness to learn
  • Capable of lifting 25kg (50lbs) repeatedly
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Orientation and Training

  • Habitat Waterloo Region Volunteer Orientation and Safety Training
  • New volunteers will require a training period
  • Completion of a safety quiz
  • A training period with a Salvage member
  • AODA certificate completion (required topics for the customer service stand training)

Working Conditions

    • Client’s homes 
    • Work in all weather conditions when loading and unloading items
    • Personal transportation to various locations required

Screening Process

  • An initial trial period
  • A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check is required


  • Satisfaction helping local families in need purchase safe, decent, affordable housing
  • Contribute to practices that are environmentally sustainable
  • Develop handyperson skills
  • Meet new people and build long-term relationships

Health & Safety

  • Green patch CSA-approved footwear
  • No shorts or excessively loose clothing
  • No dangling jewelry
  • Long pants required


  • Actively participate in the removal of all designated items
  • Represent Habitat Waterloo Region in a positive manner
  • Tidy workspaces prior to leaving
  •  Create a safe workspace by following all safety protocols

How to Volunteer

The volunteer Salvage crew position is one which requires a unique interviewing and/or training process. If you are interested in this position, please contact us at volunteer@habitatwr.ca.

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