Volunteer with Habitat Nelson

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Become a local volunteer

Habitat for Humanity Nelson relies heavily on volunteers to continue its work in the community. From volunteering in one of our ReStores, to helping out with administration or fundraising, there are a number of ways you can choose to volunteer!

Volunteering offers a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and give back to your community. Every volunteer plays an integral role in helping to provide homes and hope for kiwis in housing need.

Volunteer Opportunities at Habitat Nelson

ReStore shop volunteers

There are many different things you can do to help us at the ReStore! Depending on your particular skills, availability and interests, we can find a role that suits you. As a volunteer for the ReStore you will be given all the training and support you need to fulfil your role.

Location: Nelson & Motueka ReStores
Hours: 3 – 4 hours a week
Trade Me Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to photograph, list and monitor items on our Trade Me account. We will provide some training and guidance, but ideally you will already have personal experience using Trade Me. 

You will need to have a good eye for taking photographs, as a good photo can make all of the difference when selling an item!

There will also be some research involved on the products that you are listing so that you can write a description and decide on a price.

Location: Nelson ReStore, 73 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson
Van Driver

We are looking for a driver for our transit van, to carry out furniture deliveries. The ReStore has a Transit Van that we use to pick up donations, deliver items to customers, take items to the dump etc.

We have 2 people in the van at all times, so if you are unable to drive then you can still help load/unload. Also, if you are a confident driver but unable to do heavy lifting then that could work too!

Drivers need to have a full license and be over 25 years old to be covered under our insurance policy. A fun and varied role, give back to the community, meet new people and gain experience to help gain paid employment.

Location: Nelson ReStore, 73 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson
Hours: 2 – 4 hours per week / fortnight / monthly
Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help us with social media. At this stage we just use Facebook but are open to other ideas e.g pinterest, Instagram. 
We are hoping to post on Facebook more often with photos of the shop/new stock, profiles of our volunteers, customer stories, ideas for upcycling our stock etc.

Location: Nelson ReStore, 73 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson
Hours: 2 – 4 hours per week / fortnight / monthly

Clothing & Fashion Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help sort donated clothing and organise/merchandise our clothing area. There are a few different roles available within the clothing and fashion area of our store. Volunteers can sort through donated clothing or help with pricing.
We also need volunteers who can tidy and organise the clothing which is already displayed and ensure everything is in the correct place. Volunteers could also specialise in just shoes, handbags or jewellery if there is something that appeals to them. If you have a passion for clothing, you will have a lot of fun in this role!

Location: Nelson ReStore, 73 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson
Hours: 2 – 4 hours per week / fortnight / monthly

Plant Propagators

We are looking for volunteers to propogate plants for us to sell in our charity store. We are hoping to find some keen gardeners who want to put their green thumbs to good use! We would like to sell seedlings/succulents etc in our charity store and are looking for volunteers to propagate plants for us to sell to our customers. We would be able to provide pots etc. You would of course be able to do this from home, and we could pick up the plants from you.

Location: Nelson ReStore, 73 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson
Hours: 2 – 4 hours per week / fortnight / monthly

Customer Service & Sales Volunteer

We are looking for some extra help at the front counter in the shop. This will include serving customers, cleaning, tidying, creating displays etc

The ReStore is a fun place to work and a great environment to learn practical retail skills. We can teach you how to use our point of sale system and eftpos machine, while gaining confidence and experience serving customers.

Location: Nelson ReStore, 73 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson
Hours: 2 – 4 hours per week / fortnight / monthly

Build Volunteer

We are looking for build volunteers to provide assistance on our upcoming build projects. As a build volunteer you will be doing anything from swinging hammer to painting a fence! We are accepting expressions of interest from all different skill levels and backgrounds, but qualified builders/tradies are particularly welcomed.

Location: Ormiston Road, work from home
Hours: 3 – 4 hours a week or fortnight

Whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set or passion, there is a place for you here.

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