Volunteer Opportunities at ReStore Elgin

You don’t have to pound nails to be a part of providing safe, affordable, decent housing for partner families. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley's ReStore in Elgin sells new and used building materials,. directing the proceeds to fund the building of houses. Volunteering at ReStore has a direct impact on supporting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.

All Merchandise is Donated

We sell both new and used building materials that have been donated by homeowners, retailers, manufacturers, and distribution centers.  

ReStore Goals

At ReStore, we strive to meet three goals:

  1. Keep items from going to landfills by recycling the products to the next generation of customer that have a need for it
  2. Provide values to our customers by pricing items 50% to 75% off the listed retail pricing
  3. Provide funds for building homes to eliminate sub-standard houses

Volunteer Opportunities

At ReStore, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities with our teams such as:

  • Proactive procurement
  • Donation pick up
  • Receiving/warehousing
  • Merchandise processing
  • Sales/cashiering

You can also volunteer on our Special Ops team that plans for ReStore participation in home shows and local festivals.

Fit your volunteer time to your schedule

ReStore is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Once a week, volunteer for a half or full day, and find the satisfaction in being a very definite part of providing safe, affordable, decent housing in Northern Fox Valley.

Becoming a ReStore Volunteer

To become a volunteer at ReStore in Elgin, stop by the store to complete a Volunteer Application, or contact Lance Dailey, ReStore Volunteer Coordinator, by calling the ReStore at 847-742-9905 ext. 6, or send e-mail to lance.dailey@habitatnfv.org. You will then work with Lance to select the days and hours during our open periods when you would like to volunteer. After you meet with the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator and ReStore Management, your start date and time will be set and you can begin volunteering. On the first day you are at ReStore, you will be given an orientation and store tour. Habitat ReStore is located at 800 N State Street (Route 31) in Elgin, approximately 1 mile south of I-90.

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