Program Supports Coordinator (Employee) (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 27 June 2017
Great entry level experience for a great organization! Very rewarding work and I would recommend volunteers/employees to this position! Had the pleasure of working with several fantastic volunteers/employees!
CEO (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 17 June 2017
Great non-profit charity to work for. Very rewarding and humbling experience wonderful, committed volunteers and staff I had a awesome 10 years with this great organization and witness transformation of many individuals and families
So many unmeasurable pros
there are no cons to transformation of one life journey only positive effects
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 2 June 2017
There are a lot of different things to do at the Habitat for humanity and the Restore. I started volunteering at the Restore and I had no problems working there. There are a lot of students volunteering, I found the people there are great and a lot of fun to work with. It a nice environment to work in and to gain experience.
Go to the build side of the business not the Restore
Manager, Receiving/shipping (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 26 May 2017
The volunteers were great but the management was very inexperienced and had no concept of retailing. Working conditions were hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The build side of the business would be the place to go but would avoid the Restore side of the business. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know the volunteers.
Productive with massive amounts of effort to work with.
Site Superintendent (Former Employee) – Edmonton Ab. – 10 May 2017
Most rewarding place of employment. Helping volunteers fill a need to contribute back to society not only with time but acquired skill contribution. Every day a new beginning and days end an accomplishment for what was completed . Every end of the day was a heart felt thank you for the help that the volunteers had given but let be known that the gift had no strings in other words the gift of training returned it self in the ability to contribute in any way that was possible. God Bless All.
Expectation during winter months and summers heat same
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 8 May 2017
Everyone got along and work got done simple as that. It was volunteer work so It was quite busy. My experience has been good with them but don't plan on fully applying because they look for permanent employees, not summer jobbers. Overall 8/10
Unloader/floor helper/carry-outs (Former Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 5 May 2017
Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer run store. I worked there to accumulate my volunteer hours needed to graduate grade 12. I learned a lot about giving excellent customer service, carrying out directions given to me by my superiors. Plus I learned more about home renovations and stuff since the majority of merchandise they sell is for the home. The hardest part of the job was trying o plan out where to put everything that was being donated, people are continually dropping goods off to be given a second chance for someone else. The store can get quite busy so it's important to get everything out quickly so people have a chance to see it. The most enjoyable part was seeing the appreciation in the customers eyes when they've found just what they needed to complete a project, or they've found something vintage that brings back memories. You see it all at Habitat for Humanity. Management treated everyone very fairly, they appreciate you volunteering for this worthy cause and helping less fortunate out.
pick up and drop off with the truck (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 16 April 2017
A typical day at work is good. I learned a lot. I managed the items in the back for cleaning and buffing and then placing on the floor. The workplace culture was light and easy. The hardest part of my job was cleaning toilets. The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving the shop to go in the truck for pick ups or drop offs.