Full-Time Asheville ReStore Associate


Individuals assigned to this position may periodically rotate to the various areas of the ReStore. The ReStore Associate may be responsible for the pickup, receipt, processing, movement, and storage of all donated goods as well as for sales support.


Committed to the mission of Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, the incumbent will be able to interface successfully with people, operate equipment safely, lift and move heavy objects, and oversee activities in his or her assigned area.


  • Donation/pickup
  • Perform residential and corporate donation pickups as instructed.
  • Represent AAHH by interfacing successfully with people in a polite and courteous manner.
  • Handle merchandise without causing damage to donated materials or donor property.
  • Operate the truck and other equipment safely and in compliance with AAHH safety procedures.
  • Inventory processing
  • Organize the inventory to continually improve efficiency.
  • Control the movement, repair, pricing, and recycling of donated merchandise.
  • Act as the leader for volunteers and ensure they are engaged and feel positive about their ReStore volunteer experience.
  • Customer support/sales
  • Greet all customers and provide them any necessary assistance in a prompt, courteous    manner.
  • Display merchandise in a safe, attractive manner.
  • Assist in loading customer’s purchases.
  • Assist in receiving incoming phone calls.
  • Operate P.O.S. system when needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Ability to interact with a variety of people. 
  • Attention to detail; be able to properly enter data. 
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team. 
  • Ability to exhibit emotional intelligence, patience and flexibility.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in retail sales or other work environment requiring direct and regular interactions with customers or donors.
  • Knowledge of construction tools and materials preferred.
  • OSHA compliance and forklift training and experience preferred.
  • Current CPR and first aid experience a plus.

The work is both in the ReStore and out in the public. Staff encounter frequent exposure to the elements throughout every season. Must be able to:

  • Stand or work on concrete floors for prolonged periods. 
  • Bend, lift, grasp, reach, push, and pull materials.
  • Walk and climb on uneven surfaces, ladders, and stairs.
  • Label, sort and stock. Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.

COMPENSATION: $17.70/hour

All candidates who have received an offer of employment will be required to undergo testing for commonly abused controlled substances in accordance with our Drug screening and Drug Free work place policy as well as Sex Offender and Criminal Background Check.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ashevillehabitat.org or complete the application below. No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

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