ReStore Deconstruction Associate


Reporting directly to the ReStore Donations Manager the Deconstruction Associate will perform a variety of tasks mainly focused in Deconstruction. Oversee, instruct and assist skilled or unskilled volunteers.

Provide assistance to Volunteer Manager with recruitment and jobsite best safety practice training. Provide ReStores and Truck assistance when needed, including but not limited to pick-ups, cashier, stocking, minor maintenance, drive fork lift and flatbed truck.


Committed to the mission of AAHH the incumbent should have experience and a working knowledge of home deconstruction, jobsite safety, building maintenance, property maintenance and the ability to interface successfully with people.


  • With the direction of the Donation Manager, Associate will lead and Assist volunteers in the extraction of donations from homes and businesses which includes removal of doors, cabinets, fixtures, lights, fans, etc.
  • Make sure Volunteer have an enjoyable service day during the process.
  • Assure that all work is performed in a safe manner, in accordance with the AAHH safety policy and so that the safety of AAHH customers, employees, volunteers and other third parties is of primary importance.
  • Assist with recruiting new volunteers for AAHH Decon Program.
  • Send volunteers emails containing job info, dates and times.
  • Keep track of Volunteer Hours for Volunteer Manager.
  • Complete all necessary donation receipts and Decon forms with the Donor.  Including handling money when necessary.
  • Price and display Deconstruction merchandise in a safe and attractive manner on the ReStore floor.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
  • Maintain a clean driving record.


  • Knowledge of construction tools, materials and job safety required.
  • Must have experience working with tools, around plumbing and electrical.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers towards the achievement of department and ReStore goals.
  • Ability to exhibit emotional intelligence, patience and flexibility.
  • OSHA compliance and forklift training and experience preferred.
  • Current CPR and first aid experience a plus.
  • Experienced driving large trucks or box trucks within busy city and county roads preferred.


  • Stand or walk on concrete flooring for prolonged time periods.
  • Apply extensive physical mobility, including reaching, lifting, holding, pushing and pulling, carrying, bending, climbing stairs and ladders, crawling, kneeling, arm and leg extension.
  • Walk and climb on uneven surfaces, ladders, and stairs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50lbs.
  • Independently operate motor vehicles

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

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 a Living Wage, Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug Free Workplace.