Volunteers and Interns Joining Our Award-Winning Efforts

Volunteer and Make A Difference

volunteers imageWhy volunteer at The RE Store?
What volunteer and internship positions are available?
How do I get started?
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Why volunteer at The RE Store?

The RE Store has two environmentally-responsible retail stores  that sell affordable building materials

  • Offering quality alternatives to new products
  • Stocking inexpensive, unique items
    Examples include cabinets, doors, windows, light fixtures, tubs, sinks, flooring, moulding, hardware, etc…

Our salvage services  recover wasted materials for reuse and recycling from Washington State and beyond

  • Diverting over 4 million pounds of construction & demolition waste
  • Providing quality services  and savings builders, home owners and businesses

We promote a green, sustainable culture

  • Encouraging value to be created from waste
  • Exposing a wide variety of people to sustainable lifestyle options

Customers save over $1.6 million annually through RE Store purchases

  • Our sales totaling over 1.6 million dollars each year are based on items priced at 50% or much less than the price of similar new items
  • Saving money for our donors on their disposal fees while contributors receive a tax-deductible receipt or a in-store trade credit

Building community by building skills

  • Developing individual skills for our 25+ staff on an ongoing basis
  • Training people to enter the work force in new ways with our green jobs training program

Connecting with our communities through workshops , events and our Recycled Art Program .

Get the full story on all of our do it yourself resources  to help you reuse, save money and be creative.

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Get the full story on all of our do it yourself resources  to help you reuse, save money and be creative.

What volunteer and internship positions are available?

Volunteering can take many forms at The RE Store. Possibilities include:

  • Working with us on projects to improve our store facilities
  • Participating in our Green Jobs Training Program for job force retraining and resume’ building
  • Helping out with outreach and community events
  • Interning with us to develop your skills and strengths – interns could focus on many different aspects of our efforts, including:

√ Interpretive displays
√ Web-based outreach and marketing
√ Workshop and event production
√ Partner and sponsorship opportunities
√ Salvage and green demolition aka deconstruction
√ Store merchandising and inventory
√ Info displays and store signage
√ Logging “Community Service” hours for minor law infractions

How do I get started?

Contact Ben Lewis  in Bellingham or Bryan O’Neill at The RE Store in Seattle to explore possibilities in getting involved in the The RE Store’s efforts.

Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive the latest news about our volunteer opportunities, workshop schedule, events sponsored by The RE Store and more.

 

Learn about other ways to get involved with The RE Store in reducing waste and inspiring reuse.

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The Bellingham Store is hiring! More info here