UNIFI Community Connector

Type of Position: Full-time, one year term

Benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA:

  • Modest Living Allowance: $675.08 biweekly   
  • Housing Stipend: $200 monthly 
  • End of service education award ($6,895) or cash stipend ($1,800)
  • Professional development, training, and work experience
  • Qualified student loans placed into forbearance.

Or contact Dustin Fuller, FOC Manager, at (419) 429-1400 x 4 or [email protected].


Description: This position is responsible for operations in the ReStore including processing of donated items and loading & unloading of sold and donated items, staging and safety of the items in the ReStore showroom while providing high level customer service. will be responsible for training in truck operations for the pick-up of donated merchandise from homeowners, safely packing/loading the merchandise in the ReStore truck, returning to ReStore and unloading merchandise. Experience in Retail. Must have a valid drivers license Full-Time, Non-exempt, hourly wage with benefits.

 Fixed schedule would be Monday – Friday, and every other Saturday between 9:30 am – 5 pm. . Average of 39 hours per week. Must have valid driver’s license and ability to lift and or move 50 lbs repetitively.


  • Pick-up donations, driving a 25’ foot pickup truck.
  • Operate forklift (certification will be provided by Habitat)
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving
    understanding of social media platforms and posting.
  • Retail experience and staging a plus
  • Answer telephone and provide ReStore information, directions, meeting the caller’s needs
  • Train and supervise volunteers, drivers, movers and associates
  • Assist in developing and adhering to criteria for donated materials (what will and won’t be accepted).
  • Screen for donation/product usability – and professionally decline donations where applicable.
  • Follow and update Restore safety standards.
  • Assist in keeping trucks well maintained and clean and perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Help maintain organization and cleanliness in the ReStore Donation and Processing areas.
  • Provide customer service inside the ReStore including running register, open and closing of ReStore and handling cash deposits where needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record. No CDL is required.
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving
  • Truck driving experience preferred.
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Social media platforms and posting experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds, stand, squat, bend and climb in and out of the truck on a regular basis.
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen and Sexual Offender Check
  • Work is performed in a retail/warehouse environment
    Ability to spend majority of the day standing or moving about ReStore and the community. Work may require climbing steps and ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions
  • Excellent communication skills.