So you want to be a Deconstruction Volunteer?

Here’s information about volunteering with the Habitat ReStore Deconstruction team.

The fun way to help Habitat and the environment!

  • Volunteering with the deconstruction team consists of helping salvage useable and sellable materials from remodeling projects, or buildings slated for demolition or other sources identified by our deconstruction manager.
  • Typical tasks include helping remove kitchen cabinets, removing doors and windows, taking up wood flooring and removing electrical fixtures.
  • Deconstruction volunteers are expected to provide their own lunch, work gloves (if you have them) and transportation to and from the job site.
  • Tools and necessary safety equipment will be provided.
  • Hours vary, but are typically from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Our scheduling varies as the need arises and can be short notice.
  • Requirements are a willingness to learn and the energy to perform this physical task. Deconstruction volunteers are expected to move, lift and load sometimes heavy items.
  • Prior experience in construction or deconstruction is helpful but not necessary.


Come join our Deconstruction Volunteers who work as a team to provide an alternative to landfill disposal, and make a difference in the lives of Habitat for Humanity homeowners in Dane County.

For more information, please contact Emily, the Habitat ReStore Volunteer Manager,608.661.2813, ext. 3