New volunteers welcome to help provide Household Goods to those in need.

Due to Covid-19, our volunteer process has changed so we can provide the safest experience possible for you and our clients.

The number of volunteers are limited each day so we can follow social distancing and sanitizing guidelines. Clients shop remotely and arrive at scheduled times to pick up their items without entering the building. We are constantly adapting our processes and have a number of new volunteer opportunities. We are particularly in need of people to help with furniture moving, pre-packing items, and with linen sorting. Please see our most urgent volunteer needs here.

Volunteers will attend a remote Zoom orientation before starting. Please sign up here. You will be asked to first register and then select an orientation. For any questions or help with registration, please complete the form below or call 978-635-1710 X 6.


Volunteer with Household Goods and become a part of our success in the community.

Volunteer opportunities are varied, and the hours are flexible. Whether you can spare three hours a week or a month, we invite you to join us in our mission to assist those in need in our community.

Volunteer at Household Goods – we’d love to have you!

Volunteers fulfill all the essential roles that keep Household Goods running.

Here are just a few of the jobs they do:


  • Drivers: Drive Household Goods’ box trucks to pick up donations. Must be 25 or older with clean driving record and have or be able to obtain US DOT medical Certificate (no special license required).
  • Crew: Load and offload trucks donated furniture and goods. Must be 18 or older.

Shifts: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:45 AM-Noon and as needed.


  • Donor Helpers: Greet and thank donors, write receipts, screen items.
  • Furniture Movers: Unload vehicles and deliver items to correct showroom location.
  • Quality Control: “Triage” furniture and appliances for quality, cleanliness, working order and completeness.

Shifts: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:45 AM-Noon


  • Sort Boxes: Dig through boxes of donations, assess condition of goods, categorize goods and dispatch to correct location for storage or display. Restock showroom as necessary.
  • Sort Linens: Measure, label and assemble sets of bedding, curtains and towels.
  • Workshop: Repair furniture, check lamps for safety. Must be 18 or older.

Shifts: Monday through Saturday 8:45 AM-Noon; Tuesday (workshop only) 12:45 -4 PM.


  • Client Assistants: Assist clients while they “shop”. Help clients find household goods that fit their needs and style. Help clients solve space and logistical constraints.
  • Furniture Movers: Work with clients and Client Assistants to load furniture into vehicles.


  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 AM-Noon
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 12:45 PM-4:00 PM


  • Organize a drive for towels, blankets or kitchen items
  • Plan events and help fundraise
  • Write stories and articles
  • Assist with office work
  • Schedule appointments via phone and email
  • Bring a group for a special project

New Volunteer Orientations

Listed below are our upcoming New Volunteer Orientations. Please click on one that’s convenient for you to register.

Jun 05

New Volunteer Orientation

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jun 22

New Volunteer Orientation

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jul 10

New Volunteer Orientation

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aug 07

New Volunteer Orientation

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sep 11

New Volunteer Orientation

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oct 02

New Volunteer Orientation

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nov 06

New Volunteer Orientation

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dec 04

New Volunteer Orientation

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Group Volunteers

Household Goods is always looking for volunteer groups to help with projects in our Center in Acton. Learn more here.

More Ways to Get Involved

Groups can also host a Goods Drive or organize a Kitchen Starter Set party.

Questions? Looking for more information?

Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 978-635-1710 x6.or get in touch here. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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