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.

Click on one of the upcoming orientation sessions links to sign-up for an Orientation Session. Or, call 978-635-1710 X 6 with any questions or for help with registration.

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:

Donation Shifts
  • 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


Sorting Room/Workshop Shifts
  • 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.volunteer video

Distribution Shifts
  • 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


Pick-Up Donations
  • 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.

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Other Opportunities
  • 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

Many small efforts joined together yield great results!

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Oct 05

New Volunteer Orientation

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oct 15

New Volunteer Orientation

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nov 02

New Volunteer Orientation

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nov 19

New Volunteer Orientation

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dec 07

New Volunteer Orientation

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

How to Volunteer

Signing up to volunteer couldn’t be easier!

  1. Fill out our online volunteer registration form. Please print and sign the completed application and consent form.  Volunteers under 18 need to print their form and have a parent or guardian sign the form. They should bring their signed waiver to orientation with them. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer without a parent/guardian present. Volunteers must be willing to commit to at least 30 hours of volunteer service in their first year.
  2. Sign up for an orientation session after completing the volunteer registration form. Once you have completed the volunteer registration form, you will be asked to select an orientation session. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 978-635-1710 x6.

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