Are you planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel or moving into a new house? The Habitat ReStore’s “Decon” team can help remove gently used, resellable cabinets, appliances, fixtures, etc. from your home, load them onto a ReStore truck, and haul them away to resell at our ReStore. All the proceeds help us build safe and affordable homes for families in Waukesha County.  

If you have items to donate, our Donation and Logistics Coordinator or a Decon volunteer will visit your home or building to see if your items qualify for the program. 

Become a Decon Volunteer

Volunteers will assist our Decon team in the physical removal of material donations from donors’ homes/buildings to reduce the costs of home improvement and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building decent affordable housing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work and communicate as part of a team to remove cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, lighting, appliances, and other items from donated homes/buildings

  • Assist with moving product to staging area and/or truck, as needed

  • Respect the donor’s home/building and appropriately represents Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County.  This includes confidentiality of names and items donated.

Skills and Qualifications:

Experience or skills in at least one of the following areas:

  • Willingness to learn how to deconstruct cabinetry, plumbing, HVAC, and appliances safely and efficiently

  • General handy person

  • Construction, remodeling, electrical work, and/or plumbing

  • Some general knowledge of power tools and equipment

  • Willingness to travel to deconstruction projects throughout Waukesha County by using a personal vehicle 

Time commitment varies. This usually takes 4-8 hours per project, as scheduled. First preference will go to volunteers who can work with our ReStore Decon team to set a regular schedule and our Donation and Logistics Coordinator notifies you when a project is scheduled.