How To Help


Our ability to construct new homes and repair existing homes in Macon and Jackson NC counties is driven from a strong relationship with individuals, faith communities, businesses, civic organizations, community groups, and foundations.

Our Restores provide a substantial stream of revenue in meeting these needs. Individuals and businesses that have been faithful in donating items for Resale and our customers who continue to shop our Restores are a key factor in our success.

There are many ways you can financially contribute that will change the lives of local families and improve our community at large.

Your gift and your patronage at our two Restore locations is important! Your contribution will help us build new houses and preserve existing homes, ensuring more families have safe and decent housing.


We invite you to join our growing family of Macon County/Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity Macon/Jackson NC has many opportunities and areas where you can help, including the following:

ReStores in Franklin and Sylva

Not into construction but want to support our mission in making a change in Macon and Jackson counties by providing safe and affordable housing to deserving families. We have the perfect place for you. Become a Volunteer at either the Franklin or Sylva Restore. Please review the various positions below and see if one is right for you.

Sign Up!

If you are interested in volunteering at the Franklin or Sylva ReStore please contact Debra Westerman, ReStore Director, at 828-349-4374.


All volunteers must complete an annual Volunteer Waiver of Liability.

Volunteers seeking Court Ordered Community Service hours are required to schedule an interview with Debra Westerman, ReStore Director, before beginning their volunteer service. Hours will be reported and a letter can be provided upon request at the completion of the volunteer hours. Contact Debra to set up your interview: 828-349-4374.

Sales Floor Associate

Get donated items priced and ready for the floor, and keep the product organized on the shelves for good visibility. You can also help keep store sections stocked and tidy and generally assist our customers.

Donations Receiver/Warehouse Helper

This position will include accepting donations directly from drop-off donors with an emphasis on what we accept and do not accept. Volunteers in this position would be responsible for maintaining a good relationship with both frequent and first-time donors. Staff will assist the volunteer in learning what comprises a “good” donation, and ample training will be provided. The position will organize donations into designated areas awaiting processing.

Repair Volunteer

This position will work with our Processing Team and be responsible for testing each electrical and gasoline product to insure proper working condition prior to cleaning, pricing, and ready for the Sales floor.

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