Volunteer with us!


Creative Reuse relies on an amazing team of committed volunteers to accomplish our mission. We wouldn’t be here without you!


Why Volunteer?

  • Discount: Get 50% off bulk bags and 20% off everything else in the shop!
  • Support Creativity and Reuse: Help us divert useful materials from the landfills
  • Meet Cool People: Meet other creatively-minded folks and build connections with your community.

Who can Volunteer?

  • Everyone is welcome to volunteer with us!
  • Starting at age 13 you can volunteer accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Anyone ages 16-18 can volunteer independently with the permission of a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@pccr.org or call (412) 473-0100.

Ready to get started? Learn more about the various volunteer opportunities below and then fill out the application.

Volunteer Positions

Donation Volunteer:

Help us keep the Creative Reuse retail shop organized and awesome by measuring fabric, packaging small materials, sorting buttons and beads, reorganizing books and magazines, and more. Shifts are usually a minimum of 1 hour long between the hours of 11 AM and 4:30 PM Sunday-Friday.

Creative Education Volunteer:

Help facilitate hands-on educational programs by welcoming and orienting participants, keeping tools and materials organized, inspiring participants, making examples, helping participants create one-of-a-kind creations in our space and elsewhere. Our educational programs vary by date and location. Please note: in order to volunteer at our programs you will need to have or be willing to obtain clearances for working with children.

Warehouse Volunteer:

Ever wonder where we keep all the extra materials? Would you like to have a hand in stocking shelves and keeping the bulk section under control? If so, being a Warehouse volunteer might be for you! Working closely with our Materials Coordinator, this position has a wide range of opportunities: labeling boxes, consolidating stock, restocking the shop, processing materials, fixing up areas of the bulk section, and a host of other tasks!

After you complete the application, the Volunteer Coordinator will review your it and determine if we have an opportunity that’s right for you. You’ll then receive an invitation to schedule your 30-60 minute volunteer orientation. We’ll give you a tour of the shop, explain our volunteer program, have you sign some paperwork, and schedule your shifts.

Other Ways to Help

Community Ambassadors:

Support and represent Creative Reuse by posting about us on social media, putting up flyers for events, and telling your friends and family about who we are and what we do. You don’t need to fill out an application for this position! Just help spread the word!


We have several internships available for folks who are interested in a longer-term, more project-based commitment. We’re always looking for students seeking course credit or anyone with specific skills interested in supporting Creative Reuse. Learn more here.

Groups of Volunteers: 

Due to space limitations, we do not host groups of volunteers in our shop or warehouse during store hours. If you have a group of volunteers (age 16+) interested in volunteering at our next special event, please email volunteer@pccr.org to be added to our contacts.

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