Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


Nonprofit organizations rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers. The goal of this project was to facilitate the increase of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest /Greater Worcester ReStore’s volunteers by making recommendations for recruitment and retention strategies. We found that there are potential volunteers who are interested and available at times when ReStore most needs additional volunteers. We recommend several strategies that would allow ReStore to tailor recruitment activities toward students and older adults by appealing to their respective motivations and availability. We compiled a list of recruitment and retention strategies to use for future recruitment efforts.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs