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Global Gifts

  • 68 people are interested
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Join the Global Gifts team to help support fair trade while gaining retail experience in the vibrant Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio! Global Gifts is a nonprofit fair trade retail marketplace. We sell artisan-made items from over 40 countries. Because everything in the store is fair trade certified, all artisans, farmers, and producers are guaranteed a living wage, safe working conditions, and more.

Global Gifts volunteers work alongside staff members to assist customers, check in new inventory, and learn about and share artisan stories with the community.

All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are held monthly or can be arranged to fit your schedule. Email our Volunteer Coordinator at frances@globalgiftsft.com.

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About Global Gifts


682 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, US

Mission Statement

Global Gifts is committed to serving impoverished artisans and producers in the developing world by:

  • Providing vital fair income and employment for people of limited opportunity;
  • Marketing ethically produced and ethically obtained handmade products;
  • Educating the public about the cultures and traditions associated with items we sell; and
  • Helping consumers spend their shopping dollars in ways that benefit impoverished peoples around the world.


Global Gifts is a nonprofit organization with four fair trade store locations. We are supported by a small staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. At Global Gifts, products are fair trade and handmade, which means your contribution supports fair wages, gender equity, and safe and dignified working conditions. Volunteers will enjoy a fun retail working environment, learning artisan stories, and a 15% discount off purchases.

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Arts & Culture


We'll work with your schedule.


Global Gifts682 N. High StreetColumbus, OH 43215



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Retail / Sales


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 shifts per month
  • Must complete application, interview process, and orientation before first shift.

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