Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade, nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers to help staff the store. We love our volunteers. They help the store run smoothly and share our mission and artisan stories with customers. Volunteer opportunities range from ringing up customers and unpacking shipments, to working with the Speaker's Bureau and more. There are a number of things for volunteers to do and we work with you to find your best fit.
Please fill out our volunteer application by copying the link below into your address bar: https://goo.gl/forms/knIXM6LPPCcTDgca2
Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or under-employed. This income helps pay for food, education, health care or housing.
As a non-profit fair trade retail store, we market quality products from diverse cultures around the world made by people that we know and care enough about to do business with in a manner that together we consider fair. We trade with artisan groups who pay fair wages and demonstrate concern for their members' welfare. We provide consistent purchases, advances and prompt final payments to artisans. We market quality products that are hand-crafted (no factories) by under-employed artisans. We choose handicrafts that reflect and reinforce rich cultural traditions, that are environmentally sensitive and which appeal to the North American consumer. We encourage North American customers to learn about fair trade and to appreciate artisans' cultural heritage and life circumstances with joy and respect. We use resources carefully and value volunteers who work in our North American operations.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
2011 Madison RoadCincinnati, OH45208
July 16, 2020
Interior / Exterior Design
Social Media / Blogging
Retail / Sales
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
8 hours/month in 2,3 or 4 hour increments
Be supportive of the mission of the store, enjoy working with people