Amazon fair-trade craft sales assistant at Great Blue Heron Festival


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Jun 29, 2017 01:00 PM - Mon Jul 03, 2017 01:00 AM

Where

Great Blue Heron Music Festival2361 Wait Corners Rd.Sherman, NY 14781

Center for Amazon Community Ecology partners in Peru. Photos by Campbell Plowden/CACE

About

The Center for Amazon Community Ecology is a non-profit organization that helps native artisans from the Peruvian Amazon to develop and market innovative handicrafts to create sustainable livelihoods. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we pay our artisan fairly and promptly and dedicate 20% of our net sales to support health, education and forest conservation in our partner communities.

We have a great opportunity to sell a wide range of hand-made Amazon crafts in our Amazon Forest Store roadshow at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival that will be held on a farm at 2361 Waits Corners Rd. in Sherman, NY from Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2.

We need energetic volunteers to help us at this fun and music filled event on one or more days. We most need people to help set up the booth on Thursday afternoon and evening (6/29) and Friday morning as well to pack up the booth on Sunday night and Monday morning - times marked with **. We would also like help from enthusiastic volunteers to be Amazon Ambassadors to help us sell crafts and welcome booth visitors to check out our videos and engage with our Amazon education activities during the festival. Dates, times and tasks are listed below.

We have one extra free pass per day to the festival that we can share with someone who helps us for most of the festival. All volunteers who help us for a full day or more will get a 20% discount on merchandise at our booth and a free Amazon Forest Store baseball cap as a gesture of our appreciation.

1**). Thursday, June 29. Set up the tent, display materials and crafts at the CACE booth: 1 - 7 pm. Need 2-3 volunteers for these critical set-up tasks.

2) Friday, June 30. Finish booth set-up. 8 am - 12 Noon. May need 1-2 volunteers.

3) Friday, June 30. Help sell crafts and welcome visitors to the booth. 10 am - 1 am. Need 1 volunteer per six-hour shift. Hours flexible.

4) Saturday, July 1. Help sell crafts and welcome visitors to the booth. 10 am - 1 am. Need 1 volunteer per six-hour shift. Hours flexible.

5) Sunday, July 2. Help sell crafts and welcome visitors to the booth. 10 am - 8 pm. Need 1 volunteer per six-hour shift. Hours flexible.

6**) Sunday, July 2. Help pack up the crafts, display materials and tent. 8 pm - 1 am. Need 2-3 volunteers.

7) Monday, July 3. Finish packing up the crafts, display materials and tent. 6 am - car packed.

For more information about CACE visit our website at www.AmazonEcology.org. Visit our online store at: www.AmazonForestStore.org.


Skills

  • Merchandising
  • Environmental Education
  • Retail / Sales
  • Sales Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • minimum 6 hour shift during a day
  • passion for fair-trade, conservation and native peoples

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