Amazon fair-trade craft sales assistant at the Rhythm and Roots Festival


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Aug 31, 2017 09:00 AM - Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:00 PM

Where

Ninigret Park4890A Old Post Road (Route 1A)Charlestown, RI 02813

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 Rhythm and Roots Festival that will be held from Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 at Ninigret Park at 4890A Old Post Road (Route 1A), Charlestown, RI 02813.

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 (8/31) as well to pack up the booth on Sunday (9/3) night - 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 or two extra vendor passes we can share with volunteers who help us for several days before and/or during the festival. All volunteers who help us for eight hours 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, August 31. Set up the tent, display materials and crafts at the CACE booth: 11 am - 6 pm. Need 1to 2 volunteers for these critical set-up tasks.

2) Friday, Sept. 1. Help with any remaining tasks to set-up the CACE booth and sell crafts to incoming campers. 7 am - 10 am. Need 1 to 2 volunteers.

3) Friday, Sept. 1. Help sell crafts and welcome visitors to the booth. 10 am - midnight. Need 1 to 2 volunteers per six-hour shift. Hours flexible.

4) Saturday, Sept. 2. Help sell crafts and welcome visitors to the booth. 10 am - midnight. Need 1 to 2 volunteers per six-hour shift. Hours flexible.

5) Sunday, Sept.3. Help sell crafts and welcome visitors to the booth. 10 am - 7:30 pm. Need 1 volunteer per six-hour shift. Hours flexible.

6**) Sunday, Sept. 3. Help pack up the crafts, display materials and tent. 7:30 pm - 12 midnight. Need 2 volunteers.

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

  • min. 6 hr shift per day: 1-4 days
  • passionate about the environment, fair-trade and/or empowering native people

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