Join us for a week of exciting and educational events showcasing the artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, authors, fashion and beauty changemakers who are lighting up our screens and airwaves to shift our consciousness and conversations for good.
Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln, Nebraska's only 100% Fair Trade retailer, is seeking motivated and outgoing volunteers to help in our Haymarket store during the week. Volunteer shifts are generally 3-4 hours in length. Afternoon & evening help are needed. The shifts generally open are:
Thursdays/Fridays: 2-6 & 6-9
Volunteers help in all aspects of our business, and daily tasks and duties include:
Customer Service - welcoming customers and informing them about Fair Trade and the artisans who benefit from purchases made in store
Support - Checking in new items, restocking the store, and keeping the store clean and tidy
Visual Merchandising - displaying products in a way that is visually appealing and accessible to customers
Why volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln? Check out some of the perks!
Up to a 25% discount!
Quality training and education opportunities
Learn about fair trade and artisan stories
Laid-back atmosphere and friendly team
Parking is available for all volunteers free of charge!
Ready to get involved? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-475-4122 for more information on how to apply. Also you can head on over and fill out our online form to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/QbTfab03UpE8cIW53
140 N. 8th Street, Suite 125, Lincoln, NE 68508, US
Ten Thousand Villages' mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.
Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln was started by a small group of people right here in Lincoln 35 years ago. These people saw a unique opportunity to affect change in alleviating poverty on a global scale, specifically with marginalized people in developing nations. They started very small, by purchasing fair trade handicrafts and selling them in their church basement. As they were able to purchase more and more, they realized they could think even bigger and start a store to support these artisan makers all over the globe! They eventually opened a store front and kept on growing into the non-profit, fair trade store we are today. We are our own non-profit organization, with our own board of directors and a large pool of committed volunteers!