Do you have a desire to help people in developing countries and learn more about their interesting cultures? Ten Thousand Villages provides a great volunteer opportunity to do just that.
At Ten Thousand Villages we deliver vital, fair income to unemployed or underemployed artisans in developing countries (Latin America, Africa and Asia). We do this by telling the artisan’s powerful story and selling their handicrafts (textiles, jewlry, pottery, etc.) in North America.
We are looking for a volunteer to work a weekly Wednesday afternoon shift, from 2-6 pm.
This position involves providing a high level of customer service to Ten Thousand Villages shoppers. You will be required to cheerfully greet customers; make sure shoppers know about our fair trade mission; tell stories about artisans/products; answer customer questions; ring up sales; wrap items up and bag them.
Previous retail experience is not needed. An orientation, cash register training and ongoing training about new products and artisans are provided.
We hope that you will jump into the colorful world of fair trade and join our influential volunteer team!
- Administrative Support
- Customer Service
- Retail / Sales
- Customer Acquisition
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- at least 3 shifts per month
- Must be able to stand for 4 hours (15 minute break provided), and lift up to 20 pounds.