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Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria is looking for dynamic, engaging and action-oriented individuals interested in becoming volunteer Board Members to fill a variety of roles on our Board of Directors.
Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade non-profit retail store. We operate our Alexandria location using a local Board made up of folks with diverse professional backgrounds and life experiences. Alongside the Store Manager, the Board makes decisions about the store regarding the budget, marketing strategies, and strategic planning and supports the store through outreach efforts, event planning, and volunteering.
We are especially interested (but not limited to) recruiting individuals with skills in the following areas:
Duties of the board are as follows:
Board terms are for three years and can be renewed for second term of three years.
Board meetings are held once a month for roughly 2 hours. Board meetings are usually the third Thursday of the month starting at 7:30 pm at the King street store location. Board members are expected to attend the majority of board meetings.
Board members are also expected to be actively engaged in:
Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria is also interested in individuals who have a high level of investment in the local Alexandria community, who believe in the fair trade mission, and who enjoy engaging with people. This position is a great opportunity to "think globally, act locally" and have an impact on issues that you care about.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
915 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 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 operates as a business, marketing quality products from diverse cultures around the world made by people that we know and care enough about to do business in a manner that together we consider fair. Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria is a fair trade retail store that markets the arts and crafts of people in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. Our objective is to provide vital, fair income to these artisans. This income empowers them to secure food, education and healthcare for their families, to improve their housing and to contribute to their communities.
We'll work with your schedule.
915 King StreetAlexandria, VA 22314
February 26, 2020