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Weekend Fair Trade Warrior!

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Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln


Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln, Nebraska's only 100% Fair Trade retailer, is seeking motivated and outgoing volunteers to help in our Haymarket store on Saturday and Sundays. Volunteer shifts are generally 2-4 hours in length. Morning, afternoon and evening help needed! Store hours on the weekends:

Saturdays 10 AM-9 PM with shifts from 10-2, 11-3, and occasionally 2-6 or 6-9

Sundays 12 PM-6 PM with shifts from 12-3 or 3-6

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!
  • Flexible scheduling
  • 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 volunteer.lincoln@tenthousandvillages.com 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

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About Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln


140 N. 8th Street, Suite 125, Lincoln, NE 68508, US

Mission Statement

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!

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We'll work with your schedule.


140 N 8th StreetSTE 125Lincoln, NE 68508



  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer shifts are generally 2-4 hours long and fairly flexible to individual schedules.
  • We ask for a commitment of at least one volunteer shift a month for three months.

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