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Ten Thousand Villages Volunteer - Support International Artisans and Farmers

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ORGANIZATION: Ten Thousand Villages of Austin

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Ten Thousand Villages of Austin 4803 Burnet Rd.

Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, a volunteer-run, non-profit store selling fair-trade, artisan-made gifts, needs your help! Interact with a great group of volunteers as you work with beautiful, sustainable, fair-trade products from all over the world.

We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are passionate about fair trade and their global community, no other qualifications necessary. This opportunity is in a low stress retail environment working in a community of other like-minded volunteers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Educating potential customers about our mission and the importance of fair trade
  • Creating a fun and unique shopping experience so that we can invest those sales back into our artisan partners
  • Operating cash register and checking out customers promptly and professionally and asking for donations
  • Assisting in the intake of new products
  • General cleaning

We ask volunteers to commit at least two 2 shifts (1 1/2 - 3 hours each) per month. Ongoing volunteers receive a 15% discount in our store.

We ask that all volunteers be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Contact volunteers.austin@tenthousandvillages to schedule an orientation to the store and begin working!

3 Shifts

  • 11:00 AM to 02:30 PM
    Join staff and other volunteers in our Fair Trade store!
  • 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
    Join our staff and other volunteers in our Fair Trade store!
  • 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
    Join our staff and other volunteers in our Fair Trade store!
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About Ten Thousand Villages of Austin


4803 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756, 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.


At Ten Thousand Villages, our mission is to help artisans in developing countries improve their lives through fair trade. We work with women, people with disabilities, and marginalized populations to help them break the cycle of generational poverty by ensuring our makers earn a fair, living wage in safe working conditions. Our retail store sells the beautiful, unique handicrafts these artisans create from over 30 developing countries around the world.

Our products include home furnishings, musical instruments, coffee, chocolate, jewelry, and toys. Through fair-trade practices, the artisans who produce these products are paid fair wages up front. We ensure that our artisans are operating under safe working conditions and are producing environmentally-friendly goods.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Advocacy & Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Community


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts


4803 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756


  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Retail / Sales
  • Google Apps
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two three-hour shifts per month
  • Initial training with Volunteer Coordinator.

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