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Fair Trade Retail Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Ten Thousand Villages

  • 2 people are interested
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Help us support artisans around the world! Our volunteers enable us to fulfill our Fair Trade mission.

We operate a non-profit retail store in Squirrel Hill. We sell beautiful and sustainable handmade items including; home goods, gifts, and personal accessories. Our retail sales support our artisan partners around the world.

Volunteers perform sales and customer service duties on our sales floor. They also help educate customers about our Fair Trade mission.

Volunteer responsibilities include;

  • Talking about the store and mission
  • Learning product background and artist stories
  • Greeting customers as they enter the store
  • Assisting customers and offering suggestions
  • Ringing up customers at the register/Point of Sale (POS)
  • Unpacking orders
  • Pricing products and stocking shelves
  • Arranging and moving store displays
  • Light housekeeping

5 Shifts

  • 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM to 04:00 AM
  • 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Ten Thousand Villages

Location:

5820 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, US

Mission Statement

We 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.

Description

Started and primarily run by volunteers, we are a small nonprofit and local fair trade business. We operate a brick and mortar location in Squirrel Hill, and also fundraise with local community groups throughout Pittsburgh.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
International
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, International, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 5 shifts

WHERE

5820 Forbes Ave.PittsburghPittsburgh, PA 15217

(40.43784,-79.92205)
 

SKILLS

  • Retail / Sales
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to commit to 8 hours per month (typically two 4 hour shifts) for one year.
  • Ability to stand and walk for up to 4 hours, bending and light lifting

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