Ten Thousand Villages in Oak Park is a non-profit fair trade store located in lively downtown Oak Park. We believe that volunteering with us allows you to give locally while impacting thousands of people globally.
Our mission is to help the artisans put a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and their children in school. We achieve this through our marketing and sales of fair trade goods.
Volunteer's benefits include:
- Improving the lives of marginalized artisans across the globe
- Socializing with a diverse group of friendly people who support this cause
- Working in a beautiful, stimulating environment
- Developing transferable job skills
- Enjoy participating in outside volunteer activities, and
- 20% Volunteer Discount - is a bonus! We will tell you more about it when you apply.
The Value of Volunteers
As a non-profit store, volunteers are absolutely critical to our success. By decreasing our operating costs, they enable us to price products competitively in North American markets and funnel more funds back to our artisans allowing a fair living wage.
Our volunteers help us in many ways! You can
- be a customer service volunteer.
- be a board or committee member.
- assist with off-site sales.
- unpack merchandise.
During the holiday season we are taking applications from people interested in this opportunity.
If you would like to join our fantastic volunteer team, please call or stop by the store for more information or go to: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/oakpark#volunteer Our phone number is 708-848-4572.
We look forward to meeting with you!
- Customer Service
- People Skills
- Basic Computer Skills
- Retail / Sales
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 10 hours per month
- Please contact us for more details: 708-848-4572