Retail Volunteer - In Pike Place Market!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1501 Pike Place #521Pike Place MarketSeattle, WA 98101


About

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering at Ventures!

To join our list of interested volunteers, please complete all three steps below:

  1. Fill out our online Volunteer Application (which can be found by visiting http://venturesnonprofit.org/help-invest/volunteer/)
  2. Send your resume to volunteer@venturesnonprofit.org
  3. Attend the one of the upcoming Volunteer Orientations on June 20th or September 15th both will be from 6:30 to 7:30pm. If you are interested in working directly with low-income business owners, please plan to stay for a Business Coaches’ Training from 7:30 to 9:00pm. Ventures will send you a reminder and more detailed information about this orientation closer to the date.

Help support local low-income entrepreneurs by volunteering at one of Seattle’s most unique and inspiring gift stores!

Our Pike Place stores is the "retail incubator" of Ventures, a nonprofit that empowers low-income entrepreneurs to start their own small businesses. The store showcases handcrafted products from our program participants - there are currently more than 130 local artists selling their work at Ventures, and new artists join us every month!

Retail Volunteers:

Greet visitors, answer questions about store merchandise, help customers make their purchases, keep the store bright and tidy, and assist with a wide variety of other store tasks as needed.

The Ventures store is open 7 days a week from 10:30AM-5:30PM, and volunteer shifts are available every day.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment performing a wide variety of tasks.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for Ventures' programs and mission, local artists, small businesses, and entrepreneurship.
  • Previous customer service and/or retail experience is helpful but not required.

Benefits:

  • Receive a 10% discount on all Ventures products.
  • Volunteer in the heart of Pike Place Market!
  • Gain valuable experience in customer service, retail sales, cashiering, merchandising, and other retail operations.

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4-6 hour shift per week
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