Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor, MI
We welcome you to Join Our Village of volunteers! The success of Ten Thousand Villages in Ann Arbor is due to the wonderful group of volunteers that have "stepped up to the plate" and devoted their time, effort and energy to the principles of Fair Trade and to ensuring the dignity and living wages of our artisans in developing countries. Stop by our store to pick up an application form or get more information on how you can help and become a volunteer.
Our trained volunteer staff of over 80 dedicated individuals ranges from 16 to 85 years of age. Working in the store is educational & exciting, and many friendships and shared stories have created a true Villages family right on Main Street!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES OF HURON VALLEY:
SALES SUPPORT: Work in our Ten Thousand Villages store greeting and assisting customers on the sales floor, processing sales and maintaining an attractive and well stocked sales floor. Hours can be regularly scheduled shifts (3-4 hours) or changing on a weekly basis.
INVENTORY TEAM: Unpacking incoming shipments in the store's basement. Hours are scheduled on an as needed basis.
DATA ENTRY: back office support. Hours completely flexible.
EVENT AND EDUCATION TEAM: assist with outreach events and education, tasks range from setting up offsite sales and displays to prresenting PowerPoint presentations about Ten Thousand Viaalage and our artisams partners. Hours are scheduled as needed.
BOARD POSITIONS: Membership in our board of directors or on various committees as vacancies occur. Board meetings are held monthly and committees meet as needed.
Meet Our Volunteers
Anna Grace"Most of our volunteers work locally to create a
fairer, kinder, and more inclusive community.
Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages allows me to
share that with communities all over the world, and to
promote a fairer and more just world community. I
love how excited people are when they learn about fair
trade for the first time! Think Globally – Act
Locally!" Anna Grace, Ann Arbor Store Volunteer