Ardmore, PA

Ardmore, PA

Suburban Square
32 Parking Plaza Suite #104
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-649-3513
manager.ardmore@tenthousandvillages.com

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Mon-Sat: 10am—8pm
Sunday: 12pm—6pm

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Tidal Treasures

With every ebb and flow, the sea bestows upon us precious gifts — ocean jewels nestled in the beach. The shimmering shoreline and its bits of earthy opulence are the inspiration for our newest collection of home accents.


Ten Thousand Villages Ardmore is located in the center of the Courtyard of Suburban Square Shopping Center. Suburban Square Shopping Center is notably one of the first shopping centers in the United States. Our location became part of the Ardmore community in August of 2013. We are happy to be bringing fair trade to Ardmore and hope to see you at our new location soon!

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About Us

Ten Thousand Villages in Ardmore, PA, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Volunteer

How Do Volunteers Support the Mission of Ten Thousand Villages?

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers are vital to the success of Ten Thousand Villages and make it possible for Ten Thousand Villages to lower overhead costs. Volunteers are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the handicrafts we sell and the people who make them. We consider our volunteers to be Fair Trade Ambassadors because with this knowledge, our volunteers serve as advocates for artisans in countries around the world.

What Do Volunteers Do?

  • Sharing artisan stories. Unpacking a hand drum from India. Updating our website. Learning about Fair Trade. Showing a child where Kenya is on the map. Transporting recyclables to the recycling center. Restocking the store of handicrafts. Repairing broken items so they can be sold.

This is a just a sampling of the different types of activities undertaken by Ten Thousand Villages Ardmore Volunteers. Ten Thousand Villages Volunteers work in a wide variety of areas.

  • Volunteers Can Choose To Participate On The Following Teams:

Customer Service. Customer Service Volunteers work on a wide variety of activities; from learning and sharing artisan stories with customers to ringing up handicraft sales and wrapping them for safe travels.

Merchandise. Merchandise Volunteers work with the handicrafts we sell; restocking the store, unpacking shipments from all over the world, and repairing items that have been broken.

Technology. Technology Volunteers help us with anything & everything electronic! From maintaining our computer networking system to updating our website. This is a flexible position that can be an "on-call" volunteer opportunity.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

  • Volunteers must share an interest in achieving our mission.
  • Volunteers must be willing to follow organization policies and procedures.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • A guardian must sign the Volunteer Release Form for any volunteer under the age of 18.
  • Every volunteer must complete an on-site orientation at the beginning of the first volunteer shift.
  • The orientation will include an overview of our mission, policies, procedures, and safety standards.
  • There may be additional training required for certain tasks.
  • Every volunteer must read, complete, and sign all required paperwork (Volunteer Information Form, Release Form, and Orientation Checklist).
  • Steps To Applying

Applying to volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages - Ardmore is easy! Here are the steps associated with the process:

  1. You submit the Volunteer Application
  2. We contact you for a short interview
  3. We invite you to an introductory Part I Training
  4. You participate in Part II Trainings specific to your volunteer team

If you have any further questions, please e-mail manager.ardmore@tenthousandvillages.com, stop by the store, or call 610-649-3513.
THANK YOU!

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Shop to help the people of Nepal - May 29, 2015

help nepal

10% of all today’s sales
at Ten Thousand Villages*

will be donated to Mennonite Central Committee as it continues to provide direct emergency relief to areas affected by the recent earthquakes.

*Online and at participating stores

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Mon-Sat: 10am—8pm
Sunday: 12pm—6pm