As a non-profit organization, we are run primarily by a diverse and dynamic team of volunteers. Our volunteers serve a variety of functions and have a huge impact on every aspect of our organization. Simply put - we couldn't exist without our volunteers!
Our Volunteer Program Mission is twofold:
- To support the operational and sales goals of Ten Thousand Villages of Austin by providing excellent customer service and fulfilling operational tasks
- To advocate fair trade through education and outreach in store, in our communities, and at events
A vibrant and informed volunteer community that helps the store reach or exceed goals, allowing us to grow our fair trade relationships and ensure sustainable incomes for more artisans.
If you are interested in being a part of the fair trade movement, we hope you will consider joining our volunteer team. We welcome highly motivated people who have a passion for our people-driven mission and the products we sell. Previous experience is not required - just a friendly attitude and the desire to help. We ask that our volunteers work at least two shifts per month, and we have a very flexible schedule to make it easy to fit your volunteering into your own schedule.
The dates for our next Volunteer Orientations are:
Wednesday, July 22nd at 7pm
Wednesday, August 19th at 7pm
Volunteer orientations take place in store at 4803 Burnet Road. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
We also accept interns in Spring, Summer and Fall in various academic fields. Interested students should email email@example.com for more information and to discuss possible options. Please include a brief resume and cover letter to help us better understand your background. Current positions will be posted here once applications open.
Expression of Interest