Brookline, MA

Coolidge Corner, 226 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446

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White lattice tames willful green; fresh blooms rest serene in summer shade. Vegetables and vines clamber across tableware and textiles. Brighten your patch of earth with this collection of home accents, grown by hand.

Do you want a great part-time job that you can feel good about? We are looking for someone to work about 10-19 hours, about three days a week, mostly weekends. If you or someone you know is looking for a job, this is a good one. At the end of every day you will know that you fought global poverty and helped people around the world make the world around them better.

Send us an email, give us a call, or just drop by the store to pick up an application and a job description. We'd love to talk to you.

About Us

About Ten Thousand Villages in Brookline, MA

Ten Thousand Villages in Brookline, MA, 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.

Our store is located in Coolidge Corner, the cultural heart of Brookline.  We are surrounded by some of the best restaurants and most exciting shops in the Boston area.  Visit Coolidge Corner online at the Coolidge Corner Merchants Association and the Coolidge Corner Hub.


We welcome you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success, helping us to keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from artisans. Apply now to join our fun-filled volunteer positions—greeting and interacting with customers, unpacking and checking orders, assisting with displays and operating the cash register. We welcome volunteers any time of the year.

Let us know you’re interested by filling out an application at our store. You can also contact our store for more information.

Meet Our Volunteers

Mary Kuchinsky

Mary Kuchinsky

Mary has been volunteering here at Ten Thousand Villages since 2009 and is a valued member of the team. She is an artist and craftsperson, a collector of ethnic and American crafts, and takes pride in the fact that by volunteering she is helping artisans in the developing world who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. 

“It’s great to have a smart, talented, and dynamic person like Mary working with us in our Brookline store,” says store manager Glenn Whidden. “She knows that by volunteering she helps us keep our overhead costs lower, which allows us to purchase more from the artisans we work with. We all love working with her and wonder how we got along before she started.”


Upcoming Events

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Shopping Event for GlobeMed at Boston College - April 25, 2014

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Shopping event to benefit GlobeMed at Boston College

When you shop at Ten Thousand Villages in Brookline during this event, we will donate 15% of the value of your purchases to GlobeMed at Boston College.

GlobeMed at Boston College partners with CORD in Tamil Nadu, India, to support sustainable development through self-empowerment processes.

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Spring Doorbuster Sale! - April 26, 2014



Regular Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM