Volunteers are the life-blood of our non-profit store. Volunteers help us keep overhead costs down, which allows us to purchase more products from our 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. If you are sixteen years old or older, please consider joining our team of volunteers.
Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages - Sioux Falls is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a congenial, friendly group of people who are united in the common goal of making a difference in the lives of artisans by selling their products and telling their stories. We are inspired to work harder to increase sales as we learn the profound impact our business has on the economic well-being of artisans, their families and their villages. The donation of our time and efforts enable us to be a part of a much larger community that embraces a common vision and values, celebrates cultural differences and actively works to improve the lives of others.
Orientation training for new volunteers is offered monthly in our store. This 2 hour session will acquaint you with our mission, give you a general overview of store operations and introduce you to specific job functions. After you begin your volunteer duties, you will learn more about the products we sell and the artisans who make them. You will also be paired with an experienced volunteer or staff member who will be able to assist you to perform the more complex aspects of the job.
Volunteers work a minimum of 6 hours (two 3 hours shifts) per month. The store is open seven days a week with both day and evening hours. Volunteers also assist with in-store and community events. We will arrange your volunteer time however works best with your schedule. You can volunteer a scheduled 3 hour shift on the same day each week or if your schedule changes frequently, we can work with that, also.
There are volunteer opportunities in every aspect of running a successful retail store. We need outgoing people to greet our customers and talk to them about our mission and products. We need cashiers. We need organized detail people to help with inventory management and administrative functions. We need marketing and creative visual merchandisers to display our products. We welcome help with unpacking, shelving and even repairing damaged merchandise.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, complete a volunteer application in the store or for more information, call 605-335-6209 or email email@example.com