Fort Collins


113 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO 80524


PH: 970-224-9501


  1. Mon-Thu: 10:00AM to 5PM
  2. Fri: 10AM to 6PM
  3. Sat: 10PM to 6PM
  4. Sun: 10PM to 5PM

Services Offered:

  • In-Store Shopping
  • Curbside Pick Up

About Us

Ten Thousand Villages Fort Collins began as an outreach effort of the Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship Church. The Fellowship held an annual Ten Thousand Villages sale at the church each November for 17 years. Inspired by the success of these sales the congregation worked for over 11 months to raise money for an Old Town location for a permanent store. In October 2000 our store opened its doors to the public.



We welcome you to join our village of volunteers! As a nonprofit store, volunteers are crucial to our success.
Ten Thousand Villages managers depend on volunteers who help with the daily operation of the store. Volunteers are trained in a variety of tasks, from assisting customers with product selection, to cash register sales, to recruiting new volunteers.
Volunteers build cultural understanding and form an important link between customers and artisans, by learning about the handicrafts and telling the stories of the artisans who make these beautiful products.

The management team plans and coordinates the volunteer schedule. Store volunteers, ages 18 and up, should be:

  • Comfortable in the atmosphere of a retail store; selling, assisting customers in finding merchandise, using the register
  • Willing to learn about the fair trade mission of Ten Thousand Villages and share it with customers
  • Able to stand for 4 hours shifts with reasonable breaks
  • Able to commit to two 4-hour shifts per month and to make an initial commitment of at least 6 months
  • Willing to attend two 2-hour training sessions

Let us know you're interested by filling out an application at our store. You can also call or email us


Staff Profile

Manager Bio: Liz Ortiz

Liz Ortiz recently began managing Ten Thousand Villages Fort Collins at the beginning of 2020. Her passion for art has drawn her to the mission of Fair Trade. With a background in retail management and Fine Arts she is excited to incorporate her experience within our store and local Fort Collins’ community.

* Hey! We've got something to say!

We're happy to share our fair trade philosophy and efforts with school and community organizations through our speakers' bureau. Our products can tell hundreds of stories about cultures around the world. If you would like to schedule a speaker, please contact our store at 970-224-9501 or


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