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Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn, IL, 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 Volunteers make the difference!
Apply now to join our enthusiastic group of volunteers at the Ten Thousand Villages store in Glen Ellyn. We welcome (need!) volunteers all year round!
Our store is staffed primarily by volunteers. As a nonprofit fair trade organization this allows us to pay a fair wage to our artisans in 38 developing nations.
Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn has a rotating group of approximately 20 volunteers. They are passionate about our fair trade mission and enjoy talking with customers about our handcrafted products and the artisans who make them.
Please complete a Volunteer application and give it to the staff at the store. You can download an application (see below) or obtain one at the store.
If you have questions about Volunteering please contact our Assistant Manager.
Assistant Manager: Reanna Podraza
Click here to download a Volunteer Application