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About the Position
Position # 924
OrganizationGlobal Village Store
Position Volunteer Sales Associate
Location Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement The Global Village Store in Victoria offers a chance for locals to contribute to fair trade. Staffed solely by volunteers, our store ensures a greater share of profits reaches our partners in developing nations. Volunteering here means providing underprivileged individuals with a means of living, respect for their work, and preservation of their traditional ways of life. We aim to lessen global disparities while maintaining very competitive pricing. As part of the Fair Trade community, you will have the opportunity to educate and enlighten others about our products and the partnerships we have in the developing world.
Description **We are actively seeking individuals for our evening shifts: 6-9 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as 10 AM-2 PM & 2 PM-6 PM on Saturdays.**

Our location is inside Hillside Mall, and we adhere to the mall's operating hours. Opportunities frequently arise due to new vacancies, illnesses, and holiday leave, so we always welcome new applicants!

Responsibilities include:
• Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for customers.
• Informing customers about Fair Trade, our products, and the producers.
• Performing general store upkeep, such as tidying, sweeping, and dusting, as needed.
• Restocking shelves.
• Handling sales transactions, making change, and managing cash at the cash register.
• Processing sales transactions using a debit machine.
• Setting prices on merchandise.
• Opening and closing the store.
• Answering the store phone.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details Training occurs directly on the job. You will start with an orientation shift, then proceed to shadow a member of our training team for two shifts. After you're comfortable with the basic routines and have completed all elements of our training checklist, you will be paired with more experienced volunteers. Our aim is to ensure that each individual is assigned a regular shift.

We have a lovely customer base who are patient and understanding, so it’s a low stress opportunity to learn to work in customer service.
Working Conditions Make friends, enjoy the friendly environment and greet customers while supporting folks in the community and around the world. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, filled with beautiful handmade crafts, giftware and housewares.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail 4 hour shifts once or twice a week: 10am-2pm, 2pm to 6 pm, 6-9 pm, or 12pm-4pm.
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual, ESL/EAL
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Retail Sales/Donations
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Accountability, Respect, Counting, Managing Money
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website http://Victoriaglobalvillage.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Bryce Dalke
Phone 250-380-1530
Address Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada Victoria, V8T 2C5


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