Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 924
OrganizationGlobal Village Store
Position: Store Cashier and Customer Service
Location: 527 Pandora Avenue
Impact Statement: Volunteering at Victoria Global Village Store provides an opportunity for you to support people making Fair Trade items. (Fair Trade provides dignity, a fair living, maintaining traditional customs, and education.)
You will be able to provide information to customers on what fair trade is and its contribution to the world.
You will also be providing people with an opportunity to purchase fair trade items - a truly good feeling.
Fair Trade is a hand up not an hand out.
Description: Victoria Global Village Society is a non-profit organization that is run by a Board of Directors. We have folks that can fill in when you are on unable to work (ex. sick, holidays).
• create a warm and welcoming environment for customers.
• greet customers and provide them with information about Fair Trade and the Global Village Store
• answer questions regarding the merchandise and the producers
• assist customers in finding suitable products
• general tidying and cleaning (sweeping and dusting) in the store when required
• stocking shelves
• operate the cash register to process sales, make change and handle cash
• operate a debit machine to process sales
• pricing stock
• counting float
• bank deposits
• store opening and closing
• answer the phone
Training Details: Training is on the job. Generally it is done by your volunteer partner who has worked at the store for sometime and is comfortable doing the training. All our customers are patient and don't get upset if someone is being trained.
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. Generally you work with one or two other volunteers in a downtown retail site.
Minimum Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: Monday to Saturday 9:45 am to 2:00 pm
Monday to Saturday 1:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Sunday 11:45 am to 4:15 pm
closing time is approximate. Generally volunteers do one shift a week.
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual, ESL/EAL
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Retail Sales/Donations
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Respect, Counting, Calculating, Managing Money
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Suzann Albion
Phone: 250-388-5591
Address: 527 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8W 1N5
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