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Position # 924
OrganizationGlobal Village Store
Position Volunteer Sales Associate
Location 1644 Hillside Ave, 55 Victoria, BC Hillside Mall
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.)
GVS volunteering also provides volunteers with work experience and a reference.
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
• answering the phone
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
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. COVID training is done by supervisor on your first shift.
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 another volunteer in the retail store in Hillside Shopping Centre.
Minimum Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail Monday to Saturday 9:45 am to 6:15 pm
Sunday 10:45 am to 5:15 pm (or portion)
closing time is approximate. Generally volunteers do one 4-hour shift per 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, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Retail Sales/Donations
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Respect, Ethical Framework, Counting, Managing Money
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Lindsay Cavett-Goodwin
Phone 250-883-4624
Address 1644 Hillside Ave (Hillside Mall) Victoria, V8T 2C5


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