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Position # 924
OrganizationGlobal Village Store
Position Volunteer Sales Associate
Location Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement Global Village Store provides an opportunity for people here in Victoria to do their part in making fair trade happen. Our store is staffed entirely by volunteers so that more of the profits go to our producer partners in developing countries. By giving your time, you are giving less privileged people a livelihood, dignity in their work, and protection for their traditional lifestyles. We reduce global inequalities while keeping our prices very competitive. Working alongside others in the Fair Trade community, you'll get the chance to learn and inform others of our products and partnerships in the developing world.
Description **We are currently looking for people to work our evening shifts:6-9pm Wednesday Thursday and Friday and 10am-2pm & 2pm-6pm Saturdays**

We are located in Hillside Mall and are obligated to keep the mall’s hours.
There are always new spots opening up as well as illnesses and holidays to cover, so applicants are always welcome!
• create a warm and welcoming environment for customers.
• provide customers with information about Fair Trade, products and producers
• 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
• store opening and closing
• answering the phone
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details Training is on the job. You’ll do an orientation shift, followed by two shifts shadowing one of our training team members. Once you are comfortable with basic routines and have signed off on each of the elements of our training, you’ll be scheduled with more experienced volunteers. Our goal is to provide each person with 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 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, 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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