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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 volunteers to cover various shifts during the summer as many of our regular volunteers will be away. Shift lengths vary from 2-8 hours. The minimum time commitment is 4 hours/week for 4 months, but we would love to find volunteers who can cover more hours during this time.

We are also looking to fill the following shifts on a long-term basis: Th/F 4PM-8PM, and Sunday (11AM-2PM, and 2PM-5PM).

Mall Hours are typically 10AM-6PM (M-W, Sat), 10AM-8PM (Th/F) and 11AM-5PM (Sun).

• 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. 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 another volunteer in the retail store in Hillside Shopping Centre.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail Summer shifts (various), and long-term Th/F 4PM-8PM, and Sunday (11AM-2PM, and 2PM-5PM).

Mall Hours are typically 10AM-8PM (M-F), and 11AM-5PM (Sat/Sun).
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, Counting, Managing Money
How to Apply
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Contact Heather Parker
Phone 778-678-7319
Address Hillside Shopping Centre, 1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada Victoria, V8T 2C5


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