Our non-profit mission to support the livelihood of producers is made possible by our team of lively and dedicated volunteers. Volunteers help to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our customers, and we have a lot of fun along the way. There are a variety of things our volunteers are involved in, from running the till, restocking items, decorating for the holidays and even running our board. We are always looking to expand our volunteer team and encourage you to visit us to learn more.
If you have…
A friendly and courteous manner
A willingness to learn about the producer groups, items and countries represented
An interest in helping to establish fair and sustainable buying in Calgary
This opportunity may be for you
Four hour shifts are usual, but time commitment varies - weekly, monthly or periodically for special events
Ideal for parents of school age children, college students and active retired persons
Our volunteers enjoy
A small group setting where they meet other friendly people; often working in pairs. Some of our volunteers are lifelong friends who met while volunteering at the store!
Special events, training evenings and promotions to keep the job interesting
A chance to regularly hear stories about fascinating Producer Groups around the world. Some of our volunteers have even gone to visit these groups!
Seeing beautiful hand-made products as new designs are developed
Learning about e-commerce, computerized point of sale systems, excellent customer service practices, merchandising and more
Customer service experience is an asset, however a full training program is provided
A discount on merchandise following initial training period
Many younger volunteers (16+) gain transferrable skills, school credit hours and work experience