Volunteer Information

Volunteers shop first at Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale!!

We need you!!!

We have volunteer positions from 4 to 24 hours and slots for reliable teens (age 16 and up), pregnant moms and grandmas, men, ladies, and even barter positions too!

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Kids EveryWear sale! The bigger we get, the more we are determined to invest in quality. Now more than ever, we are dependent on you – our wonderful volunteers. Your time, skills and resources are invaluable contributions to the overall success of Kids EveryWear. Quite simply, we cannot effectively handle all the finer details that make our sale great without you – our GREAT volunteers!

Why Volunteer?

Never volunteered before? Find out what you've been missing! Kids EveryWear volunteers enjoy the fellowship of a few hours out of the house with fellow moms, grandmas and even dads! A change of pace. New faces. New friends...

And BEST of all...FIRST PICK OF ALL THE GREATEST BARGAINS! It doesn't matter whether you sign up to work before during or after the sale, if you volunteer you shop first!  Imagine shorter lines, cheaper prices and all the good stuff still ripe for the picking!

We offer extended weekend preview sales – the longest in town – exclusive to volunteers.

What Would I Be Doing?

Volunteer positions range from removing tags off items to be purchased (detagging) so that we can ring them up, to organizing toys, clothing and accessories before or during the sale, to sort the unsold items after the final day of the sale, to setting up before the sale and breaking down the racks after the sale, to running the computers to enter the tags for the customers, to watching doors and answering questions, or helping at drop-off get consignors checked-in and directing them. When you register, you can tell which type of position you are registering for. We have sitting positions, standing positions, and positions for almost anyone. Email if you have questions!

Do you use a number key pad for work/you can ten key well? You can register for the ten key slots by typing the password 10key when asked for it during registration! There are plenty of ten key slots left!

But I have small children at home...
Believe it or not, almost NO schedule is too full. We'll find a way to work with you if you want to find a way to work for us! There are countless opportunities to serve before during and even after the sale!

Explore Volunteer Opportunities for ideas! See available slots by clicking Volunteer Slots Available in the menu.

Volunteer Opportunities

At Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale, traditional volunteer positions are scheduled just before, during and after the sale. These require time at the sale's location. Click on The Register button in the Volunteer menu at any point to see and/or schedule your traditional volunteer slot(s) online.

  • Regular Volunteers choose a 4-hour timeslot and shop the day before consignors. ***See notes below

  • Super Volunteers choose any (2) 4-hour regular volunteer slots OR 1 designated 6 or 7-hour slot and shop for several EXCLUSIVE HOURS before regular volunteers. ***See notes below

  • Super Duper Volunteers work 12 hours total consisting of (3) 4-hour shifts or (2) 6 hour shifts. You shop first on Volunteer Shop Day! (Note - a 4 hour men's shift which gives 6 hours status cannot be combined with a regular 4-hour shift to obtain Super Duper status) ***See notes below

  • Die-Hard Volunteers (aka 24s) Had fun volunteering last time? Kick it up a notch! Work a total of 24 actual hours (six 4-hour shifts). We request that each 24 work at least one EVENING or WEEKDAY shift if at all possible! ***See additional notes below

LOVE to organize? Wanna be an "area manager?" Seeking out one special volunteer per area to work 24 hours during drop offs and other times during the sale to keep up with organizing (and re-organizing). Wonder why our book area is so beautiful? It has a "manager!" 24 hour volunteers shop VERY first! 24s shop prior to Volunteer Day. This is the very best way to make sure you find all the goodies on your wish list - first dibs and no crowds! Looking for the inside track? This is it!
To register as a 24, select any combination of shifts totaling 24 actual total hours (no extra status for [S] slots; you may use those but they will count only as actual hours, not giving extra status). The half hour at the beginning of each shift to get you trained is not included in the calculation of total hours. NOTE: If you work drop-off or organizing shifts, we ask that you remind us upon your arrival that you are a die-hard. ***See additional notes below

***NOTES for TRADITIONAL VOLUNTEERS***

    • 10-keyers: If you are a veteran Kids EveryWear volunteer, trained by us on our 10-key checkout system or excellent at 10-key, please use password 10key to register if you would like to view and take 10key slots. We are attempting to improve even coverage of this specific task. PLEASE NOTE: This DOES NOT MEAN that you will only be doing 10key at the sale. Please be aware of ALL needs at the sale and willing to fill them. If the line for de-tagging develops, please de-tag. Our goal is simply to avoid over-scheduling 10-key, not negatively impact de-tagging. Thank you!

    • Some "4-hour" shifts actually involve a 4.5 hour time commitment to allow for training and staff "mobilization." These shifts still count as regular 4-hour shifts and should be tallied only as 4 hours, not 4.5 hours, toward your total volunteer hours.

    • Splitting Shifts - Husbands, grandparents, teens 16 and up, etc. may work all or some of the volunteer hours you sign up for. Keep in mind, the intent of these extended volunteer options is to limit the amount of training and shift changes necessary during the busiest sale times, and these volunteers are needed for critical, skill-specific jobs.

Non-Traditional Volunteer Opportunities/Bartering
Have a unique service to offer? A special talent? The generosity and help we receive, often in non-traditional venues, blesses us more than you can imagine! Click on Bartering to see what you might be able to trade us for a shop early pass! Let's make a deal!

How Do I View the Available Slots?
"Slots Available" in the Volunteer menu will show you slots currently open. These disappear as volunteers register for them.
To register for slots, click on the register button, choose volunteer, and read through the volunteer terms. The next screen will show you all available slots, except meal slots which you can see after entering the password listed on the Barter page of the website.

Wanted: A Few Good Men
You can even send your husband to do your dirty work! We need a few good men to help out, especially at setup and breakdown! Or they can work with you to earn you twice the hours you would earn alone!

We Welcome Grandmas
We welcome Grandmas to work in your stead and even have tasks suited for those with physical limitations.

Reliable Teens
Reliable teens, age 16 and up, may volunteer for slots to earn you extra volunteer status.

Pregnant? Have physical limitations? We need you to man our doors!
Think Walmart Greeter meets Mall Cop! Never fear, we DO NOT expect you to tackle those who attempt to enter preview sales without early shopping passes! Basically, we need greeters to interface with shoppers. During preview sales, we ask our greeters to check passes and/or ID to ensure that we are honoring the commitments that those entitled to shop early have made to the sale. We need friendly, enthusiastic folks who can graciously explain to passersby why they might not be permitted to shop at a given time and to make them feel welcome to return at a later time. During preview sales and public shopping times, we also ask the door person to help us maintain security by checking receipts of exiting shoppers. Finally, those who serve in this position direct shoppers and answer general questions. Clearly, these tasks are of tremendous importance! Nonetheless, when the lines get long and the store gets messy, we are often tempted to pull these volunteers off their door tasks to tackle the urgent. We have found that by filling these positions with volunteers who MUST sit, we are able both to include people who otherwise might not be capable of volunteering AND do a better job managing the doors!

 

 

Bartering

Non-Traditional Volunteer Opportunities at Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale:

Have a unique service to offer? A special talent? Below please find a list of our special needs. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us at if you might be able to help in the areas listed below and we will do our best to make you an offer you can't refuse! 4 volunteer hours gives you Regular volunteer shopping privileges, 8 hours gives Super privileges, and 12 hours gives Super Duper privileges.

This sale we need:

  • 3/4" binder clips. If you get this free at work and could donate at least a large shoebox full, bring them to dropoff and we will give you 4 hours of volunteer status. Please don't buy these for this volunteer slot; we need tons!
  • Share Kids EveryWEAR! Social Media Gurus! Earn a MONDAY early shopping pass! To earn your EARLY SHOP PASS choose ONE of the following:
  • Print and distribute our 2-per-page handout advertising the upcoming consignment event to at least 100 people (maybe your child's daycare, your pediatrician's office or your neighborhood Chick-Fil-A)
  • Forward THIS email to at least 100 people in your HOA/egroups/yahoo groups/etc. Below you will find the informational email ready to forward.
  • Post to your blog and/or put our button (found on our homepage) on your blog or website
  • Using the NextDoor App (free), post the following info (and updates) to your surrounding neighborhoods:

Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale - voted BEST in the Triangle and Top 10 in the Nation -- is coming in September to Sears at Cary Towne Center! Consignors & Volunteers shop FIRST - anyone can participate! Public shop dates:  September 14 & 15 - full price, September 16 - 50% off black/green prices, September 17 - 75% off black & 50% off green prices! Wanna shop earlier but can't volunteer or consign? Join us for our Shop-for-a-Cause event and donate $15 to the local, kid-friendly charity of your choice and shop September 10, 10am-8pm! Visit www.kidseveryWEAR.com for all the details!

  • Once you have advertised, to receive a shopping pass register as a volunteer using the REGISTER button on our site.
    • If you have never registered before, click the New Registration button under the spaces for your name and house #.
    • On the next screen click the checkbox for "Sign up as a volunteer"
    • On the next screen, enter all of your information so you will be notified of upcoming sales
    • On the next screen Accept the Volunteer Agreement.
    • On the following screen, enter password "daycare" at the top of the volunteer agreement screen where it says: DAYCARE, MEAL VOLUNTEERS, and PRE-SALE VOLUNTEERS who have ALREADY completed or been approved for pre-sale work, you may enter your password here to register for your hours (otherwise this may be left blank) :
    • Be sure to check the box beside the word "Handouts" on the next screen and enter the daycare/HOA/neighborhood name (or type facebook, pin, blog, etc) and details.
    • You will receive an email pass to shop at noon on Monday during our Shop for a Cause event.
    • Also if you give handouts to a daycare, please get the daycare's email address and email it to us so we can let them in on an early shopping pass for them too!
    • Thanks for helping spread the word!
  • A photographer to take pictures during first and second dropoffs and our organizing day and post them to our dropbox and to our facebook page.
  • Someone to post to homeschool and online groups for us. Email me a list of groups you could cover and I will send you text to send.
  • Advertisers - Snacks and treats advertising option:

    Our shoppers and their kids find themselves wishing they had water and snacks at the sale! Your company can purchase bottled water or individually packaged snacks such as juice boxes, fruit snacks, and goldfish, granola bars, or trail mix. Attach your business card, sticker, or a magnet to each so that your business is advertised to each person taking one of these snacks at our sale. All items MUST be factory sealed, so no homemade goodies please. Snacks and waters may be delivered during setup, drop-offs, or any selling days- the sooner, the better! This option DOES NOT GIVE YOU VOLUNTEER STATUS. It only offers you a way to advertise your business.

    See Gail Walker to drop-off your promotional snacks. No need to provide advance notice. Just bring the snacks/water and we will be certain to hand them out at checkout throughout the sale!

  • A web designer familiar with Joomla to help with our website on a volunteer basis; in particular we need an ical calendar plugin added to the Event Schedule.

  • Rubber bands - If you work at a bank or somewhere that ends up with thousands of rubber bands we need them. Bring 10 lbs of #16 or something close to our dropoff for 4 hours volunteer status!

  • Posters - If you work somewhere where you can print 22x28 b&w or color posters and would do so as a barter for volunteer status, please contact us for more details!

  • Window decals - If you work for a company and can make us window decals, we'll give you volunteer status in trade.

  • Graphics design on a volunteer basis.

  • Large Bags: Register online once you have bags in hand! Stores have generously donated these to the sale in the past. The large bag is approximately 22X12X36. Please no grocery sized bags! Toys 'R Us, Lowes, Home Improvement, Target, Dicks Sporting Goods, Staples, Joannes, Kohls, Office Max, and Bed Bath and Beyond are great places to ask for donations. Calling is ineffective. We recommend you go in and ask. You will receive 6 volunteer hours for bringing a box of 500 new bags to the sale at the drop-off day or shopping day. If you need a letter on our letterhead, you may print this one or see our Printables page in the Tell a Friend menu as well.

  • Gift Cards: Help us defer consumable sale supply costs by providing us with a $50 egift card from Amazon.com and earn four pre-sale volunteer hours to shop with our Regular Volunteers. Register online via volunteer registration for this slot. Slots disappear when full.
    • Your egift card needs to be sent at least one week in advance of the volunteer shopping day (see Event Schedule). Once received, we will send you confirmation of receipt and that confirmation will be your shopping pass!!!

To send the eGift card:

      • Go to Amazon eGift cards.
      • Under “Gift card details”, select a preset amount or enter a different amount in the [enter amount] box.
      • Delivery: select “Email.”
      • To: gail @ kidseveryWEAR dot com (remove spaces, replace dot with. - etc.)
      • The rest is self explanatory.
      • After everything is filled out, select Proceed to Checkout. (You will need to log into your Amazon account or create one.)
  • Daycare flyer handouts: If you own a daycare, read more here.
  • Meals: Do your friends and family consider you a great cook? We need GOOD HOME COOKIN' for 6 adults each day of the sale. We know it might sound absurd to ask for meals, but we are at the sale with our young kids for several weeks straight and and cannot leave the checkout area during the sale. Pizza delivery gets old QUICK! Thanks to everyone who has been so gracious as to provide for us in this way! You are wonderful!
    • You will need a code to register online on this website for the date(s) you are able to bring dinner and lunch for the next day. The code is presale. Enter it during volunteer registration at the top of the volunteer agreement page.
    • Next check our KE COOKBOOK to pick your meals or email us if you have other suggestions. We do enjoy new things.
    • Once you have meal ideas, under the Volunteer menu of our website, click on MEAL SIGNUP to tell what you plan to bring for both lunch and dinner to avoid repeats. Eating sloppy joes four nights in a row gets interesting!
    • Please bring a cold meal for lunch, labeled to tell us the date it was brought, what is included, and serving directions if not obvious. (We sometimes overlook meals or parts of meals and also don't know when to dispose of leftovers since we are at the sale for almost a month.)
    • Please use disposable pans/containers as we cannot return them to you.
    • We have large disposable serving spoons.
    • A microwave is available.
    • 5 pm is a good delivery time. Please deliver the setup and breakdown night meals at 5:30 as we may not be there by 5.
    • We ask you to bring the dinner hot and serve it if you could in the checkout area as we cannot leave the checkout area to heat it. Serving supplies are available including plates, bowls, forks, knives, spoons, napkins, etc.
    • Please choose lunch and dinner from the KE Cookbook web page as we know these are meals the children enjoy and if include a fresh salad (not bagged due to allergies to the preservatives) or vegetable and fresh berries/pineapple/orange slices/etc and a dessert with all meals.
    • Meals should feed 8 adults.
    • You get Regular Volunteer status (4 hours) if you register for a Lunch only slot.
    • You get Super Volunteer status (8 hours) for 1 day hot dinner and cold lunch [S] slot.
    • You get 12 hours super duper volunteer status (you'd shop first on Volunteer day) for two hot dinner/cold lunch [S] Super slots.
    • Thank you for volunteering to bring a meal! We literally cannot leave our checkout area, so are extremely grateful! Thanks again. We truly are grateful to not be ordering pizza delivery for lunch and dinner every night!!!
    • Please note: One of our children is allergic to dairy, eggs, dyes, and peanuts. Meals can have these ingredients but just need to be carefully and clearly labeled as such.Thank you so much for your consideration! If you are willing, olive oil is a great substitute for butter and almond or coconut milks are great substitutes for milk.
    • Also, please use gluten-free pastas (rice pastas). THANKS!
  • Corporate Sponsors: If you can arrange for your employer/company to sponsor Kids EveryWear, we will give you an earlybird shopping pass!
  • Teachers: Print our flyer and send it home to at least 100 kids' parents, and you can shop at noon on Monday during our Shop for a Cause event. Just email to let us know which school/grade you teach in and that you distributed the handouts. Once done delivering the handouts, to receive your email pass, register as a volunteer by following these instructions:
    • If you have never registered before, click the New Registration button under the spaces for your name and house #.
    • On the next screen click the checkbox for "Sign up as a volunteer"
    • On the next screen, enter all of your information so you will be notified of upcoming sales
    • On the next screen Accept the Volunteer Agreement.
    • On the following screen, enter password "daycare" at the top of the volunteer agreement screen where it says: DAYCARE, MEAL VOLUNTEERS, and PRE-SALE VOLUNTEERS who have ALREADY completed or been approved for pre-sale work, you may enter your password here to register for your hours (otherwise this may be left blank):
    • Check the checkbox beside the word "Handouts" on the next screen and enter the location where you distributed and details.
    • You will receive an email pass to shop at noon on Monday during our Shop for a Cause event.
  • Want a Free Vendor Display?: We offer free displays to someone willing to man our door while covering your booth beside the door. See details here.
  • Cooperative Advertising: If you have a website or publication and allow Kids EveryWear to place a banner ad on your site or print ad in your publication, we will allow you to place an ad on our site for free or will exchange for volunteer hours.
  • Access to Interstate Fence Line: If you own rural property on any of the major highways or interstates coming into the Triangle area and are willing to allow us to hang a light, all-weather corrugated sign on your fence line (they just zip-tie on) for a couple of months in the spring and the same in the fall, you'll earn four volunteer hours per event.
  • Sorting at end of the sale: If you can organize a group of hard-working students who might need community service hours to come and sort unsold clothing items, then you will earn hours toward volunteer pre-sale privileges. We are always happy to sign any volunteer paperwork for the service hours completed at our event. Each person who can absolutely guarantee that they can make it to sort will need to register under their own name. Then you need to forward the confirmation email of any persons who will not be shopping so that you may have their volunteer hours on your behalf for early shopping privileges.
  • Poster to Churches/Schools/Etc: Print our Advertising Poster or 2 per page Handout and distribute it to 100 people. Email me with details of who received it and you will be able to shop at noon on Monday during our Shop for a Cause event. Daycares are handled separately, so cannot be included. Once done delivering the handouts, register as a volunteer by following these instructions:
    • If you have never registered before, click the New Registration button under the spaces for your name and house #.
    • On the next screen, enter all of your information so you will be notified of upcoming sales
    • On the next screen Accept the Volunteer Agreement.
    • On the following screen, enter password "daycare" at the top of the volunteer agreement screen where it says: DAYCARE, MEAL VOLUNTEERS, and PRE-SALE VOLUNTEERS who have ALREADY completed or been approved for pre-sale work, you may enter your password here to register for your hours (otherwise this may be left blank) :
    • Check the checkbox beside the word "Handouts" on the next screen and enter the location where you distributed and details.
    • You will receive an email pass to shop at noon on Monday during our Shop for a Cause event.
  • TV/Radio coverage: Do you know someone who reports at one of the major news or radio stations and can get us interviewed or on TV? This will earn you eight pre-sale volunteer hours.
  • Magazine/Newspaper coverage: Do you know someone who reports/writes for an area or regional magazine or newspaper and can get us some editorial coverage for our event? If so, this earns you eight pre-sale volunteer hours.
  • Infant & Children's Nurses/Office Staff: If you work at a hospital, doctor or dentist's office (or any other type of office for that matter) that caters to infants and children, you have the opportunity to earn pre-sale passes by posting our poster and handing out handouts. Print handouts or poster on the Printables page in the Tell a Friend menu. Handout at least 100 to qualify. You will receive an email pass to shop at noon on Monday during our Shop for a Cause event. Once delivering the handouts, register as a volunteer and enter password "daycare" at the top of the volunteer agreement screen. Check the checkbox on the next screen and enter the details of where you distributed handouts.

 

Volunteer Shopping

Volunteers shop first at Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale!

The more you HELP, the earlier you SHOP, the more you SAVE...

VOLUNTEER PREVIEW SALE DATES

  • Marathoners & 24s (work 24+ hrs) shop Friday, September 7, 10am-8pm through all items.
  • Super Dupers (work three regular shifts or two super shifts for a total of 12 hrs) shop Saturday, September 8, 10am-8pm through all items.
  • Supers (work two regular 4 hr shifts or one specially marked 6-8 hr Super shift) shop Saturday, September 8, 1pm-8pm.
  • Regulars (work one 4 hr shift) shop Saturday, September 8, 3pm-8pm.

NOTE: In addition to the early shop times above, ALL volunteers are invited to shop:

  • Early for 50% off on Saturday, September 15, from 10am-8pm
  • Early for 75% off on Sunday, September 16, from 1pm-6pm.

Post this EVERYWHERE!!! Sell your items! Bless your friends! An unlimited number of your FRIENDS may shop before the general public:

  • Early for full price on Monday, September 10, 1pm-8pm.
  • All Friends must park in the lot with our Kids EveryWEAR banner above the door at the old Sears, to the left of JCPenney and go to those glass doors to show their pass/tell your name and get a wristband to gain entrance to the sale.
  • Due to weekend scheduling issues, friends will not be entitled to early shopping for discount days.

Note for Friends:  Everyone is invited to attend our Shop for a Cause charity event on Monday,  September 10, 10am-8pm with a gift in hand! See Shop for a Cause for details.

Reschedule Volunteer Time

Need to reschedule your Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale volunteer slot?

  • Prior to September 1, simply click on register and run back through the registration process. Deselect the slot(s) that you can no longer work and choose new slots. If you also are consigning, please be certain to keep the consign option checked as well!
  • After September 1, use registration to CHANGE your slot to another time and forward your confirmation of this change with a note via email letting us know of the shift you must miss and the shift you have now registered for to replace it, keeping in mind the following volunteer agreement (which you accepted during online registration):

In an effort to ensure the quality of the sale by retaining a sufficient number of volunteer workers, Kids EveryWear will require that volunteers fulfill their pledged obligation to work the shift(s) they have selected. Volunteers are expected to be on time and fulfill entire shift. If you cannot fulfill your shift, please register, uncheck that shift, and choose another. If it is one week or less prior to the Volunteer Shopping Day, please also forward the confirmation to us at  and notify us of the change.

In the event that a volunteer does not fulfill her commitment or find a suitable replacement on her behalf, Kids EveryWear may deduct $50 for regular volunteers and $100 for super volunteers or $150 for super duper volunteers of the consignor earnings. Preferably we ask that you switch to another slot and let us know! Volunteers who are not consignors and cannot make up a missed slot are asked to use amazon to send a $50 gift card per missed slot to kidseverywear @ gmail . com (removing spaces). Should a volunteer NOT additionally be participating as a consignor, that volunteer may not be allowed to participate again in future Kids EveryWear Volunteer Preview Sales unless they make up their missed shift or send a gift card. Extreme extenuating circumstances will be considered (such as death in the family).

Should extenuating circumstances prevent you from shopping at the Preview Sale, it would still be our hope that you would consider fulfilling your timeslot so as not to leave us short-staffed.

If it is within one week of the volunteer shop date and you find yourself unable to fulfill your slot, we require switching to another slot or finding someone to fill your place. Please understand that these guidelines have been created in an effort to maintain a high quality sale and a spirit of fairness to all who give sacrificially of their time.

 

 

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