Volunteer Information

Volunteers shop first! First dibs! Lowest prices! We need you!!! Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Kids EveryWear sale! 

Why Volunteer? Never volunteered before? Kids EveryWear volunteers enjoy the fellowship of fellow moms & dads! A change of pace. New faces. New friends... And 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 sorting 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!

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! Mothers with newborn infants are welcome to babywear if you can successfully complete your volunteer obligations.

***NOTES for TRADITIONAL VOLUNTEERS***

    • LOVE to organize? Wanna be a "department 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!
    • 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?
Click on the register button in the right sidebar, 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 Strong Folks
You can even send your husband! We need a few strong 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!

 

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