Volunteer Sales Associate

(Ten Thousand Villages, Oakville)

Position ID: V-HVC0016 Last Full Update: 11 Sep 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThis volunteer opportunity is suitable for anyone who would like to learn about artisans in developing countries through a local ethical retail environment and how we can impact global communities.
ContactEsther Tchando-Danhoundo, Manager; Phone: 905-337-2377; Email: oakville@villages.ca
Duties1. Deliver excellent customer service: 
- greet, welcome customers 
- assist customers in finding gifts or products  
- learn product features and artisan information  
- share the mission of Ten Thousand Villages 
2. Operate the computerized cash register to ring in purchases, handling cash and credit cards.  
3. Assist the Store Manager with keeping the store neat, clean and attractive and restocking inventory.
More Info Linkhttps://www.tenthousandvillages.ca
BenefitsDevelop skills in customer service and retail experience. 
Supporting artisans in Developing countries.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestCustomer / Sales Services ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Guide / Greeter ; Nature / Environment ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCustomer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; - Visit tenthousandvillages.ca for further information 
- Willingness to learn about Villages products and share artisan stories  
- Willingness and ability to interact with public in a friendly and helpful manner  
- Dependable and punctual  
- Experience in retail sales helpful, but not essential  
- Customer service skills helpful, but not essential
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
LocationDowntown Oakville
Number of PositionsOakville: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
Organization NameTen Thousand Villages, Oakville
Office Phone905-337-2377
Address & Map
236 Lakeshore Rd E
Oakville, ON L6J 1H8