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 shift if at all possible! LOVE to organize? Wanna be a "store manager?" Seeking out one special volunteer per store to work 24 hours during drop offs and other times during the sale to keep up with organizing (and re-organizing). Wonder why our bookstore 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). 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, etc. may work all or some of the volunteer hours you sign up for. We have a strong preference that those seeking die-hard status, however, work all of their own hours. 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. Please email if you feel strongly that the person you intend to send is qualified for any aspect of the sale and will require little additional training. Please note, however, that while we encourage teens to volunteer, we cannot count the hours of anyone under the age of 16 toward die-hard status.
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 schour folksreen 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.
Your reliable teen may work WITH you to earn you extra volunteer status. They must be fully capable of working as conscientiously as an adult and must be accompanied by you at all times!
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 to the other storefronts 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!