Fair Trade Store Volunteer

About Our Peace & Justice Center and Store:

The Peace & Justice Store is a program of the Peace & Justice Center, a nonprofit organization which has a mission to create a peaceful and just world by addressing the intersecting issues of racial and economic justice, peace and human rights, through education, advocacy, training, non-violent activism and community organizing.

In our retail store, our products reflect and support our mission. Therefore, we focus on fair trade, local, and educational products. Through educational displays and conversation, we introduce people to fair trade principles, communities around the world where products are produced, social justice issues related to trade, as well as our Center’s work as a whole.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

This position entails a weekly shift working on the store sales floor doing customer service work, running the cash register using a Point of Sale system, and daily store upkeep. Tasks include greeting customers, talking about the Fair Trade Movement and other social justice topics, sharing literature and information on how to get involved at the Peace & Justice Center, asking for donations, stocking inventory, processing and merchandising products, inventory and data management, and keeping the store clean and tidy. In addition, volunteers are encouraged to attend the Monthly Volunteer Meeting and/or weekly Programming Meeting.

This volunteer experience is ideal for people who are…

  • interested in working in a small nonprofit
  • looking to gain retail experience in a store with ethics at the core
  • looking to connect with people in their community
  • interested in learning about fair trade and our other intersecting programs of Racial Justice

As a volunteer, you will enjoy the following…

  • Being a representative of the PJC
  • 20% discount in our store
  • Monthly Volunteer Gatherings
  • Gaining membership in the PJC and having voting rights at our Annual Meetings

To get involved contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Rose at volunteer@pjcvt.org or attend a New Volunteer Orientation. (See our PJC Events Page for scheduled orientations)

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The PJC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.