Fair Trade Retail & Store Support Volunteer

Title: Fair Trade Retail & Store Support Volunteer

Work Schedule: 2-6hrs/per occasions. Flexible.

Length of Stay: Minimum 20 hours or 6 Weeks (unless for holiday help)

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.

Job Description:
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.

Job Skills:

  • Strong inter-personal skills, friendly, and outgoing personality
  • Self-motivated, able to work as a team as well as independently
  • Ability to learn Point of Sale system and strong troubleshooting skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to apply constructive feedback
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Conscientious of store and community space
  • Proactively asks clarifying questions
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds

People interested in Social Justice topics and/or have previous retail or customer service experience are encouraged to volunteer!

To get involved contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteer@pjcvt.org or attend a New Volunteer Orientation. (See our PJC Calendar 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.