Volunteer with The Children’s Clotheline

Volunteer & Consignor Perks

3 shifts

  • Earn 75% of your sales
  • Shop the Volunteer Presale 

2 shifts

  • Earn 70% of your sales
  • Shop the Volunteer Presale 

1 shift

  • Earn 65% of your sales
  • Shop the Volunteer Presale 

What can you expect during a volunteer shift?

Sale Prep

This shift is for you if you like to organize sale items, help check in consignors and inspect items, help bring items in from their cars and get our sale floor ready for the big sale!

Sales Floor

This shift is for you if you’re a “people person”! You may be assisting cashiers by “de-tagging” items at the register, assisting shoppers at our hold bay, straighten racks and return items to sales floor, assist shoppers on an as needed basis, assisting with security at the front door checking all bags and strollers as they leave.

Sale Breakdown

This shift is for you if you like to sort and organize and want hangers for our next sale! You will be helping us sort our unsold items into consignor pick up piles and pack up and prepare our donated items for charities.

Please note that volunteer spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a cap on the number of volunteers needed in each sale, we will make every effort to find a shift for anyone who wants to volunteer and take advantage of our volunteer benefits. Multiple shifts do not need to be consecutive.

Other Information

Cancellations

We understand that things can happen at the last minute so if you find it necessary to cancel or reschedule your shift we ask that you call to let us know as soon as possible. Volunteers who do not notify us of a cancellation will not be allowed to register as a volunteer for the next season’s sale. Please understand that these guidelines have been put in to place to maintain a high quality sale.

Children & Volunteering

For their own safety, children are not allowed during volunteer shifts. It is a very busy time and it is too difficult to watch out for little ones while we are preparing for the sale.

Drop-Offs & Appointments

We ask that volunteers not schedule a drop off appointment during their shift. Volunteers may schedule appointments either before or after their shift(s), if all appointments are full please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Other Ways to Earn a Volunteer Passes

Contact us if you’re interested!

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Help Spread the Word!

We will give you a pre-sale pass if you have a school, sports club, dance school, daycare, etc. where you can pass out our sale fliers.

Are you a Shutter Bug?

We will give you a pre-sale pass if you can help us photograph any of the different phases of our sale.

Member of the Media?

We will give you a pre-sale pass if you can help put us in contact with any print, TV or radio media who can cover our sale.

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a consignor in order to volunteer?

Yes, effective 2014 you must be a consignor to volunteer at our sale.

Volunteering Do I have to be a consignor in order to volunteer?

All Volunteers who work at least one 3 hour shift will be admitted to shop the Volunteer Pre-Sale, this is the first chance to shop! In addition consignors will earn an additional percentage of their sales. Please see our VOLUNTEER page for more details.

May I bring my children with me during my volunteer shift?

No, for their own safety, children are not allowed during volunteer shifts. It is a very busy time and can be a dangerous place for little ones. It is too difficult to watch out for little ones while we are preparing for the sale.

What if I need to cancel my volunteer shift?

If you must cancel you shift we ask that you call or email us to let us know at least 24 hours before your shift. In the event a volunteer does not notify us of a cancelled shift the volunteer will not be allowed to participate as a volunteer again or participate in any future preview sales. Please understand that these guidelines have been put in to place to maintain a high quality sale.

Can I schedule my drop off appointment during my volunteer shift?

No, we do not allow our volunteers to schedule thier drop off appointments during their volunteer shifts.  You may schedule your appointment either right before your shift or right after your shift.  If time allows we will make every effort to check you in during your shift but we cannot make any guarantees.