Typical Volunteer Duties include:
Before the Event… There is a ton of work that goes on behind the scenes to prepare for the As They Grow Sales Events. Areas where you could be asked to help include: receiving, inspecting & sorting items as they arrive and setting up & organizing the retail floor.
During the Event… Our amazing team of volunteers make our events possible! You may help out by bagging at the cash register, restocking & organizing sale items, directing traffic and/or manning a “department”.
After the Event… Before we close up shop, unsold items need to be sorted for pickup or donation. We need many hands to help during consignor Pick Up. The floor needs to be “torn down”, trucks need to be loaded and the facility needs to be left in the same condition in which we found it.
Advertising/Media… If you know anyone in print, TV or radio media who can “cover” the sale, email us…it just may earn you a PreSale wristband.
Note: we have some “sit down” and less physically-demanding jobs for persons with limited mobility during Public Shopping times (Friday-Sunday).
How it Works:
Two-Shift Requirement to Work during Early Bird PreSale:
Volunteers who work during the Early Bird PreSale (Tues 5:00-9:00pm shift) must work at least 2 shifts. Volunteers working the 5-9pm shift during the Early Bird PreSale shop at 4pm and will need to be at checkout by 4:45pm. Those volunteers will receive a colored arm band at the door (or at the front desk) allowing them to bypass the checkout line so they may begin their work shift promptly at 5pm.
Volunteers receive one Early Bird PreSale wristband for every 4-hour shift worked. You may give your wristbands to a shopping buddy, but that may mean you’ll get in at a later PreSale. For example, if you work 4 shifts you’ll earn 4 wristbands. If you give 2 to your sister, you’ll both get into the PreSale at 4pm, because you need 2 wristbands to shop at 4pm.
Double-credit for Working 6-hour Pick-Up Shift:
Earn 2 wristbands for working one shift-which gets you in even earlier to the Early Bird PreSale on Wednesday! Double-credit shifts are on Monday & Tuesday after the sale. Monday 9a-3p and 2:30p-8:30p. Tuesday 9a-3p. Space is limited. One double-credit shift per person. Double-credit shift doesn’t count toward 2nd shift needed to earn extra 5% consignor earnings.
Important details for Volunteers:
Due to safety reasons, children are not allowed to accompany our volunteers.
Please leave valuables at home or in your car.
Policy for Volunteer Shift No-Shows:
Volunteers must be on time and fulfill their entire shift to receive shift credit. Consignors who are not able to work their Volunteer Shift may (1) send a replacement to work in their place, (2) switch to another shift online (before the system closes on Sunday at 10pm) or by calling ATG at 499-1438 to reschedule (after the system has closed).