Volunteer Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 24 August 2014
A typical day at work includes ringing customers in and letting all those who are new about the mission of Ten Thousand Villages. Most of the time people are buying gifts so you may have to wrap and make the gift look presentable. Sweeping, making sure the environment is clean and visually appealing are part of the day as well. All in all everyone is always warm and welcoming the environment is fulfilling and the ambiance is relaxing. This is a place that mostly only takes volunteers so be wary of that.
Although the store was quiet most of the days, the other employees and volunteers made the day go by fast. There is always something to do such as cleaning the shelves or learning about the merchandise which helps you become more knowledgable with the store's mission and purpose as a non-prophet.
Efficiently run and a wonderful cause with amazing products
Volunteer Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 6 January 2019
The location I worked at was on Lakeshore rd., the store managers and supervisors were both efficient and kind people to work with. The customers were surprisingly amazing, and it was obvious that most of the returning customers cared as much about the artisans as the employees.