Volunteer Information

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We plan our child care providers based on the information provided in sign up Genius. Should your child care needs change, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.  We will be communicating shift reminders, child care verification and your early access shopping time with this system, so please be sure your email address and phone number is accurate.

Volunteer Shifts

Sunday 5:30 – 9:00 pm (MEN heavy lifting) or 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm or 9:00 am – 1:30 pm or 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am –  1:30 pm or 9:00 am – 1:30 pm or 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Thursday 8:00 am- 1:30 pm or 1:00-5:00pm or 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 1:30 pm or 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 1:30 pm or 12:30-6:00 pm or 3:00 – 6:00 pm (MEN heavy lifting)

Volunteers will receive a meal during their shift, but we cannot provide food for children of volunteers, so please plan accordingly, if you have children in child care.

The more hours you work, the earlier you shop! As a thank you to our volunteers, we offer pre-sale shopping hours on Wednesday that allow you to shop before our sale opens to the public!  Entrance times to the pre-sale are based on the number of hours you work as a volunteer:

Work 14+ hours and shop Wed at 3:00 pm (Free childcare while you shop for 14+ hour volunteers ONLY!)

Work 9-13 hours and shop Wed at 4:00 pm

Work 6-8.5 hours OR work 1 premium shift and shop Wed at 4:30 pm

Work 5.5 hours and shop Wed at 5:00 pm

Work 3-4 hours and shop Wed at 5:30 pm

All volunteers can shop the 1/2 price sale Saturday at 7:30 am.

Premium Shifts – Thursday 4:30-8:30 pm & both shifts on Saturday

 If you work multiple shifts that include at least one premium shift, you will be allowed to enter 15 minutes prior to your scheduled shopping time.

Sign Up Genius Info

Sign Up Genius is a easy, efficient, smart and helpful tool for organizing volunteers.

Each sale we will have a Sign Up Genius link to allow you to volunteer for our sale shifts and request childcare.

  1. Click the Sign Up box for the shift(s) you would like to work.  You can choose one shift or multiple shifts at the same time.

  2. Click the Submit and Sign Up button at the bottom of the page.

  3. Sign Up Genius will then show you the shift(s) you have chosen.

  4. If you have a Sign Up Genius account, click on”I’m a SignUpGenius member”.  If you do not have an account, click on “I do not have a SignUpGenius account” and enter First Name, Last Name and Email. Then click on “Create an account …”

  5. Please add your phone number and if you have child care needs in the Additional Info section.  Include your child(rens) names, age(s), allergies, comments.  If you do NOT need childcare, put NA in this field.

  6. Click “Sign up Now”.

  7. If you need to make changes to any of your shifts, you can do so by logging back into SignUpGenius.

Volunteer FAQs

 

  1. Do volunteers get to shop the sale early?  Yes! Volunteers are assigned a shopping time based on the number of hours they work.

  2. I want to volunteer at the sale, but I need childcare. Will childcare be provided during my shift? Yes, childcare is available with a reservation!  When you sign up to volunteer you will also make a childcare reservation for your child(ren) at that time. 14+ hour volunteers  are also offered childcare while they shop. This is only offered to those who have volunteered for 14+ hours and reservations must be made by Tuesday evening.

  3. My volunteer shift is from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Will you provide dinner? Yes!  In fact, we provide one meal during every volunteer shift.

  4. Since you provide a meal for me when I volunteer, do you also provide food for my children in the nursery? No.  We cannot provide food for children of volunteers, so please plan accordingly.

  5. Can I bring my mother (friend, brother, mother, cousin, etc.) with me when I shop early on Wednesday? No.  Volunteers may not bring anyone with them to shop early on Wednesday.  Early shopping is a special opportunity for those who help work our sale.  It is a “thank you” to those who donate their time.

  6. Are personal strollers allowed on the sale floor? Umbrella strollers ONLY are allowed Thursday morning between 8:30am – 12 pm due to space limitations. We do allow ALL personal strollers Thursday starting at noon, Friday and Saturday.

  7.  I have signed up to work 2 shifts and my husband is working 1 shift. Can we combine our hours so that I can come shop at the earliest time possible? Yes!  We do allow volunteers to combine hours in order to shop our pre-sale at an earlier time, but we can only allow 1 person to shop.  Please note this in the comment field when registering on SignUpGenius if you plan to combine hours with someone.

  8. I am not receiving emails from SignUpGenius.  Why?  Please include info@signupgenius.com to your approved emails to ensure you receive our communications and the emails do not get sent to your spam folder.

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