Volunteer FAQ

 

Q: Who can volunteer at the Indy Kids Sale?

A: We only offer volunteer shifts to consignors.

 

Q: How do I sign up to become a volunteer at the sale?

A: Simply view the available shifts below. When registration opens you will be able to log-in and sign up while you are looking at these shifts.

Available Volunteer Shifts

 

Q: When can I sign up to volunteer?

A: Volunteer registration opens when consignor registration opens. Please make sure to sign up right away for the shifts that you would like. All shifts are limited and fill up very quickly. Make sure you are on the mailing list and follow us on facebook and twitter to get the latest news and info regarding registration.

 

Q: What are the pre-sale, high volume, husband and re-sort shifts?

A: There are two types of pre-sale, high volume, husband and re-sort shifts. One is a six hour shift. Because these times are so busy we really need volunteers that are there the majority of the time. Volunteers working a six hour shift will be able to shop one hour earlier than those that work two regular three hour shifts. We also offer a three hour shift during our high volume, husband and re-sort shifts because we know that some volunteers are unable to give six hours of time all at once. Only shifts labeled as “Pre-sale,” “High Volume,” “Husband” and “Re-sort’ on the list of shifts count as those shifts. Please know that these shifts fill up extremely fast. Consignors who fulfill a three-hour “Husband” shift will be credited their consignor fee on their consignor check.

Consignors who fulfill a three-hour “Husband” shift during set-up or tear down will receive a $25 shopping credit to be used at the current sale only. Those that fulfill a six-hour “Husband” shift will receive a $50 shopping credit to be used at the current sale only.

 

Q: What types of jobs will I be asked to do at the sale?

A: There are a variety of jobs to be done at the sale. We have needs during the drop off times for people to help put items on the sales floor. We have volunteers who straighten the floor and keep it looking nice during the sale, people who help at the check out stations and volunteers who sort remaining items after the sale to get ready for the consignor pick-up time.

 

Q: What time do I need to arrive for my volunteer shift?

A: We ask all of our volunteers to arrive approximately 15 minutes before his or her shift begins so that jobs can be assigned and instructions given. If you choose a drop-off appointment that is during your volunteer time you will need to arrive 20-30 minutes time before your volunteer time so you have time to unload your items and check-in as a consignor. It is very convenient to choose a drop-off time during your volunteer shift but it is important that you don’t take away from your volunteer time by unloading your consignment items and checking in as a consignor. Thanks so much!

 

Q: Can I bring my kids with me to my volunteer shift?

A: We kindly ask that you not bring kids during the volunteer hours. This is a crazy time with a lot of work going on and an easy place for a child to get hurt. Thanks for understanding

 

Q: Can my husband work a volunteer shift?

A: Yes! We are happy to have husbands volunteer. In fact we have shifts specifically designed for husbands. Just look for the word “husband” in the description of the shift. If your husband works a shift it will count as a shift for you.

Consignors who fulfill a three-hour “Husband” shift will receive a $25 shopping credit to be used at the current sale only. Those that fulfill a six-hour “Husband” shift will receive a $50 shopping credit to be used at the current sale only.