VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS
 

Do I have to be a consignor to volunteer? 
No. Anyone can sign up to volunteer.

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Do I have to pay a registration fee to volunteer?
No. You do not have to pay the registration fee to volunteer. This fee only applies to those Volunteers who are also Consignors.

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How many preview sale tickets will I receive?
You will receive one ticket to your assigned volunteer preview sales. If you work 8 or more hours, you will also receive a friends preview sale ticket. Your assigned volunteer and friend preview sale times will be based on the number of hours you have registered to work. VOLUNTEER & FRIEND SHOPPING PASSES ARE ASSIGNED TO DIFFERENT PREVIEW SALE TIMES. Please see the table below for shopping times and ticket details.

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How long must I work to be able to shop the volunteer preview sale? 
We have 5 different Volunteer Preview Sales based on the number of hours worked. The graduated schedule is below.

Hours Volunteered

Consignor %

Preview Sale Tickets

Tuesday Preview Shopping Times

Friend Preview Sale Tickets

Tuesday Friend Preview Shopping Times

½ Price Tickets

Friday ½ Price Shopping Times

20 Hours

85%

1

1:00 p.m.

1

3:00 p.m.

1

10:00 a.m.

16 Hours

80%

1

2:00 p.m.

1

3:00 p.m.

1

10:00 a.m.

12 Hours

80%

1

3:00 p.m.

1

5:00 p.m.

1

10:00 a.m.

8 Hours

75%

1

4:00 p.m.

1

5:00 p.m.

1

10:00 a.m.

4 Hours

70%

1

5:00 p.m.

0

NA

1

10:00 a.m.

Consignor Only

70%

1

6:00 p.m.

0

NA

0

Public Shopping Times

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Can I work more than one shift? 
Certainly! You can work as many as you would like. 

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Is childcare provided for volunteers? 
Childcare is not provided at this time.

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Are there positions available if I am disabled, have certain medical conditions or pregnant?
Yes. Please let us know when you register to volunteer what your situation is, and we will work with you to get you into a position that is workable for you.

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Can I bring my children when I come to work my shift? 
No. Children under the age of 18 years are not allowed to accompany you while you are working. We will work with youth under the age of 18, who are needing community or service hours for school, organizations, and etc. Please contact a Sweet Repeats Director at sweetrepeatsministries@gmail.com for details and guidelines. Arrangements for youth volunteers need to be made prior to the sale. Hours for children under age 18 will not be counted towards your percentage if you are a Consignor as well.

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Can someone else work my volunteer shifts to get me a higer consignor percentage? 
The only persons who can work for you to receive credit towards your consignor percentage is a parent, spouse, and adult children (18 years or older). Hours for children under age 18 years old working with you will not be counted towards your percentage. Please contact a Sweet Repeats Director at sweetrepeatsministries@gmail.com for questions or further details.

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How old must I be to volunteer? 
You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. We will work with youth under the age of 18, who are needing community or service hours for school, organizations, and etc. Please contact a Sweet Repeats Director at sweetrepeatsministries@gmail.com for details and guidelines. Arrangements for youth volunteers need to be made prior to the sale. Hours for children will not be counted towards your percentage if you are a Consignor as well.

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Can I bring someone with me to shop the volunteer preview sale? 
A husband/friend/relative may help only if they have a ticket to enter the sale. One person is allowed to enter per ticket. Volunteers will receive 2 tickets to their assigned Preview Sale. See the above table.

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When do I get my ticket to the volunteer preview sale? 
If you are consigning and volunteering, you will receive your ticket when you sign your consignor contract. If you are only volunteering, your name will be on a list at the door when you come to shop.

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Are children allowed at the volunteer preview sale? 
Only children 10 and older are permitted at the preview sale. Children of all ages are welcome on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the public sales and during our all 1/2 Price Shopping times. Please monitor your children while shopping and do not let them play with toys and etc. Also, please make sure they stay with you at all times.  Children younger than 10 years of age, including newborns and infants, are not allowed during the presales.

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What happens if I register to volunteer, but do not show up for my appointed time?
You must either show up to volunteer, send a parent or spouse in your place to volunteer, or cancel your volunteer registration by the appointed time. See our Important Dates page for cancellation dates. If you do neither of these, you will not be eligible to volunteer in the next sale and will forfeit your preview sale ticket.

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