Shifts And Perks
Volunteers may enter the pre-sale at 6:30am. Volunteers who work 2 shifts may enter at 6:15am. Children are not allowed to enter the pre-sale, except for infants in soft carriers.
WORK ANY 2 SHIFTS – 6:15AM PRE-SALE SHOPPING TIME AND FREE VALET DROP OFF
Each volunteer who works 2 shifts can enter the pre-sale at 6:15am and may also use the valet drop off service for free. Individuals may register for any 2 shifts in the sign up system to be one of the few people that shop at 6:15am. The two shifts must be worked by the same person and cannot be shared.
SET UP (DOUBLE SHIFT BENEFITS)
This shift is on Friday prior to the sale and is an active position requiring moving/lifting, setting up racks, shelves, and tables. We recommend you bring a pair of work gloves to protect your hands from splinters. Consignors who work this shift may bring in their items for drop off after their shift is completed. This counts as a double shift so volunteers may shop at 6:15am.
Shift time: Friday 1:30 – 4:30pm
This shift is on Friday evening prior to the sale and requires volunteers to help direct consignors dropping off their items, help put items on the sale floor, and help to organize all dropped off items. Consignors who work this shift can drop off their consignor items after their shift, but if you need more than 30 minutes to drop off, please consider working a different shift or getting assistance with your items.
Shift time: Friday 4:30 – 7:30pm
VALET DROP OFF UNLOADING
This shift is on Friday evening prior to the sale. You will be unloading cars and placing items on the sale floor for consignors who have elected to use valet drop off. This is a physical position that requires lifting and carrying items. Consignors who work this shift can drop off their consignor items after their shift, but if you need more than 30 minutes to drop off, please consider working a different shift or getting assistance with your items.
Shift time: Friday 4:30 – 7:30pm
This is usually a seated position and would be good for people who cannot volunteer in some of our more active positions. This volunteer position helps direct shoppers to the proper doors and lines during the sale and assists with volunteers and consignors signing in and out.
Shift times: Friday 4:30 – 7:30pm and Saturday 6 – 8:15am, 8 – 10:45am, 10:30am – 1:15pm, 1 – 3:45pm, 3:30pm-6pm
This position is in the indoor or outdoor large equipment hold bays to help people store or put items on hold while they shop. This is a great shift for organized people because you will be asked to tag items and get them back to their new owners.
Shift times: Saturday 6 – 8:15am, 8 – 11am, 11am – 2pm
Our cashiers will be using computers so we ask that you are comfortable working on a laptop for this fast paced shift. We will show you how to scan and enter tags into our cashier system. This is a seated position and is ideal for someone who can’t be on their feet too much.
Shift times: Saturday 6:15 – 8:30am, 8:30 – 11:30am or 11:30am – 2:30pm
We will keep you busy as a floater, but we won’t know where you will be working until you get to the sale. If you are flexible and willing to jump in anywhere, this is perfect for you!
Shift times: Saturday 6 – 8:15am, 8 – 11am or 11am – 2pm
SALE FLOOR HELP
Working on the floor at the sale means that you may be assigned various responsibilities including restocking items, reorganizing racks and tables, assisting in large equipment, and helping shoppers as needed. You will be on your feet for this shift, but you’ll also be right in the middle of everything so it makes the time pass quickly.
Shift times: Saturday 8 – 11am or 11am – 2pm
Taggers work with the cashiers to remove the tags from items and bag purchased item for the shoppers. This is an active position where you will be standing and bending to fill bags and help move shoppers through the lines.
Shift times: Saturday6:15 – 8:30am, 8:30 – 11:30am or 11:30am – 2:30pm
This is an active position where volunteers help with consignor pick up, the transition to the dollar dash, and clean up after the sale. In addition to shopping pre-sale, volunteers may also shop the dollar dash sale briefly before the doors open to the public. Consignors who work this shift must complete item pick up before their shift begins.
Shift time: Saturday 3 – 6pm
RACK AND EQUIPMENT MOVE (DOUBLE SHIFT BENEFITS)
This is an active position requiring a lot of heavy lifting. You will be disassembling racks, moving tables/bookcases, and helping with final clean up. We recommend you bring a pair of work gloves to protect your hands from splinters. This counts as a double shift so volunteers may shop at 6:15am and use valet drop off for free.
Shift time: Saturday 5 – 7:30pm
This shift is ideal for volunteers who would like volunteer benefits, but cannot work a volunteer shift. In exchange for providing money to cover hospitality costs ($40), you earn your volunteer consignor percentage (70%) and the ability to shop at the pre-sale. You will receive payment details after signing up or online payments can be made using our secure payment site.
This shift includes spreading the word by talking to local businesses, daycares, and schools about advertising our sale. This shift must be completed in the weeks leading up to the sale and you must be able to pick up marketing materials in Ashburn for distribution. This shift is great for people who can’t volunteer on the sale weekend, but requires time and dedication before the sale. Please contact our Marketing Lead for additional details about this shift. You may only sign up for this shift by contacting us as it isn’t available in the volunteer list. This shift is full for the Spring 2019 sale.
We encourage teenagers to volunteer at our sale. This is a great opportunity for them to be part of the sale and to also earn volunteer hours. Students can sign up in the volunteer system online in one of the “Student Volunteer” shifts or you can email us at coordinator@LittleFlowerConsignments.org for their registration. Students will be asked to help with the set up, drop off, restocking racks, and running tags to our cashiers.
If you plan to do both, consign and volunteer, please register through consignor registration and will be given the option to sign up as a volunteer after you register as a consignor.