volunteer eugene
volunteer eugene

Volunteer

Our volunteers are the reason we can put on an event of this magnitude! We depend on our itty bitty Crew; they are our family and the heart of itty bitty! The more we grow, the more we are determined to invest in quality volunteers! Volunteers are rewarded for their time by getting to shop FIRST, refund of consignor fees, and get a higher commission on their items sold!

Some people help out to shop early, while some people help out to make more money! Whatever your motivation may be, we WANT and NEED you to help in making the sale the best it can be! If you can’t find a shift that works for you, please let us know. We are happy to create a custom shift just for you.

You do not have to be a consignor to volunteer! We accept all volunteers, even those who just want to shop early, but aren’t consigning.

Each volunteer shift is four hours and all shifts are first come, first serve. Log into your Consignor Account to view and sign-up for the shifts you would like. If the shift you are wanting is not available, be sure to check back, especially the week before sale week. Many times schedules change and shifts will open up at the last minute.

Please note: If you sign up for a shift and participate in shopping at the pre-sale, then do not show up for your scheduled shift(s), and we cannot reschedule you for another shift. Your sales percentage will be reduced to 60% and you will be unable to volunteer at future sales. We know this sounds harsh but signing up and NOT showing up is far worse than not signing up at all. It is not fair to our other committed volunteers who complete their shifts.

Why Volunteer with Us?

  • Shop FIRST to grab the best deals!
  • Earn more for your items!
  • Enjoy time with amazing moms that become friends!

What Do Volunteers Do at itty bitty boutique?

Consignor Drop-Off

  • Make sure your drop-off appointment is not during your volunteer shift.
  • Check-in and inspect consignors’ inventory.
  • Put items on the sales floor in the correct place.
  • Keep the sales floor neat and organized.
  • Put clothing on the racks by size, gender, and type.
  • Ensure all toys, equipment, and other items are in their designated areas.
  • Assist with the overall organization of the sales floor.

Sale Days

  • Assist shoppers.
  • Put items away in the correct place.
  • Organize tables and racks to keep things looking nice.

Husband Hours

  • Help shoppers carry out large items (Wednesday shifts, 3:00pm – 9:00pm, and Thursday shifts).
  • Floor security
  • Door check/watch

Sorting Unsold Items

  • Pull items marked for donation.
  • Sort unsold items by consignor number.
  • Pizza provided during the evening sort shifts (Sunday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm).

Consignor Pick Up

  • Help consignors locate their piles.
  • Help tear down the last of sale equipment.

Join Our Crew to Get Your PERKS!

Volunteer Shifts Consignor Only (0 Shifts) 1 shift (4 hours) 2 shifts (8 hours) 3 shifts (12 hours) 4 shifts (16 hours) 5 shifts (20 hours) 6+ shifts (24 hours)
Earned % of Sales 65% 65% for off-site shift 70% for on-site shift 70% 75% 75% 77% 80%
Registration Fee $15 $15 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Presale Shopping Time 5:00pm 3:30pm 3:00pm 2:30pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 1:00pm
1/2 Price Presale Shopping Time 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
ibb bucks Shopping Credit $0 $0 $0 $0 $10 $15 $20

Want to Shop the Pre-Sale but Can’t Help at the Sale?

If assisting during sale hours doesn’t fit in your schedule, there are other things that could be done “behind the scenes.” These opportunities are good for pre-sale passes only and do not earn the additional sale percentages for consignors. These opportunities are limited!

Media Coverage

If you have contacts in the media (TV, radio, or newspaper) and can pull some strings to cover our event, you will earn a HUGE thank you from us and two passes for the two-shift volunteer pre-sale. Please email us with your contact info and more details on what is involved.

Flyer Distribution

Posting 10 Flyers in local businesses, schools, day-cares, etc. with approval from managers/owners will get you a pass to shop the pre-sale! They can be posted in front windows, by check-out stations, on community bulletin boards, etc. Posting 10 flyers by the deadline will earn you a pass for our 3:30pm pre-sale!

Postcard Distribution

Handing out 40 postcards to individuals/families in public venues will also get you a pass to shop the pre-sale! They can be handed out at sporting events, games, malls, parks, dance studios, mommy groups, etc. Please don’t distribute the postcards at a business location or on private property without permission. Handing them out by the deadline will earn you a pass for our 3:30pm pre-sale!

Worker Cancellation Policy

Before the Sale

If you find that your schedule changes, please return to your Worker login page as soon as you are aware of the conflict to cancel the shift and reopen it to another volunteer. It is imperative that we know as soon as possible before the sale begins, as we need to ensure that we have adequate coverage at the sale. If there are still slots available, we would love for you to reschedule your shift in order to preserve your worker benefits.

During the Sale

If you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment, you must notify us immediately by calling or texting Kathie at 541-525-9035. We will ask that you select another shift or find a replacement. It is your responsibility to find a replacement or make up that shift. If you are a no show, your consignor sales percentage will be lowered to 60% and you will not be permitted to volunteer in the future. If you are a non-consigning volunteer, you will not be permitted to volunteer in the future.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • We (shoppers, consignors, and staff) rely heavily on our volunteers and their help in maintaining a high quality sale. All volunteers must show up ready to help in order to create a great experience for customers and sellers. We are looking for hard working, willing, and abled bodies who WANT to give some of their valuable time to do good work and do it right.
  • We ask that all of our volunteers arrive on time, dressed comfortably, wearing comfortable shoes, and ready to get your assignment and instructions.
  • All volunteers are expected to work their entire shift/hours to receive their volunteer benefits, as well as insure proper and constant floor coverage for customers.
  • Please bring any snacks or meals you may need while you are volunteering. A short break can usually be taken during slower moments.
  • Children are not allowed to accompany you during your shifts. If you are a nursing mom, working mom, or have child care difficulties, we are more than happy to accommodate different schedules! If you need to do a split shift (two 2-hour shifts), just email us for a customized shift schedule!
  • Leaving early or backing out of shifts at the last minute makes it very difficult for the sale to operate smoothly and puts us in a hard spot. You are required to find a replacement for your shift or, at the very least, reschedule your shift. If you cannot do that, then your consignor percentage will be lowered to 60%.
  • We understand that emergencies happen. We know that some of you will miss shifts due to legitimate emergencies. Things happen. Please call or text us to let us know ASAP. You then have 3 options. 1) Do nothing- Your seller percentage will be reduced to 60% (seems harsh yes, but it is better to never sign up than to sign up, and not show up. We are counting on you and we need to be fair to all volunteers). 2) Reschedule- Let us know when you are available to do a make-up shift. 3) Phone-a-Friend – Call someone to replace you! 

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the sale! You are the best shoppers, advertisers, and advocates that we have and we want you to have an awesome and positive experience! We put rules into place so that the same opportunity is available to everyone! Thanks for understanding!

Event Info

Spring Sale!
Fri, Mar. 15th, 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sat, Mar. 16th, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sun, Mar. 17th, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Lane Events Center
Auditorium Building
796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

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541-525-9035

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Event Info

Fall Sale!
Fri, Sep. 21st, 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sat, Sep. 22nd, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sun, Sep. 23rd, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Lane Events Center
Auditorium Building
796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

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Connect

541-525-9035

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Email Sign-Up

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