Everyone who consigns clothes MUST work one of these jobs.
Please state your preference when registering. We will try to honor your requests, but may need to assign you to a different job.
You are welcome to send your spouse to work in your place. Strong backs are especially welcome on the Set-Up and Clean-Up shifts!
Set Up (Tuesday evening, 7:00 -10:00 pm)
Intake (either Wednesday morning/evening OR Thursday morning/evening, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm or 7:00 -10:00 pm)
Sticker Puller (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm or 11:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Adder/Cashier (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm or 11:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Books/Movies (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Baby Equipment Monitor (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Toy Police (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 – 1:30 pm)
Floor Walkers/Undercover Cops (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Door Guards (Saturday 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Clean-Up (Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Data Entry (After the Sale)
You will be working with our Advertising Manager to hang directional signs on major routes leading to our sale. This is a two-hour position, and must be completed Friday evening before the pre-sale. You will probably need transportation and the physical ability to repeatedly enter/exit vehicle and staple/tape signs on posts. All equipment will be provided.
Set Up (Tuesday evening, 7:00 – 10:00 pm)
Set up tables and clothing racks. Put up signs inside the fellowship hall. Set up large banner on church lawn. All supplies will be provided. You need a strong back as you will be picking up racks and other equipment.
Intake (either Wednesday morning/evening OR Thursday morning/evening, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 7:00 – 10:00 pm)
Consignors drop off items in the fellowship hall for you to put out in the appropriate area. Box or bag up and label any inappropriate items for consignors to check at the pre-sale or clean up. Make sure consignors drop off at least the minimum number of clothes required.
Adder/Cashier (Saturday, 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 – 1:30 pm or 11:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Customers will bring their sticker sheet(s) to you. Total the items on each page, using the adding machine. Staple the adding machine tape to the back of the sticker sheet(s). Fill in the information in the box at the bottom right corner of the sticker sheet. You will also be responsible for collecting the money. One of the committee members will periodically pick up cash/checks. Adding machines will be provided. If you have one you use at home that has printing capabilities and would like to use your own, that’s fine.
Sticker Puller (Saturday, 7:45 – 10:45 am, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, or 10:30 am – 1:30 pm or 11:30 am – 2:30 pm)
Customers bring their selected purchases to the table. Remove the price stickers and place them neatly on the sheet of paper in a maximum of 4 columns, all going the same direction. Put a red X on a sticker if it will not come off the item and write the information – consignor # and price – on the sticker sheet. Be sure the sticker label matches the item and has the appropriate information on it. If time permits, count the items and labels to be sure the totals match. No items are to be sold without labels or if prices have been crossed out and changed. Items purchased go in plastic bags. Blue shopping bags are for shopping only. Collect blue bags under the table.
Books/Movies/Toy Room Monitor (Saturday, 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 – 1:30 pm)
Monitor the back rooms where the books, movies and toys are kept and keep them neat. Keep an eye on buyers who are shopping in that area and watch for shoplifting/sticker swapping. Ask unaccompanied children to return to their parents. Report any problems to the committee member in charge.
Floor Walkers/Floaters (Saturday, 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 – 1:30 pm)
Pick up any clothes that fall on the floor. Remove empty hangers from racks. Keep an eye on shoppers and watch for shoplifting/sticker swapping. Report any problems to the committee member in charge. Also, assist any shoppers who need help with larger items. You may need to put a SOLD sign, with customer’s name on it, on an item until the customer can carry it out. You may also need to place a HOLD sign on an item for a shopper who is considering an item. Using the HOLD form, place the shopper’s name and 30 minute hold time. For example, if it were 8:00 am, you would write “Jane Smith 8:30 am.” Then at 8:30 am if Jane had not come to collect the item, you would call her name to see if she was still interested. You may extend the time another 30 minutes if the person requests.
Door Guards (Saturday, 7:45 – 10:45 am or 10:30 – 1:30 pm)
Front Door Guard – Mostly a “PR job” – welcome customers, be friendly, answer questions. Offer shopping bags. Let groups of 30 into the room to shop beginning at 8 am and continuing every ten minutes until the line is gone. Customers who arrive after the line is gone may go in as they arrive. Put color tape on all strollers, backpacks, etc. that customers bring in with them. Tell shoppers about the separate rooms for toys and books.
Back Door Guard – Assist customers in exiting, checking briefly to be sure items have been paid for (stickers should have been pulled or X’d out in red). Customers should have shopped with blue bags but be exiting with all items in plastic. Do not allow any customers to enter through the exit doors.
Clean-Up (Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm)
Pack up items remaining on racks and tables by size. Aid charities in selecting appropriate items. Put tables away, sweep the floor, disassemble clothing racks and put in boxes or tape pieces together. This is physically demanding work, but the shifts are only 2 hours long.
The Data Entry job is performed after the sale and involves entering the sales information into a database so that the consignors can get paid. The job requires you to be detail-oriented, computer-savvy and able to pick up and drop off work in a timely manner. It also requires that you work until the job is completed, even if that exceeds what a normal work shift would be. The advantages are that you can work from home and have some flexibility in your work schedule. It is also not physically strenuous.