Become a VIP consigner by volunteering at the Sale
It takes many people to help ThriftMouse run smoothly. VIPs are the Heart of our business and there is no way we could do this without YOU! Our sale cannot happen without the many VIPs who offer their time to make the shopping and selling experience fun, safe, efficient and easy. When you help us at our sale, this helps you to earn more - people will have a better shopping experience, stay longer and buy more, spread the word about our sale, and come back.
Thank you in advance for volunteering your valuable time. Thrift Mouse would not be possible without the help received from our AWESOME VIPs
As a ThriftMouse VIP Consignor you can enjoy these benefits:
Early shopping – your pre-sale pass gets you the best selection & best prices
Shop our discount sale before the public.
We have a tiered benefit program
ThriftMouse and our other VIPs are counting on you to help make our sale run smoothly. By choosing to work a shift, you are removing that slot from the website so that no one else can choose to work it. We only have slots posted for positions we need filled! If you for any reason do not shop, we still need your position filled or we will be short a VIP at the sale. You are obligated to fulfill your work shift(s) whether you attend the pre-sale or not. So please only sign up for shifts you able to work. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Shifts should be scheduled around (and not during) your planned shopping times.
COMFORT IS KEY! Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you'll be on your feet and moving around quite a bit in your respective position.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your shift is scheduled to begin so that you can sign in and receive any necessary training or instruction. Please be prepared to work your entire shift.
It is important that each person show up on time and stay for their full shift, failure to do so will forfeit your VIP benefits. A VIP shift binder will be at the CHECK IN DESK for you to sign in and out for your shift. This is mandatory! If you do not sign in AND out you will NOT receive credit for your shift. No exceptions.
We will provide each VIP an apron to wear; please pick it up at the CHECK IN DESK.
You may want to bring a snack or drink to have while you are working.
We are unable to accommodate children during shifts, please arrange for childcare during this time.
If you have a health condition or physical limitation that restricts the jobs you are able to perform (such as back trouble or pregnancy), please send us an email before you register for your shift(s), and we'll happy to find a job that would be appropriate for your needs. On the other hand, if you have skills such as typing or great organizational abilities, let us know that as well so we can place you in an appropriate position you will enjoy.
No Animals Allowed, except service animals that are specifically trained to enrich the lives of people with disabilities, increasing their mobility and independence. Service animals are NOT pets. Please contact us if you will be woking a shift with a service animal at least one week prior to the sale.
CELL PHONES WHILE ON THE FLOOR… You may keep your phone in your pocket on silent, however we request you do NOT have conversations, phone or text, while on the sales floor. If you need to talk with someone please get coverage for your area and take a quick break.
PURSES/BAGS KEEP AT HOME! If you plan to shop (before or after your shift) bring your payment option and photo ID – leave the rest at home! There is NO PLACE to secure your belongings so please leave them at home!
SHOPPING DURING SHIFT IS NOT PERMITTED! Should you find an item during your shift you just can’t put down then please get coverage for your area, and put that item on HOLD. Any merchandise that is found being “stashed” will be put back. Please wait until your shift is finished to purchase and place the item in your car.
At the end of your shift, please stop by the check in desk to return your name tag, apron and sign out to receive credit for having completed your shift.
We cannot make this event happen without your help! If for any reason you need to cancel your shift it is your responsibility to fill your position (ask a friend, neighbor, spouse, grandparent), and notify us by calling 971-303-9055. In the event you do not fulfill your commitment, or find a comparable replacement, you will not be allowed to participate as a VIP in the future. Please understand that these guidelines have been put in to place to maintain a high quality sale. We do understand that emergencies happen and will do our best to accommodate those as they arise. So please try to give us at least a 24 hour notice if you will not be filling your scheduled shift(s). Thank you!
The VIP’s main job is to help make the sale run smoothly and this is done in various ways.
Our VIPs help in every aspect of our event. From helping inspect Consignor items, organizing the sales floor, customer service, to helping check customers out. There's always something to do and the time flies!
Please note: You may sign up for multiple shifts, but they cannot overlap as we need the number of VIPs in each time slot for the exact times scheduled. Please contact us if you have any scheduling questions.
Muscle Power: This shift is for those who like tools, who like to put things together. During set-up and sort days, muscle power shifts include setting up racks, shelving, tables, and signage. During sale days, this shift would be assisting moving large items from the sales floor to pick-up area and helping were we might need some extra help. This shift is for those who want to move lots of equipment. VIPs who are on light duty or are pregnant should NOT work this shift, as you may need to help lift over 30 lbs. Please wear clothes suitable for these types of activities. If you have muscles and like to use them, this shift is for you!
Registration: Perfect for expecting or nursing moms, this position involves helping consignors get checked-in. If you like paperwork and have a pleasant personality, this shift is for you!
Clothing & Shoe Inspectors: If you like to get the “first look” at all of the incoming merchandise and have an eye for detail, Inspection will be right up your alley! This position involves standing and inspecting merchandise prior to it being put on the racks.
Large Item & Toy Inspectors: If you like to get the “first look” at all of the incoming merchandise and are organized, Inspection will be right up your alley! This position involves standing and inspecting toys and large items before they are put on the sales floor. Will need to be organize with paperwork for crib, car seat and booster seat forms as well as claim tags for large items. Must be able to operate computer.
Runners: These are great for people with retail experience, or OCD on how things are displayed. Our runners will be moving merchandise from the inspection stations and putting items where they belong on the sales floor.
Sale Helpers: This position will mostly be dealing with the public. Eyes on the sales floor, assisting customers, refreshing the sales floor and helping load large items, may all be part of this position. Greeter, security, re-stock, hold area, inspection area, large item area, clothing area are some of the places you will be stationed. Be ready for anything!
Sorters: Our sorters help sort everything by consignor numbers at the end of the sale. This involves a lot of standing, walking and bending.
Pick-up Helper: This position will mostly be dealing with consignors as they come to pick-up their items. You will need to carry consignor piles, boxes, and/or bags from sort areas to consignor. This involves a lot of standing, walking and bending.
Q. Can I bring my children with me during my volunteer time?
For the safety of your children, they may not be on the property during your volunteering time. Our volunteers stay busy and it is extremely difficult and sometime dangerous for children to be wandering around without a parent tending to them. We recommend that you swap out babysitting with a friend.
Q. Do you have snacks and drinks available or should I bring my own?
Light snacks and water are available during your volunteer shift!
Q. What should I wear during my shift?
Please dress however you are most comfortable. If you are coming after work, we recommend that you bring a change of clothing with you. Sneakers or a supportive rubber soled shoe are suggested.
Q. I am pregnant but would still like to volunteer. Is there a shift that will accommodate me?
Yes! Please contact us so that we can help you pick a shift that will suit your needs.
Q: I have a nursing baby who won't take a bottle. Can I still volunteer?
Yes! Please contact us so that we can help you pick a shift that will be suitable to your needs.
Q. I missed my shift at a past sale and now am unable to sign up online? How can I be allowed to volunteer again?
If you have signed up to work for a shift at a past sale and did not give us notice that you would not be able to make it to your shift and you did not find a replacement you were placed on the Prohibited VIP List. Once placed on this list you are unable to sign up to work in the future. This is to ensure that our VIPs take their commitment seriously so that we are able to depend on them. If you would like to discuss your placement on the list please email us at info@ThriftMouse.com.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you do not see your question here, please feel free to email us at info@ThriftMouse.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our next sale!