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Sweet Swaps Kids offers many opportunities for you to join our “Happy Helper” team.   When you choose to volunteer, it is our collective effort that ensures we have an efficient, organized sale that offers a fun, family friendly shopping experience for each other and our shoppers.  After all, the success of the sale is beneficial to everyone that shops, sells or serves This is part of the win – win – win opportunity our sale creates for our consignors, community and the charitable organizations we support.  Volunteering can also be lots of fun!!!

Volunteers help with several aspects of the event including… promoting the sale, distributing flyers, setting up racks and tables, consignor check in, item inspection, sales floor set up, merchandise organization, check out, customer service, item sorting, security, breakdown and clean up.  You can choose to help during one or several shifts, and in which ever position(s) that are suitable for you.  The more shifts you work, the more you earn and the more incentives you become eligible for.

Most volunteers are also consignors and understand that when they contribute to the success of the sale, they also benefit by selling more of their items!  As a thank you for your service… and in addition to the opportunity you have to make great money as a consignor, we also offer several incentives such as the privilege to shop before the public for the best savings and selection.   Volunteers are also eligible for great giveaways including: Sweet Swaps Shopping Bucks, Registration Fee Refunds and one volunteer each season will win 100% earnings on all items sold.  Please visit our Assistant Appreciation Program page for more details of our incentive program… which is our way of sincerely showing our gratitude and saying THANK YOU for your service and support.

We have provided brief descriptions of responsibilities for many of our available positions below.  Full descriptions will be provided in the Happy Helper Handbook during our Volunteer Kick-off Meeting.  We are seeking volunteers that are dependable, honest, trustworthy, and possess a positive and friendly demeanor.  If this sounds like YOU and you are interested in serving on our Happy Helper team… please click here to register as a volunteer.   You will be prompted to select a volunteer position, a shift date and time, and to complete the Volunteer Agreement. 


Volunteer position:             Equipment Set Up Assistant

Brief Description:                 Unload truck, set up tables, racks, shelves and signage. *Setting up racks Requires heavy lifting*


Volunteer position:             Merchandise Intake Inspector

Description:                           Inspects merchandise brought in by sellers for functionality, style, quality and cleanliness.


Volunteer position:             Merchandise Organizer/ Drop Off Assistant

Description:                            Directs consignors on how and where to place their items, and places items on the sales floor as needed.


Volunteer position:             Greeter – Main Entrance

Description:                            Greets shoppers, answers questions, distribute shopping bags and stroller check tags.


Volunteer position:             Greeter – Exit

Description:                            Thank customers for shopping with us, check customer receipts, stroller tags and large item check out tickets.


Volunteer position:             Cashier

Description:                           Enter items into POS or Cash Register, processes credit /debit transactions, collect payments.


Volunteer position:             Check Out Assistant

Description:                           Removes tags and bags items.


Volunteer position:             Sales Floor Support/Hold Area Assistant

Description:                           Direct shoppers on where to find items, keeps hold area neat and returns items to sales floor.


Volunteer position:             Customer Service Station Assistant

Description:                           Answer general inquiries.  Assist volunteers with sign in/out. Assist cashiers and other staff as needed.


Volunteer position:             Large Item Carry out Assistant

Description:                           Assists customers with loading heaver or larger items into their vehicles.  *Requires some heavy lifting.


Volunteer position:             Security

Description:                           Lost prevention. Communicate with Columbia Police Department as needed. Maintain overall safety.


Volunteer position:             Sorter – Pick up 

Description:                           Sorts unsold items by consignor number and donation election.


Volunteer position:             Equipment Tear Down Assistant

Description:                           Assists with break down of tables, racks, shelves and signage. *Requires some heavy lifting.