Ten Thousand Villages

 

Contact:  

Mandy Broderick, Volunteer Coordinator

Mailing Address:  

10 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone Number:  

828-254-8374

Fax Number:  

 

Email Address:  

volmanager@villagesAsheville.org  

Website Address:  

http://asheville.tenthousandvillages.com/
http://www.facebook.com; search Ten Thousand Villages

Office Hours:  

10:00a.m.- 6:00p.m. M-TR, 10:00am - 8:00pm F & S; 11:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. Sun.

Location:  

Take I-240 towards Asheville and take the Patton Ave/Downtown exit. Go through 4 stoplights, take a left on Haywood and another immediate left on College St. Store is located at 10 College St., next to Pritchard Park and Tupelo Honey Café.

Agency Description:  

A non-profit, "fair trade" retail store that sells crafts, jewelry, home furnishings, and other items made by artisans in more than 30 different developing countries. This effort helps improve the economic situation of an estimated 50,000 artisans by providing income that can pay for nutritious food, education, health care, and housing. Volunteers build cultural understanding and form an important link between customers and artisans by learning about the hand-crafted items we carry and telling the stories of the artisans who make these beautiful products.

Training:  

Training provided by Ten Thousand Villages.

Time Commitment:  

At least 2 4-hour shifts per month with a six-month commitment.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:  

Customer service skills, interest in hand made crafts, appreciation of global cultures.

Volunteer Involvement:  

Volunteers will work on computers and cash registers and will also be given materials to work on at home.

 

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