We HEART our Volunteers.

We super HEART our volunteers. We don’t have the time to get you as much love during the sale as we wish we could since there are over 150 of you, and there are only 2 of us, but we hope that you understand what you are giving back to this community through your work!

See the lovely ladies in black? Fantabulous Volunteers.

And we hope that shopping early at the Volunteer PreSale is worth the effort.

So, without further adieu, we give you…  the 2011 Spring Volunteer Opportunities.

Not much new to say, since we mostly just added shifts to several times slots (in response to your suggestions).   As you are registering, please take the time to read the comments on the right side of the form.  When you click on a section, you’ll see little boxes appear.  These give important notes about the shifts and what you might be able to expect.  Little stars next to shifts indicate that there is some heavy lifting involved, so beware those of you with bad backs or with babies in carriers (we want to keep everyone safe!)

You’ll also note that we added information about what shifts are wild and crazy.  Let’s just say this:

If you are the kind of person who thrives on being busy and FAST and can handle some chaos, we need you on Thursday during check-in (anytime between 1 and 10pm) and Friday (anytime between 10:45 am and 4pm).  These are BY FAR the busiest times at the sale.

If you are the kind of person who likes things calmer (read: quieter, less chaos), then shifts towards the end of the day Friday and Saturday morning are made for you.  Everything on Saturday from about 3pm on is what we call Medium-busy.

We aim to please everyone.  (smile).  Or at least, we try.

Finally, note that, like last sale, we have some special opportunities, as well as some variable shifts.

Data Entry: These are three hours shifts (like the rest of our shifts), and are fairly flexible.  You tell us when you are free and we’ll do our best to accommodate.  Basically, we provide the computer and the 10key, and you provide fast fingers and the ability to sit for three hours and stare at A LOT of numbers.  And type them accurately.

Info Shifts: These shifts are for folks who are up on their baby-wearing, diapering, feeding, and gadgets, and LOVE to help people who look like they could use a little support.  They are also for people who know enough about Half-Pint that they can answer basic questions on how the whole shindig works.  AND you get to wear a big question mark on your back.  That sold the shift for you, didn’t it?

Flyering: The every popular flyering!  Basically, we need your Uber help getting out the word about Half-Pint.  We appreciate anyone who passes on the word!  Some people, though, really go out of their way to post and distribute, and we know the amount of time it takes.  SO!  If you would like to flyer as your volunteer opportunity, you’ll want to mark that box at the end of the registration form, and send us your list of places you’d like to post.  We often have people who send us a list that duplicates someone else’s efforts, so be sure to get your list in early and wait for our approval to start.  You must commit to posting the flyer (or handing out the information) to at least 15 places with a minimum of 5 families.    If one of the places you agree to post will not post the flyer (it happens), then you’ll need to find an additional place.  Let us know if you have questions!

Ok, So go for it! AND THANKS!!!!

-EC and LS



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