Volunteer Registration is Open!

We so love our volunteers!

 And because during all of the craziness of the sale we don’t have a lot of time to tell all of you, we’ll do it right now.

Half-Pint is fabulous because YOU make it fabulous by being your already fabulous selves.   This community that you’ve all helped create is an amazing resource for area families.  Thank you for all that you do!

Want to be a part of this fun community?  Great!  
Because Volunteer Registration is open!  
We’ve added some extra slots this year, rearranged the shifts a little bit, all in an effort to make a better more efficient sale, and we hope you think so, too.  

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.

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 12:30-9:30pm) and Friday (anytime between 10:30-4:30pm).  These are BY FAR the busiest times at the sale.

If you are the kind of person who likes things calmer (read: steadier, 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 would call Medium-busy.

We aim to have something for 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.)

Flyering: The ever popular flyering!  Basically, we need your Uber help getting out the word about Half-Pint.   We love that shoppers and consignors alike make sure that their friends, coworkers and families know about Half-Pint.  Some people, though, really go out of their way to post and distribute, and we know the amount of time it takes.   ** 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.  

The Best Part of Volunteering:  The Volunteer PreSale

And to make the Volunteer Sale even a bit sweeter, we lengthened the Volunteer PreSale to two full hours.  (Just a reminder, that consignors and volunteers can shop both presales, but Must check-out in between.  Also, volunteers may not bring an extra person with them – say, a partner or fellow co-parent or grandparent – to the sale;  so if you want your cute hubby or wife to come with you while you shop, have them sign up for a shift as well!  We’ve had lots of mother/daughter and husband/wife teams!)

We’ve got nearly 200 shifts to fill to make this a smooth event – Ok, So go for it!  And thanks!

-EC and LS

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