Volunteer

Register To Volunteer

Already a consignor, or plan to consign (in addition to volunteering) but haven’t signed up? Log in or register from the Consignor page, and use your consignor account to register as a volunteer. Please note that if you sign up as a volunteer first and decide to consign later, you will need to remove yourself from the system’s “worker-only” account, log in as a consignor, and re-register for the same shift. We apologize for the inconvenience of this system limitation.

Please check our upcoming sale page to see when these links will open!

Are you consigning or have you consigned in the past? Login using your email address and password and register there!

Just wanting to volunteer? Create a Half-Pint Resale volunteer account (or sign into your account from past sales) and register for your time slot (or two!)

Interested in a presale volunteer opportunity? Register to post Half-Pint Resale posters as a Canvassing Volunteer.

Now CLOSED for Fall, sorry!

One of the best benefits of volunteering is that you get to shop before everyone else. Does your child only wear soft pants (with no prints, zippers, buttons, or snaps)? Mine does, and sorting through picked over racks never leaves enough of the very few pants he will wear. Volunteers get to see the largest selection.

There are volunteer opportunities to fit everyone’s preferences. Help get the word out on your own time by canvassing. Sign up for an evening shift. Or sign up for two shifts and be someone’s best friend by getting a second pass to the pre-sale.

Half-Pint Resale is successful for everyone because of our awesome volunteers! Because 400 fabulous volunteers make the sale go off without a hitch, it’s difficult for us to make a lot of changes.  When we are short volunteers, it affects others who have made the commitment. We understand schedules change (ours do to!) but only register for shifts that you know you can make or until you have secured child care.

Often people ask us where help is needed most. Typically, we are in most need of help during the Thursday 12:30, Saturday 10:30 and 1:30, and Sunday 10:30, 12:30, and 3:30 shifts. However you decided to volunteer, please join the Half-Pint family! Register at the link above, or keep reading to learn more. 

Volunteering details

Half-Pint Resale is successful for everyone because of our awesome volunteers! Because 400 fabulous volunteers make the sale go off without a hitch, it’s difficult for us to make a lot of changes. When we are short volunteers, it affects others who have made the commitment. We understand schedules change (ours do to!) but only register for shifts that you know you can make or until you have secured child care.

Due to an increasing number of no-shows and last-minute shift cancellations, we are instituting a no-show policy (described further below). We hope that these policies will ensure everyone’s volunteer experience is fantastic.

Volunteer shifts – are all three hours and fifteen minutes long. (The extra fifteen minutes allows for training and a slight overlap with outgoing volunteers from the previous shift.) Volunteers do everything from setting up the sales floor, helping consignors check-in their items, working the check-out stations at the sale, cleaning up after the sale, and help with barcode scanning.

One entrance to the volunteer sale per volunteer shift – There is only one entrance to the volunteer sale per shift worked, so if you and your partner or mom or friend want to shop with you, they will need to sign up for a volunteer shift as well. You may also volunteer a second shift to “share” with a shopping buddy.

Note the instructions listed for each shift on the volunteer registration form – It will give you information as to the type of activities that you will be doing – some shifts require you to be quick, some require you to work fast amidst a lot of crazy fun, some require heavy lifting. Most of the opportunities are not physically demanding, although you probably will be on your feet for most of the shift.

Cancellations – Please consider this commitment carefully and make sure you are available before you sign up to volunteer. If you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment you must notify us by email two weeks before the beginning of the sale. (See the “Upcoming Sale” page for the exact date). If you need to cancel after this date, you may find a replacement for your shift with no penalty. You can let us know of this change by email.

No-show or cancellation of volunteer shift consequences – Volunteers who are also consignors will have their consignor percentage dropped to 50%. Non-consignor Volunteers will not be eligible to volunteer for the following sale.

Extenuating circumstances – In the case of an emergency once the sale begins, you MUST CALL OR TEXT our emergency volunteer phone number at 608-909-1342 to let us know that you are not able to volunteer. Some extenuating circumstances will be considered.

Using your volunteer pass but not volunteering – Volunteers who use their volunteer pass and then DO NOT VOLUNTEER, no matter the extenuating circumstances, will be asked to fill a volunteer shift in between sales or a double at the next sale, or will be excluded from volunteering in the future.

Please be on time for your shift – All volunteer shifts come with training. Volunteers are asked to show up ON TIME because the first ten minutes of their shift will be getting the scoop on everything they need to know from one of our amazing sale Volunteer Coordinators.