Volunteering


We want to thank everyone in advance for their willingness to make the Consignment Sale successful. This is an important ministry and we are truly grateful for every one of our volunteers. We could not have the sale without you.

Registration Information

Volunteer Guidelines

In order to have the sale run as smoothly as possible, we are asking volunteers to adhere to the following instructions:

• As our thank you for volunteering, all volunteers have the opportunity to shop during the volunteer pre-sale on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This privilege is limited to the volunteer ONLY– please do not bring relatives, friends, etc. During the pre-sale, we strongly encourage you to leave your children with a caregiver if at all possible. The sales floor is very cramped, crowded and not a fun place for little ones. If you do choose to bring them with you, they must be supervised and stay with you at all times. Children are not allowed to play with the merchandise for sale.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to your assigned volunteer time for instructions.  Prior to your shift, stop by the volunteer station in the lobby to sign in and receive your name tag.  After you complete your shift, stop by the volunteer station again to sign out.

Important note for volunteers who are also consignors – you must follow the above instructions in order to be counted as completing a full volunteer shift and be eligible for the 70% consignor percentage.  If you do not check in, receive your name tag and check out, you will not be considered as completing a full volunteer shift and your consignor percentage will be reduced accordingly.

• For safety reasons, please do not bring children or teens with you during your volunteer time.

• We are counting on you to keep your volunteer commitment and help our sale run smoothly. If you are unable to keep your commitment and can't find a replacement, please log back into the system ASAP and cancel your volunteer job OR call the church at 703.425.3580 so we can try to find a replacement.

Volunteer Positions


Road Sign Placer Prior to sale
Flyer Distribution - Fairfax County Prior to sale
Volunteer Reminder Calls Prior to sale
Flyer Distribution - Manassas Prior to sale
Flyer Distribution - Woodbridge/Dale City Prior to sale
Flyer Distribution - Alexandria Prior to sale
Flyer Distribution - Centerville Prior to sale
Set Up Racks Sun, Mar 4: 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Room/Sign Organizers Thu, Mar 8: 6 PM - 9 PM
Set Up Book Organizer Thu, Mar 8: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Volunteer Job Descriptions


Set Up Racks
Assemble racks and shelves. This involves using screwdrivers, moving and lifting racks, etc. Husbands are a BIG help for this job and if they work, you get to shop during the pre-sale! MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Consignor Check-In
Greet & check-in consignors during drop-off.

Room/Sign Organizers
Move clothing racks into place and place signs on racks/tables according to a diagram provided. Once this is complete, you will probably move to set-up sorter for the remainder of your shift.

Set Up Sorter
Take items from lobby that consignors have dropped off and put them in their correct place in the sales room. You may also be asked to organize a certain part of the room (baby items, toys, shoes, etc.). Light physical labor is part of this job. Flexibility is key in this position.

Before-Sale Organizer
Organize different areas of the sales floor (shoes, games, infant items, etc.) for optimum presentation.

Cashier (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Scan items, take customers’ money and/or swipe credit cards at check-out stations. TRAINING SESSIONS ON THE SCANNING SYSTEM WILL BE PROVIDED AND CASHIERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE.

Bagger
Assist cashier and place items in bags at check-out stations.

Greeter
Greet and hand out shopping bags to customers and/or consignors at the front door.

Large Items Monitor
Help carry, organize & monitor larger items. MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Sales Floor
Continually monitor, organize and clean-up the entire sales floor area. Help customers with questions. Help customers carry items to check-out room.

Answer Phones
Answer phone and give info (time, directions, etc.) about the sale.

Take Down Sorter
After sale, sort donations and items to be returned to consignors.

Road Sign Placer
TIME SENSITIVE POSITION - SIGNS MUST BE PUT UP ON SPECIFIED DAY THE WEEK OF THE SALE AND TAKEN DOWN THE SUNDAY AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU CAN'T ADHERE TO THESE TIMES, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS POSITION. Pick up signs at the church during normal church hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), place AND remove advertising signs at specific,designated roadside locations. You will receive a list of 10 locations on where they must be placed, along with further directions/helpful hints by email.

Flyer Distribution - Fairfax County
TIME SENSITIVE POSITION - pickup flyers at the church during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) 10-15 days prior to the sale. Distribute the flyers to assigned preschools and day care centers 8-12 days before the sale between 9 AM - noon, Monday through Friday. A specific list will be emailed to you giving you explicit directions on pickup and delivery of the flyers. This position requires the use of your own vehicle to drive to 8-12 locations in the assigned area. Position takes approximately 2-3 1/2 hours.

Volunteer Reminder Calls
Make reminder calls to volunteers the few days prior to the sale.

Money Counter (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Sort, count and deposit money collected from the sale. Will work with one other person. PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN THIS JOB IS NECESSARY.

Take Down Assistant
Assist take-down coordinator with various tasks of take-down.

Disassemble shelves/racks
Disassemble racks and shelves. This involves using screwdrivers, moving and lifting racks, etc. Husbands are a BIG help for this job and if they work, you get to shop during the pre-sale! MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Floater
Assist in different positions as needed.

Volunteer Check-In (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Greet and help volunteers check-in/print their name tag at the volunteer check-in stations. NOTE - if you want to attend the volunteer pre-sale, please pick 2 different hour long shifts. We require all volunteers to work at least 2 hours in order to take advantage of the early shopping opportunity.

Flyer Distribution - Woodbridge/Dale City
TIME SENSITIVE POSITION - pickup flyers at the church during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) 10-15 days prior to the sale. Distribute the flyers to assigned preschools and day care centers 8-12 days before the sale between 9 AM - noon, Monday through Friday. A specific list will be emailed to you giving you explicit directions on pickup and delivery of the flyers. This position requires the use of your own vehicle to drive to 8-12 locations in the assigned area. Position takes approximately 2-3 1/2 hours.

Flyer Distribution - Manassas
TIME SENSITIVE POSITION - pickup flyers at the church during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) 10-15 days prior to the sale. Distribute the flyers to assigned preschools and day care centers 8-12 days before the sale between 9 AM - noon, Monday through Friday. A specific list will be emailed to you giving you explicit directions on pickup and delivery of the flyers. This position requires the use of your own vehicle to drive to 8-12 locations in the assigned area. Position takes approximately 2-3 1/2 hours.

Donations Verifier
Check items prior to being placed in donation area to ensure that items are actually donations and not returns.

Flyer Distribution - Alexandria
TIME SENSITIVE POSITION - pickup flyers at the church during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) 10-15 days prior to the sale. Distribute the flyers to assigned preschools and day care centers 8-12 days before the sale between 9 AM - noon, Monday through Friday. A specific list will be emailed to you giving you explicit directions on pickup and delivery of the flyers. This position requires the use of your own vehicle to drive to 8-12 locations in the assigned area. Position takes approximately 2-3 1/2 hours.

Disassemble Cashiering
Assist with taking down tables and moving furniture back into preschool rooms after the sale is over. Requires lifting, moving & pushing furniture.

Take-Down Coordinator Assistant
Assist Take-Down & Donations Coordinators.

Set Up Book Organizer
Work with the Book Organizer Lead to set-up and organize the book area as they are dropped off.

Crowd Control Assistant (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Provide directional assistance to customers. Point them to the different areas of the sale and building - i.e., Check-Out Stations, Big Toys, Restrooms, etc.

Front Door Greeter (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Provide a welcoming atmosphere by greeting customers and selling IKEA bags at the front doors.

Back Door Monitors (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Monitor the back doors so customers do not bring unpaid merchandise outside. If they want to look at the toys in the tent, then they need to leave their unpaid items at the back door where you would watch until they come back in.

Sold Area Monitor
Monitor area where SOLD items are kept until customers come pick them up. Check receipts when customer comes back to retrieve items and help load items into their car. MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Set-Up Large Items Areas
Organize both inside and outside large item areas as items are dropped off. MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Sales Floor Restocker
Place items back in correct place on sales floor if customers decide they don't want to purchase an item.

Unacceptable items/lost tags organizer
Sort & mark unacceptable items and match up items without tags with lost tags.

Sorting Area Monitor
Continually monitor & observe the sorting areas where customers look through their items before purchasing. Involves keeping customers out of the walkways, observing for suspicious activity and asking for items they no longer plan to purchase.

Exit Door Monitor (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Stand at exit doors (in stairwells) and open doors when customers are leaving after purchasing items. Provide welcoming, helpful attitude for positive experience for our customers.

Security Camera Monitor (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Monitor the building security cameras on a computer to detect any suspicious activity.

Interpreter (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Be on hand to assist Spanish-speaking customers during the sale. Must speak Spanish.

Donation Driver w/Truck
Pick up left-over donated items and deliver to a charity to be identified. Must have a large vehicle.

Check-Out Room Greeter (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Greets customers in the check-out room as they arrive. Controls flow of room by directing customers to specific stations as they become available. Interacts with customers to provide a hospitable experience.

Reset Worship Center
Vacuum & help set chairs in the Worship Center once racks have been removed.

Large Item Carrying Assistants
Carry cribs, bikes, playhouses and other large items to the SOLD area after customers purchase items. MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Large Item Re-Organizer
Re-organize large items between indoor area and outdoor area as needed. Requires heavy lifting & carrying of items such as cribs, bassinets, train tables, plastic kitchens and other items. MUST BE ABLE & WILLING TO MOVE LARGE, HEAVY ITEMS AND WORK OUTSIDE.

Flyer Distribution - Centerville

Parking Lot Attendant (PLEASE NOTE: This position is only for members and regular attendees of Christ Church.)
Assist in parking lot during the sale.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Reby Hopler by email at info@christchurchsale.com or call Christ Church at 703.425.3580

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