• Global Village Store is run by volunteers.

There are about 35 volunteers on the list who usually work one 4-hour shift per week. Two volunteers work each shift in a calm and happy atmosphere.

Some volunteers have been with the store for the whole 35 years, others for just a few months. They range in age from 16 to 85.



Once volunteers have worked for some time, they may be trained to do purchasing or other tasks, or join the Board of Directors.

  Board members order products, undertake pricing sessions, dispense grants, and coordinate community outreach work.

Interested in joining the team to make a difference?

Get in touch with our store manager Bryce, by emailing


or by selecting the Volunteer Application button.

What volunteers and customers are saying

“I am happy to be part of a great team of volunteers whose aim is to sell products making a difference in the lives of the women and children around the world.”

“It feels good to know that your money is going to someone who will benefit, and we also feel it’s important to support craftsmanship and artistry.”

“I shop here every year, especially at Christmas so the kids understand fair trade and circumstances of others around the globe. I shop here regularly for gifts and cards – they are unique, beautiful and meaningful.”