Just Between Friends is run by volunteers and we love and need YOU!
Volunteers help with everything from handing out flyers before the event to organizing merchandise during the sale to setting up and breaking down the event. We value all our consignors, and recognize those that go the extra mile by volunteering and investing valuable time to help make JBF a success!
• Volunteers earn 70% on their sold items and get to SHOP FIRST at our EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE! Volunteers have access to the best merchandise and the best deals before the event opens to the public. (Consignors earn 60% on their sold items and get to shop the Pre-Sale.)
• Meet like-minded local families!
• Volunteering is fun and easy, from sorting to inspecting & more!
Pregnant or have health limitations? Many of our jobs can be done sitting down, so don't let that stop you -- join the fun! If you're not able to make it, we'll happily welcome your husband, brother, father or teenager as a volunteer (we could always use some MUSCLE!), and you'll still get the credit! Or volunteer together and earn double the credits!
Can anyone register as a volunteer and attend pre-sale shopping?
Yes! Anyone may register to volunteer on a first-come/first-serve basis. You do not have to be a consignor to volunteer. We welcome husbands and grandparents, too! What percentage of the sales do I receive if I volunteer and consign?
Volunteers who consign receive 70% of their sales less a $10 consignor fee (deducted from your check). You must work at least 4 hours in order to get 70% of your sales. I’ve never volunteered with Just Between Friends before. Is volunteering difficult?
Not to worry, we will show you what to do when you arrive! Please arrive 10 minutes before your shift for a little training. What will I be asked to do when volunteering?
Volunteers mainly help with greeting and checking out customers, straightening clothes on the racks, and reorganizing items. It really is quite fun and our volunteers say that it helps them appreciate how a sale is run and why certain requirements exist. How long are the shifts?
Volunteer shift times vary, however, most are 4-hours in length. You can earn 4 hour or 8 hour presale passes. All hours do not need to be worked at one time. For instance, a volunteer might choose two different 2 hour shifts for a four-hour presale pass, or two different four-hour shifts on two different days to equal an 8-hour presale pass. Is childcare provided for volunteers?
Childcare is not offered. However, if you can get a friend to volunteer for a separate shift and take turns watching each other's kids you each will shop early! I'm pregnant or have a medical condition. Is it OK for me to be a volunteer?
If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, you will want to volunteer when the workload is less. We have several shifts available with jobs that can be done sitting down. If you need these positions, please email us with your request after registering and we will try to accommodate your request. What should I wear during my volunteer shift?
Please come dressed comfortably. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and for your safety, closed-toe shoes are best. Will there be food available?
Please bring any food or drink that you might need during your shift. Some snacks and bottled water will be available.
VOLUNTEER PRESALE SHOPPING QUESTIONS
Who is allowed to shop at the pre-sale?
Volunteers shop first, then consignors, followed next by first-time parents and grandparents. Husbands, grandparents and friends are welcome to volunteer to earn their own pre-sale shopping pass or they can work a shift for you. May I bring a guest to volunteer pre-sale shopping?
Volunteers may not bring guests unless the guest completes their applicable work times. Each pre-sale shopping pass is good for one person to enter the pre-sale. May I bring a stroller to pre-sale shopping?
Stollers are only allowed during pre-sale shopping times designated for shopping with children. Babies are welcome if in a slinger or carrier. Please check the calendar for specific dates and times when children are welcome. When will I receive my pre-sale shopping pass if I'm only volunteering?
Volunteer pre-sale shopping passes may be picked up at the door prior to your shopping time. Still have questions? Please email us and we'll help you out!
For those who would like to shop early and would rather trade skills, products and breakdown time instead of “at the sale” volunteer time, we offer bartering. If you would like to take advantage of a barter, please use the “sign up to volunteer” link below or contact us with your unique offer.
We are always looking for people to help distribute our free admission passes to preschools and elementary schools and other family-friendly places. This is a great barter!
You may have something we need in exchange for shopping earlier. Let's make a deal!
~LOVE JBF! Spring 2012 was my first experance, volunteering, and consigning.... I recomend JBF to all my friends and family with young children. Expect to meet great people and find steals and deals on all things baby, kids and maternity!! I will be consigning and volunteering for years to come! See you there!~ Christine, Eastlake, CA
"I love how organized you guys are...and of course, getting a deal!!!" Heather, Santee, CA
"I've done 4 JBF's in other states and this was one of the best, most organized, and fastest to upload totals for the day!! Thanks" - Cassi
"just checked my expected total from Just Between Friends San Diego...yeah, almost $300 for spring/summer wardrobe for my girls!" Myrinda, San Diego, CA