CityKids Volunteer 101


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VOLUNTEER Pre-Sale: Saturday, April 25, 8:30-9:30am (shop BEFORE the sale opens to the public and avoid the lines) 

SIGN UP NOW! Please consider signing up for an afternoon shift on Saturday or Sunday.

One 3-hour volunteer shift gets you into the pre-sale.

CityKids is 100% run by volunteers. The organizing volunteers need your help during sale weekend. Help out at your local non-profit community consignment sale. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents, shop the sale early, make new friends, and help your community. Pregnant moms are welcome, and will have a chance to find lots of items for your new baby (we promise, no heavy lifting). Invite teenagers who need volunteer credits, grandparents or neighbors to volunteer, as we are a registered non-profit.

Snacks and light lunch/light dinner provided for all volunteer shifts.

Anyone can volunteer and tasks are available for both introverts and extroverts. Click soon to check which 3-hour shifts are available. 

If you volunteer on Sunday morning, you may not shop before or during your shift. Shopping on Sunday begins at 9am, no earlier. If you wish to shop on Sunday (when many items are half price), please select a later volunteer shift.

• Necesitamos voluntarios que hablan español, especialmente el domingo entre las 9am-2pm. Los voluntarios pueden entran antes del publico el sábado a las 8:30-9:30. Para inscribir: SIGN UP 

Shifts on sale weekend:

Friday from 4 pm – 11 pm

Saturday from 8:30 am – 5 pm (sale is open to the public from 10-3 on Saturday)

Sunday from 8:30 am – 6 pm (sale is open to the public from 9-2 on Sunday)

To sign up for a shift or shifts, click SIGN UP and it will take you to a login page. Login and select your shift(s). We could use some “heavy lifters” aka dads, uncles, brothers, etc. to help us break down during the last shift on Sunday but, don’t worry, we also have seated tasks for that shift.


If you sign up and are unable to fulfill your shift, please remove yourself from the shift as soon as possible so we can fill the spot, as this is an all-volunteer non-profit sale. Just sign in to My Sale Manager, and you can remove or change your shift easily! Consignors who are no-shows to their volunteer shifts will be penalized. Please see you seller and volunteer contract in MSM for details.

Children are NOT allowed during your volunteer shift. However infants who REMAIN in a sling or baby carrier are welcome to all shifts except for the Friday shifts. Thanks again!

Volunteer pre-sale: You may not bring anyone to the volunteer pre-sale. NO KIDS, NO FAMILY MEMBERS. ONLY those who volunteer can come to the volunteer sale. The Volunteer pre-sale ends at 9:30am promptly. ALL pre-sale shoppers MUST be in the checkout line by 9:30am. No items may be in the hold area after 9:30, everything will be moved back to the floor at 9:30am. We need to prepare the sale for the sale opening, so the floor must be cleared by 9:30am.

Consignors: You can have friends volunteer in your place to increase your seller percentage (have your friend sign up to volunteer – tell them to put your name and consignor number in the “alternate phone” field when they sign up, so we know who they are volunteering for).