Fall Native Plant Sale Volunteer

 The Fall Native Plant Sale is one of our most important fundraising events of the year!

With your help we can reach more people and ensure the event is a success.

If you would like to volunteer, please send a paragraph describing your skills and why you would like to assist us

via email to alex@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com

The Work

  • Are you a natural organizer that likes plants and have a few hours to spare each week between now and the beginning of October? If so, you could help us organize our Fall Native Plant Sale and ensure it is a success!

  • The work includes data entry of orders, email communications with customers, and help with the pick-ups. This is an ideal role for someone with excellent attention to detail and with experience working in customer service. You will be using the Shopify online platform, Microsoft Excel, and Outlook to coordinate the sale orders and communications. Ideally we would like someone who will continue to volunteer with us for future plant sales as well.

Benefits

  • You will get the opportunity to learn about native plants from our staff expert Jon!

  • You will be part of a dynamic, innovative, and fun team dedicated to making a difference in our world.

  • You will get the opportunity to take ownership and pride in a project that helps both people and wildlife.

  • You will see the success of the plant sale on pick-up day and meet lots of dedicated gardeners.

  • You will be playing an important role in promoting and supporting nature-based solutions to climate change.

  • 10% discount to the plant sale!

Responsibilities

  • Data entry of plant sale orders.

  • Customer service: respond to inquiries, provide pick-up instruction reminders, and follow-up with customers.

  • Help label and organize the purchased plants.

  • Attend the day of pick-up and help with getting people their orders.

Requirements

  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal skills.

  • Computer skills are a must: specifically experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Dependable, punctual, comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Respectful and maintain confidentiality of our members and customers.

  • On the day of the plant sale be prepared to work outdoors, all-day long, be on your feet, and some lifting may be required. This is an optional requirement, if you are not comfortable with this, let us know and alternate arrangements can be made.

Training

  • Your orientation will include training on Shopify.

  • You will learn native plant identification when you assist with setting up the pick-up day.

Setting

  • Primarily office work, with a couple of days outdoors leading up to and on day of the Plant Sale.

Location

  • The FVC Office, your home, and West Abbotsford pick-up location.

Commitment/Length/Timing

  • Between September 1st – October 11th – approximately 2 hours per week, these hours can be completed over multiple days each week according to your schedule.

  • Plant sale pick-up date: October 2nd from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.


To volunteer, email alex@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com a paragraph on how your skills meet our needs and why you would like to volunteer with us.

This opportunity will be open until we find a suitable volunteer.

Thank you for your interest in our fall plant sale volunteer opportunity!

Posted in Call for Volunteers, Community Outreach.