Volunteer and shop early! You do not have to be a seller to volunteer! In exchange for your help, you will receive 1 pre-sale pass to shop before the sale begins on Thursday...even before the consignors! You will get first dibs on the widest selection!
Volunteer 1 Shift...Shop at 3pm on Thursday and earn an extra 5% of your sales as a consignor!
Volunteer 2 Shifts...Shop at 2pm on Thursday and earn an extra 10% of your sales as a consignor!!
Volunteer 3 Shifts...Shop at 2pm on Thursday and earn an extra 15% of your sales as a consignor!!!
Dads...we need you too! Consider signing up for one of the following shifts: Setup, Door Security, or After Sale Sorter. Dads have enjoyed these shifts at past sales.
* Please note...volunteer shift credits may NOT be applied to another consignor's percentage (with the exception of spouses).
*Volunteers who do not show up to their chosen volunteer spot will be charged a $30.00 fee and be refused to participate in any future sales.
Team Bugaboo Positions
Setup: The setup team will assist with assembling the clothing racks, placing signs, and preparing the sales floor for merchandise. This requires some lifting and bending. If you are pregnant or have a bad back…please pick a different position. Men have also enjoyed setup at past sales.
Drop Off: Are you an organizer? Are you detail-oriented? You might enjoy helping during the drop off. You will be organizing the sales floor as merchandise comes in or inspecting clothing for stains/seasons/etc.
Tag Scanner: The scanning team will be ringing up shoppers’ purchases. The process is fully computerized and does not require monetary handling. This is a standing position.
Floor Runner: The floor runner is in charge of keeping the sales floor presentable and organized, returning merchandise to the sales floor, and various other tasks.
Door Security: If you require a seated job, this might be your best bet. The door security will be in charge of checking receipts at the door, handing out shopping bags as shoppers enter, tagging strollers, and watching for theft. Men are also encouraged to sign up for door security!
Line Advancer: The line advancer assists during busy times to keep the checkout line running smoothly by advancing shoppers to the next open tag scanning station.
After Sale Sorter: Get out your walking shoes and prepare to burn some calories! After sale sorters sort all remaining items to numbered consignor bins. We also tear down the racks and clean up. We need a few good men for help with tear down as well.
Team Leaders: Team leaders will be in charge throughout the sale! You will guide team members to their positions and explain their duties, assist the registers, assist shoppers with any issues, etc. Team leaders must have been an active consignor for 4+ previous Bugaboo sales. We need confident, assertive leaders who aren’t afraid to take charge! Team leaders shop BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! There are a very limited number of these positions available. If you think you’d like to be considered as a team leader at this or future sales, please email email@example.com.
Other Volunteer Positions Available
(Open positions are blue, position filled if red)
If interested...use the Contact page to contact us.
Goody Bags - This volunteer position consists of putting together 400 goody bags and delivering to the Fairgrounds Wednesday or Thursday morning. Goody bag items can be picked up in Yorkville the weekend before the sale, and should be returned when finished to the Fairgrounds.
Yard Signs #1- This volunteer position includes putting out and picking up 10 yard signs in designated places throughout Yorkville. Signs should be placed the Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning prior to the sale. Signs should be picked up Saturday after 3pm or Sunday and returned to the Fairgrounds. This position counts for 1 volunteer shift.
Yard Signs #2- This volunteer position includes putting out and picking up 10 yard signs in designated places throughout Yorkville. Signs should be placed the Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning prior to the sale. Signs should be picked up Saturday after 3pm or Sunday and returned to the Fairgrounds. This position counts for 1 volunteer shift.
Hangers - This would require a volunteer who lives in Yorkville to take hanger orders, prepare the hangers in bundles and set them outside their front door for consignors to pick up and leave payment. Contact Bugaboo for more details about this position.
FAQs for Volunteers
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteers shop FIRST...even before the consignors! To reward our volunteers for their participation, we allow all volunteers to get first dibs on the widest selection. Consignors who volunteer also earn a higher percentage of their sales!
Do I have to be a consignor to volunteer?
No. Volunteers do not need to be consignors. However, we ask if you are not a consignor that you choose a volunteer shift on Wednesday or early Thursday before the Presale begins.
I am currently pregnant and cannot be on my feet for long periods. Can I still volunteer?
Yes! Just send an email letting us know so that we can place you in a seated job.
What if I sign up for a volunteer shift and then cannot fulfill it?Volunteers have up until the week before the sale to cancel their volunteer shift. If an emergency arises last minute, we ask that you send someone to fulfill your position. If this cannot be arranged, you will not be allowed to participate in any future Bugaboo sales. If you commit to a volunteer shift, we are really relying on your help. Not showing for your assigned shift leaves us in a very tough position.