Seller School – Working

We are extremely grateful for all our volunteer workers at each sale! We know that you are incredibly valuable to the success of the sale and we are always so pleased with the quality people we have working with us.


If you are considering signing up to be a volunteer worker at a sale, or if you are already signed up, here are a few tips and suggestions that you might find helpful.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You may be standing for a majority of your work shift and we want you to be comfortable!
  • We provide water for workers during their shifts.  You are welcome to bring snacks and meals as needed, based on the times of your shift.   A refrigerator and microwave are available for worker use.
  • The tasks assigned to workers during their shift are dependent on the needs of a shift. We strive to give complete and detailed instructions to workers so that they will be comfortable with the tasks assigned to them.  Here is a brief description of work shifts.

Set up workers help organize tables and clothing racks, hang signs and other miscellaneous tasks.

Item Delivery workers usually help us process items and help consignors place items on the sales floor as they come in.

Shopping workers will help us keep the sales floor picked up and organized, help scan and bag items at checkout and other miscellaneous tasks.

Sorting and Clean up workers help us sort the items that didn’t sell so that they are ready for consignors to pick up and help tear down and pack up equipment and signs.

Pick-up workers retrieve unsold items for consignors as they arrive to get their items, load up items for donation and clear out any supplies that may be left in the building.

  • Workers must sign-in as they arrive for their work shift. With so many workers helping us now, we need your signature to verify that you were there to work your shift. There is a worker sign-in sheet located at the back tables in the check-out area.
  • After workers are signed in, they will get a name tag and shirt to wear during their shift. This helps shoppers and others know who is a volunteer worker.
  • We request that workers keep their personal belongings in the marked cabinets in the kitchen.
  • At the end of your shift, please sign out, remove the nametag from your shirt and leave your worker shirt in the basket for dirty shirts.
  • Please be aware that we do not have formal breaks.  If you need a restroom or food break please take one.  Just make sure your job is covered while you are taking a break.
  • Our goal is to make your work experience enjoyable and pleasant. We try to have fun while we are working the sale! We look forward to having you join us!

Workers should not bring children with them to work. Rare exceptions have been made for nursing infants, but the appeal must be made and approved by the Dittos for Kiddos Staff before signing up to work.  (Please note, if you are a nursing mom you are welcome to pump during your shift OR to have your baby brought to you during your shift so that you can take a break and nurse your baby.)

For shift and incentive opportunities, see our Volunteer Information page.