My Mommy Mart helpers shop our sale first and get first dibs at great, gently-used children's clothing, baby equipment, and toys.
Organizing MMM for each event takes a lot of work. You make this event possible! Most of our helpers are also consignors who want to see their items sell quickly, but many of our helpers are other moms, dads, and grandmas who enjoy spending time with other adults for a little while. Our helpers are independent contractors who assist with the event in order to be able to shop before we open to the public.
Each helper shift is 4 hours long. We will post the shifts and you decide if you have time to help us put on the event. In exchange, as a helper, you get to shop the event first!
We ask that new helpers sign up for at least one shift that is before the Helper Shopping evening due to no-shows of helpers in the past.
HELPer Shopping - Tuesday, OCTOBER 1ST - Helper registration is now open for everyone. register now!
Registered Consignors will have the first opportunity to choose helper shifts. Then, if we still have shifts available, we will open the helper registration to the public. FYI, we have some consignors who put in the minimum amount of items (25 items) just to be able to choose their helper shifts first!
We have set aside a separate night for helpers to come in to shop our sale. No guests allowed to shop with helpers - no exceptions. You & the consignors do all the work and we want to give you some great benefits!
No children allowed at helper shopping except nursing infants in carriers and children over the age of 10.
Helpers with one 4 hour shift shop at 7:00 pm
Helpers with two 4 hour shifts shop at 6:00 pm
Helpers with three 4 hour shifts shop at 5:00 pm
**Overlapping shifts do not count as two. In order to get credit for two shifts you must work 8 hours total.**
Who can help?
We open our helper shifts up to current consignors first and then we will have it open to the public. Helper shifts will be available about one month before the sale.
Moms, Dads, Grandparents - All we ask is that you do what it takes to help us put on the best event possible.
You must be willing to actually work if you sign up for a shift. If you need special accommodations, please let me know before you sign up for a shift.
All helpers are considered independent contractors.
What do HELPers do?
The job duties will vary based on the number of helpers and what stage of the sale we are in on the day you help. Please plan to work for at least 4 hours– shifts can be on the same day or on different day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift starts so we can get you signed in and give you your instructions.
Saturday, Monday, & Tuesday before the sale - Organizing, inspecting, and taking in inventory
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday during the sale- Put items back in correct place, help with large items, continually organize, work as a bagger at check-out
Saturday and Sunday after the sale - sort items for donation and items back into consignor numbers, break down tables and racks
Please check your schedule before signing up for a shift. We have several shifts available – consider trading babysitting with a friend. You watch her kids during her helper shift and she can watch during your volunteer shift. Then you can go shopping together!
* Please do not bring children to your scheduled shift. (The exception to this is a baby in a front carrier during the drop-off or pick up shift)
* Be prepared to work.
* Please limit cell phone use during your shift. You can have your cell phone in your pocket, but please do not carry on conversations via text or talking during your shift.
* Wear comfortable clothing & shoes. You will be walking on a concrete floor for most of your shift.
* We will have snacks provided, but please do not spend more than 15 minutes in the kitchen during your shift.
If you need to reschedule before the drop-off for the sale has started, you can remove yourself online and reschedule for another shift. If you need to cancel or reschedule your shift after the sale has started, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cancel within 24 hours of your shift, you will not be allowed to register as a helper or a consignor for the next sale.
Please, please do not sign up for a shift unless you are sure you can make it! The success of this event depends on our helpers & consignors!