Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

August 20, 2014

Intern or Volunteer with Ten Thousand Villages Seattle

Ten Thousand Villages in Seattle, WA, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income. A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

We offer volunteer positions as well as internships and service learning hours.

  • Learn about Fair Trade
  • Help people in developing countries earn a fair wage
  • Obtain retail, volunteer, & non- profit experience
  • Qualifies for high school and college internship credit
  • Relationship building for International Students

Shifts from 12pm- 8pm daily, including weekends Start and End date is up to the individual We ask volunteers to serve a 4 hour shift, twice a month

Location: 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98115

How to apply: For more information or to sign up for an orientation for this position please contact Adrienne Hampton at

Orientations are on Wednesday evenings from 6pm- 7:30pm or by appointment

Supervisor contact info: 

Adrienne Hampton