It’s time to start planning for the Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland! The tentative day of the Spring Stuff Swap is Saturday April 11th. Please consider volunteering for one of these jobs -when we get all the volunteer positions filled, we can start taking RSVP’s! Plus, if you volunteer, you assure your place at the swap!
1. Someone(s) who will pick up and give away remainders for free. Bring a van(s) and pick up boxes/bags on day of swap between 3:00pm and 3:15pm. This is your chance to be Santa!
2. One person to be the Mediator/Communications Director*. This person will have past experience at and LOVE stuff and gift swaps, understand the free frugal fun sharing community aspect of swaps, and have the patience of Solomon. They will help swappers communicate on the rare occasion should a problem arise during the swap (i.e. people wanting the same item and not able to work it out themselves). Arrive by 1:45pm to put your stuff out, be on hand to help people problem solve/communicate during swap. Swap Positive protocol : “if 2 or more people want the same item, the person who has the least amount gets the item” and/or “if one person has no teapot, and the other person has a teapot collection, the person with no teapot gets the teapot”. * This is a new position – and your skills may never be called on. But I think it would be a good position to have just in case.
3. 4-5+ people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap. Arrive any time between 1pm and 2pm so you have time to put out your own stuff. Start packing up around 2:45pm or whenever the crowd has thinned out, and stay until everything is packed up (est 3:15pm).
4. Various people who will help others put out their things. If you see someone come in with a lot of stuff, ask them if they’d like help putting things out in rows, then help them. Good job for people who are experienced gift/stuff swappers and can keep the central aisles and walkways clear of items. Arrive 1:15pm.
If you would like to volunteer for any of the above positions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your name and what volunteer position you’d like. When we’ve got all the volunteer positions filled, I’ll announce details of the swap here at Swap Positive! I’m already gathering up boxes of goodies to bring…