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Time to sign up to volunteer for the 2018 BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND extravaganza. We are trying hard to make it easy. Please keep in mind that we will do our best to honour your preferred location but we may have to assign you to another area if needs dictate. We hope you understand.

Below is a description of the various roles.
Cashiers will be given a short training session before beginning their shift. You will be working in pairs so no need to panic. This is often one of the harder spots to fill but fear not. Training is offered and members who have not worked this position before will be paired with an experienced cashier. It is lots of fun to see the excitement of the customers and to watch them spend their money! If you need to be seated this is the perfect spot for you.

Customer Assistant:
Volunteers working on the sale floor assist by:
• Helping customers to find specific items
• Modelling items if need be
• Carrying items to the cashiers if the customer is overloaded
• Bagging small items to make it less likely that they will be lost or dropped
• Tidying displays as the sale progresses
• Last shift will replenish stock at direction of the custodian.

Greeter / Receipt Checker:
You will greet arriving customers and hand out the shopping bags if they are needed. As customers leave you will thank them for coming to the sale. Their receipt should be visible as bags are marked and stapled at the cash table. It is good time to chat about what they liked or did not like about the sale. Invite them to come back next year.

Volunteers will assist in the pick up, drop off and return of props for the sale. The storage location is in Edgemont and items will be carried from the basement to the vehicles. After the sale, items will be returned to the storage location and re-stacked in the basement. There will be plenty of help at the sale venue end.



You will be contacted by October 12 with specifics. Please be patient. We promise to get back to you with details as soon as we can. If you have questions, direct them to .


It’s that time of year again! We’ve been offered the opportunity to distribute robes at the SAIT Fall Convocation for an honorarium. It’s a very worthwhile event. Last year our Fall honorarium was $750.
This year the date is October 11 with one shift of about 5 hours, requiring ten volunteers. There is a break between handing out the robes and collecting them at the end of the event.

This is a great opportunity to both raise funds and to socialize and meet other UJAMAA GRANDMAS.

* Busy times will be near the beginning and end of the shift while robes are being distributed and collected.
* During the 2+ hour ceremonies, volunteers should be able to leave for a coffee or a meal on campus or nearby.
* Expect lots of walking and some light lifting.
* Wear neat casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
* Bring reading glasses if you require them as each gown is labelled for a particular graduate.

If you are driving to the site, the best parking is at the Jubilee Auditorium. The price is $10+. Keep your stub and you will be reimbursed. The LRT passes right next to the “Campus Centre” building and you can directly enter it from the station. Since classes are in session, the LRT is your best bet to get to the site.

WHAT: SAIT Fall 2018 Convocation Fundraiser
WHEN: Thursday, October 11
WHERE: SAIT, 1301 16 Ave NW , Symposium Room, V202, Campus Centre

Map of SAIT Campus
When you arrive, enter the “Campus Centre” building and follow the signs to room V202 where the robes are being distributed.


Thanks for volunteering. We can’t do it without you.