North Shore Exchange


About North Shore Exchange

North Shore Exchange has two boutique locations — one in Glencoe and one on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago — and a new store that opened June 1, 2019 at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL . Our online store resells luxury fashion and home items obtained from consigners and donors.

Passionate about fashion and giving back?  Join our growing volunteer team!  Our success story is largely thanks to our dedicated and highly skilled, mostly volunteer work force. These volunteers enable us to take the maximum amount of profits we earn and give them back to the charities we support.

Current Opportunities at North Shore Exchange

Home Accessories Intake & Pricing Specialist

North Shore Exchange, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard Shopping Center on June 1! Our first two locations, in Glencoe and at 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago, and our online store, have raised $1.5 million for dozens of inspiring Chicagoland organizations doing important work to change the lives of families, individuals, and children with the greatest need. 

If you have an eye for home accessories and a passion for our mission, please consider joining our amazing volunteer team as a home accessories intake and pricing specialist.

As a member of the vital home accessories team, you will help decide which items to acquire by reviewing pictures or going to consignors’ or donors’ homes, then determine accurate pricing by researching similar items. Other responsibilities might include responding to emails about furniture consignment, arranging delivery or pick up of items, computer skills for inputting information into Liberty (software system), and organizing the items in the store.

The ability to move or assist in moving light pieces within the store is helpful. Must be comfortable with computer research and learning a simple computer program, and be comfortable working with one or two other people, as this work is generally done in a team.

For more information, please click here or email home@northshoreexchange.org. To apply for this position, click here.

Type: Hot Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16

Fashion Intake & Pricing Volunteer

North Shore Exchange, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard Shopping Center on June 1! Our first two locations, in Glencoe and at 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago, and our online store, have raised $1.5 million for dozens of inspiring Chicagoland organizations doing important work to change the lives of families, individuals, and children with the greatest need. 

If you have an eye for fashion and a passion for our mission, please consider joining our amazing volunteer team as a fashion intake and pricing specialist.

In this vital role, you will decide whether items offered for consignment or donation are a good fit for our customers and then research similar items to determine price. Then, you’ll enter the item into our computer system using our standard description format, print the tag, and watch it find its new home. This opportunity is for approximately 10 hours per week. Training provided. Volunteer hours would be spent at our 372 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe location at a mutually agreed upon time.

Must be able to climb stairs, lift light items off the floor, have strong attention to detail, be comfortable with computer research and learning a simple computer program, and be comfortable working with one other person, as this work is generally done in a team.

For more information, please click here or email melissa@northshoreexchange.org. To apply for this position, click here.

Type: Hot Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16

Digital Marketing Volunteer

North Shore Exchange, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard Shopping Center on June 1! Our first two locations, in Glencoe and at 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago, and our online store, have raised $1.5 million for dozens of inspiring Chicagoland organizations doing important work to change the lives of families, individuals, and children with the greatest need. 

If you have good computer skills and have a passion for our mission, please consider joining our amazing volunteer marketing team in a digital marketing role.

In this vital role, after training, your efforts will be focused on uploading product to our website, monitoring product postings for quality control, and removing stale items from our online store. Following completion of training, this is a volunteer role that can be done from home. 

Must have strong attention to detail, be comfortable with technology/computers, and be comfortable working independently.

For more information, please go to our volunteer page or email sheilah@northshoreexchange.org. To apply for this position, click here.

Product Photographer, North Shore Exchange

North Shore Exchange, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard Shopping Center on June 1! Our first two locations, in Glencoe and at 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago, and our online store, have raised $1.5 million for dozens of inspiring Chicagoland organizations doing important work to change the lives of families, individuals, and children with the greatest need. 

If you can take a decent picture and have a passion for our mission, please consider joining our amazing volunteer team as a photographer for our new store in the Old Orchard Shopping Center. Our volunteer photographers are responsible for taking pictures of our merchandise, from clothing and handbags to jewelry, shoes and home decor items. These pictures are used to sell merchandise on our online store and also in our marketing efforts including email marketing and social media.

Our photography volunteers follow a provided, predetermined format for our product photography that allows us to present a consistent look to the products we feature online. Photos are shot square/no larger than 1000 x 1000, and uploaded no longer than 24 hours after the volunteer session to our shared Dropbox folder.

Being a professional photographer is not required (many of our volunteers just use their iPhones!). Must have strong attention to detail, be comfortable working independently, and be able to climb stairs and lift items off the floor. This opportunity is for approximately 5 hours per week. Training provided. Volunteer hours would be spent at our 372 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe boutique location at a mutually agreed upon time.

For more information, please go to our volunteer page or email sheilah@northshoreexchange.org. To apply for this position, click here.

With acceptance of the volunteer role, the photographer agrees that photography shot of North Shore Exchange merchandise is the exclusive property of North Shore Exchange.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity

Retail Sales Assistant

Passionate about fashion and giving back? Join our growing volunteer team.

North Shore Exchange, https://northshoreexchange.org, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard Shopping Center on June 1! Our first two locations, in Glencoe and at 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago, and our online store, have raised $1.5 million for dozens of inspiring Chicagoland organizations doing important work to change the lives of families, individuals, and children with the greatest need.

If you’re energetic, friendly, and have a passion for our mission, please consider joining our amazing volunteer team as a retail sales assistant in our new store. Sell a wide variety of high-end merchandise, including woman’s fashion, jewelry, accessories, art, home decor, furniture and much more.

For more information, please go to https://northshoreexchange.org/pages/volunteer.

To apply for this position, click here https://www.jotform.com/nseglencoe/volunteer-application-form

 

 

 

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings
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