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Thank you for your interest in helping at our Nearly New Sale on Saturday 11th February 2017.

You can volunteer to help at the following sessions:

  Date Time Description  
Friday evening set up Friday 10th February 2017 (Day Before Sale) 18:00 to 21:00 Includes setting up hall ready for the sale, putting out items, and quality checking. Sellers please note, for the purpose of commission calculations you will need to stay and help for at least one hour on the friday evening for this to count as one of your 2 sessions.
Saturday morning session Saturday 11th February 2017 (Sale Day) 08:00 to 13:00 Setting up the sale on the Saturday morning by putting out items, quality checking etc. Includes opportunity to shop at the pre-sale
Saturday afternoon session Saturday 11th February 2017 (Sale Day) 13:00 to 16:00 Includes packing up, and putting away unsold items
Saturday all day Saturday 11th February 2017 (Sale Day) 08:00 to 16:00 Specific roles will be allocated to helpers on arrival in the morning. Includes setting up and putting out items for the sale, opportunity to shop at pre-sale, allocated roles during the sale, and packing away unsold items after the sale ends. Lunch (sandwiches etc) will be provided for anyone who helps for the whole day and the commission you pay on items you have sold will be reduced to 25%

Thank you for volunteering! As a ticketed sale we rely on many volunteers to make each sale a success.
To give you a general idea of what helping involves: on Friday evening and Saturday morning we empty
the seller cases and boxes and separate out goods into the relevant departments (books, toys, clothes etc
each of which are sub-divided by age, gender, type etc). On Saturday morning once all the goods are out,
quality checked and in the right area volunteers have an opportunity to pre-view and buy items prior to
admittance by the public. At 11.00am the doors open to NCT members and at 11.30am to non-members.
The sale continues until 1.00pm after which we take a short lunch break. Any goods that are not sold are
returned to the correct seller cases and boxes, and all clothes rails, tables etc are packed away. Our sales
always seem to go so quickly as there's so much going on and it's a great way to meet other mums, dads
and grandparents.

On the day of the sale we allocate specific roles to volunteers for before, during and after the sale. If you
have any specific requests please let us know, e.g. new parents often bring their babies with them in a
sling and can be allocated a quieter role upstairs in treasury while the sale is on if preferred.

If you can volunteer for 2 sessions (e.g. Friday evening and Saturday morning, or all day Saturday) and
have also registered as a seller, you will benefit from reduced commission on your sold items (i.e. you will
pay 25% rather than 30% commission).

Registration has now closed.