Join the Team!
Be part of our team, your local community, and scoop the best stuff!
2Loops volunteers come into the Broadway centre (map) for a minimum of two 2-hour shifts per month and help us receive donations, sort, take photos, and package orders of used children's clothes. Plus, you get first dibs at store items!
We are looking for reliable people, able to work independently and with a team. Loving kids' fashion trends is an asset.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply and to learn more about 2Loops and being a volunteer!
MEET THE VOLUNTEER TEAM
Being a working mum of a beautiful 2 year old girl and a daycare teacher, I see the amazing opportunity 2Loops brings to all families across Vancouver.
I would love the opportunity to make 2Loops a community based family store for all to be a part of. Especially since moving from Japan to Vancouver over 5 years and starting my own family away from home. It certainly can be hard to find a sense of belonging and community when your family is based outside of Canada and that is one of the main reasons I enjoy being a part of this team.
I am happy and excited to help support Vancouver families through this community store. Please feel free to say hi when you donate or pick up :)
I have been volunteering with different non profit organizations for 2 years so far. I enjoy being a volunteer because I get the chance to meet new people while learning new skills. Becoming a volunteer in Canada has allowed me the chance to understand the culture of different cities.
As well as that, sustainable living is one of my goals which I try to make a part of my daily routine. It is one of the main reasons I enjoy my time volunteering at 2Loops Family Store. I get such a rewarding feeling being part of this community, because I am helping Vancouver families to swap and shop for good quality children's items.
I enjoy working with 2Loops Family Store and being part of a wonderful team. The store has a great idea in helping reduce waste with organizing donations so that other families can enjoy great quality clothing. As we all know, children’s clothes, books and toys etc. are quite expensive and that's why 2Loops came up with the concept to offer reusable children’s items at a very reasonable price for all Vancouver families. It has also helped a lot of people and Vancouver keep a sustainable environment.
When my son was a baby I got frustrated at how quickly he would grow out of things he had barely worn. While we tried to give these items to friends as much as possible, a lot of them ended up being donated which I understand means they probably ultimately ended up in a landfill. I hated buying new clothes and making the choice between affordable items produced with poor environmental and labour practices, or beautiful, locally-made clothes that are extremely expensive. When I heard about 2Loops’ mission to reduce clothing waste in Vancouver I wanted to get involved.
The managers and organizers of 2Loops are super collaborative and there are lots of opportunities to share ideas and build and help shape the vision of the organization. Also, having access to the gorgeous clothes, books, and toys that are donated is a great perk!
While the fully-online nature of the clothing swap was necessary due to COVID-19, it’s turned out to be such a great system. It’s so convenient to schedule a clothing drop-off, get an account credit, use that credit to buy great clothes online and schedule a pick-up. The amazing community of swappers makes it obvious how many babies, toddlers, and kids in Vancouver are growing out of beautiful clothes all the time. There is just no need to buy these clothes new, and seeing slightly-used items find a new home is really rewarding.
It is a mix of different things, the nature of the project, per se is unique in Vancouver, the environmental part, the sense of community, that is run by women, that helps families and ultimately children. Our opinions and ideas are heard and it is genuinely a volunteer run project.
That makes you think about how unsustainable the fashion industry is and how we still have power in our choices. The community around the project is dedicated, respectful and with limited resources trying to build something beautiful.