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The Basics

  1. 4 hour commitment
  2. Pre-sale pass for Tuesday evening from 4:00p.m.-8:30p.m.
  3. Volunteers allow Midwest Kids Market to pay consignors 65% of their sales, giving the most back into the community for consigned goods.

Johnson County Fairgrounds
Building B
4261 Oak Crest Hill RD SE
Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: 319-202-4966‚Äč
OCTOBER 12-14, 2017

Midwest Kids Market Seasonal Children's Sale needs volunteers

Seasonal children's sales in Iowa City and across the U.S. run on volunteer hours. Through volunteers we can run a sale with lower costs and move those savings back to the families that consign at our sales.

The Pre-sale Pass

By volunteering you have the FIRST opportunity to shop at our preview sale - before consignors and the general public. Don't miss out!  

For each shift you volunteer you will receive one preview sale pass. If you earn more than one pass you can give it to a spouse, relative, friend, or anyone you choose so you don't have to shop alone. Each adult and youth age 12-18 will require a pass for the pre-sale. Children age 12-17 can volunteer too (see childcare below).


We need help setting up racks, arranging and organizing merchandise, checking in/out, hosting stations and breaking down. We will try our best to match up your personal strengths to positions that best suit you. There are shifts available to those that have physical limitations. Please inquire for specifics, if needed.

Team Up

Midwest Kids Market's seasonal children's sale is a very friendly place, cheery and helpful. Meet new friends or volunteer with a friend to make your shift twice as fun!

Volunteer Shift Length

Shifts are 4 hours each. You may volunteer up to two shifts, either consecutively or on different days. Sign up early to get the shift you desire. 


Refrigerators are available if you bring your own drinks and food from home. There are tables and chairs to relax at in the building.  


Your own child can volunteer with you if they are 12-17 years of age. They must be assigned the same shift as their parent/guardian. They will be given responsibilities within their capabilities. They will receive their own pre-sale pass since they can shop the sale unsupervised.

Childcare is not available at the fairgrounds. We care about the safety of your young children and ask for them to be supervised at all times during the sale including setup and teardown. Therefore, children under age 12 may not be brought with you to volunteer. Please consider swapping daycare with a friend that is volunteering a different shift during the sale week.