Board of Directors and Committee

Website Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh

Live Life Fair

Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh sells artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe.  Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

Ten Thousand Villages’ mission is to create opportunities fro artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.

As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to distinctive handcrafted items.  We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under-or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.  A founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages sees fair trade as an alternative approach to conventional international trade.

Ten Thousand Villages has openings for board directors with experience and expertise in the following:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Accounting/Finance

The full Board meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.  Committees meet as needed.  Terms are three years and directors are not required to make financial contributions.

If you are interested in joining Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors, please submit your resume to:

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