Charity Used Bookstore Volunteer - Main Branch - Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
Volunteer Types: Library
Organization types: Libraries
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023
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The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) is looking for volunteers to assist with operations of their bookstore located in the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
Friends bookstore volunteers are responsible for moving and arranging boxes/carts of books (up to 30lbs), sorting, packing, and shelving books, preparing boxes of books for shipment, accepting donations of books, assisting members of the public, and handling sales.
Training is provided but previous experience working with the public and the ability to work independently are key assets for this opportunity.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Become part of a entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, and book-loving (!) team raising funds for the Ottawa Public Library, promoting literacy and learning, building community, and reducing waste through the sale and donation of used books.
How will the organization benefit?
FOPLA is a charitable organisation that exists solely to support the Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa communities through the sale and donations of used books and depends on the generosity, talents, and resourcefulness of volunteers to achieve its goals.
Volunteer location:
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association Friends Bookstore Main Branch - Ottawa Public Library 120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa


Kathleen O’Connell Renaud
@Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Library

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