Membership Coordinator
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Fundraising
Organization types: Libraries
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
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Organization: Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA)
Commitment: 1 year
Availability: Flexible; 1-2 hours per week
Language Preference: English, bilingual
Number of Positions Available: 1
Type of Position: Volunteer position – no monetary compensation
Location: Flexible
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Organisation Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) manages five bookstores, more than 20 self-serve bookshelves, a central Distribution Facility in Nepean, specialty monthly sales, and an online used bookstore, We are a volunteer-driven organization that, since its inception in 2003, has donated more than $4.2 million dollars to support Ottawa Public Library initiatives and programs. We contribute to creating vibrant Ottawa communities through our advocacy and outreach work.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for a volunteer to act as our Membership Coordinator. If you are a passionate supporter of our Ottawa Public Library and you’d like to help us maintain and engage our membership, then we’d like to hear from you.
Please submit your letter of interest along with a current resume/CV (pdf only) to [email protected] with the subject line “Membership Coordinator”. More details about the role below and about our organization on our website
FOPLA thanks all applicants for their interest in the position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidate Attributes
– available to commit to volunteering for 1-year term
– attention to detail and organized
– comfortable working with office software and online tools
– strong communications and relationship management skills
– team player
– membership engagement and recognition experience
– familiarity with online tools, e.g Canada Helps, social media, etc
Nice to have:
– experience working with a not-for-profit or charitable organization.
• Work with Finance and Administrative staff to maintain up-to-date member database/list; keep an up-to-date email/mailing list of all active members
• Deliver member thank-you letters and benefit packages in a timely fashion
• Respond to phone calls, emails and other correspondence regarding membership
• Work with Board to update membership materials, policies, and procedures
• Work with Board to develop member appreciation events and communications throughout the year
• Participate on special ad-hoc projects
• Keep files on inactive members
• Prepare a quarterly written report for the Board; report on activity as requested at Board meetings
Good for people interested in: A rewarding volunteer challenge, working to energise membership for a successful charity
You will be working with: people who value and want to support the library.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will be sharing your knowledge and experience to maintain and improve membership engagement and recognition. You will have an opportunity to get to know new and like-minded people
How will the organization benefit?
FOPLA membership is engaged and informed and we continue to grow fundraising for the Ottawa Public Library.


Amy Stewart
@Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office, Fundraising

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