Volunteer Bookstore Co-Manager - OPL Main Branch - The Friends' Bookstore
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Retail
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Public/Society Benefit
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: February 24, 2024
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Position Description:
You work with a co-manager and team of volunteers to oversee operations related to the
sale of donated used books, CDs, and DVDs in our Main branch bookstore.
You ensure store inventory, displays and shelved materials are well
maintained, attractive, and refreshed. This position will involve regular lifting materials around 10-20lbs.
You manage and schedule volunteers, prepare monthly reporting on
volunteer hours, and ensure that health and safety protocol is adhered
You recruit, coach, and ensure that volunteers receive appropriate
You liaise with OPL and FOPLA staff and management, and other relevant
contacts and stakeholders.
This position will be about 4-5 hours/week

If you would like to make a positive impact on your community and
support our public library system, this role is for you!
We look forward to hearing from you. Providing a resume or CV will allow
us to know more about you and why you would like to join our team.

What are we looking for:
– available to commit to volunteering for at least one year
– attention to detail, organized
– proven leadership skills
– strong relationship management skills

– team player
Nice to have, experience working with:
– a not-for-profit or charitable organization.
– a team of volunteers.
– retail sales
– ability to speak french an asset

About us: 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 (eg Mammoth) , and an online used bookstore, kindreads.com
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 efforts.
Learn more at our website: https://www.fopla-aabpo.ca/.

Volunteer location:
OPL Main Branch 120 Metcalfe Ottawa


Amy Stewart
@Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office, Retail

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