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Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

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Jackie Young
Communications Officer & Administrative Assistant
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) help to support and promote the services of the Ottawa Public Library. Run by dedicated volunteers, FOPLA helps the Ottawa Public Library meet its goal of creating a strong library community in Ottawa.

Through advocacy and fundraising, including our popular used book stores and Mammoth Monthly sales events, FOPLA provides over $350,000 of support annually to the Ottawa Public Library for services and materials not covered by their municipal budget. If literacy is important to you, volunteer with FOPLA today and help make a difference to Ottawa's library community.

www.fopla-aabpo.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations at their used book Distribution Facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre in Nepean.

Hours: Volunteers are required on Wednesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays between 10AM and 4PM. Volunteer schedule will be determined with Facility Manager.

Distribution Facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging boxes/carts of books (up to 30lbs), sorting, scanning, packing, and shelving books, preparing boxes of books for shipment, accepting donations of books, answering telephone calls, assisting members of the public, and handling sales.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. A Police record check may be required as volunteers in this role could be handling cash.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Required Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Availability: Monday-Friday between 11AM-2:30PM; Saturday between 10AM-2PM; Sunday between 1PM-4PM. Schedule will be determined with manager.

Language: English proficiency required; bilingual is an asset

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for providing excellent customer service to FOPLA’s customers, including answering customer questions, helping customers to locate books, selling books, making change, and light administrative tasks. Volunteers may also be required to interact with library staff as needed, and potentially re-stock shelves as needed.

Required Skills: Must be friendly and courteous with the public; previous customer service experience is an asset; knowledge of books and book genres; must have the ability to make change and be comfortable with cash handling procedures; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Required Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Availability: Monday-Friday between 11AM-2:30PM; Saturday between 10AM-2PM; Sunday between 1PM-4PM. Schedule will be determined with manager.

Language: English proficiency required; bilingual is an asset

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, and shelving donations of used books. Bookstore inventory must be kept current and fresh, so organization and inventory management are required. Volunteers may also be required to answer customer inquiries, sell books, and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books and book genres; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020