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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 of their used bookstore at the Elmvale Acres Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The bookstore is self-serve, meaning books are stocked by our volunteers, and customers pay for their purchases at the Library Circulation Desk.

Volunteer Hours: Thursdays or Fridays, 2 hours per week

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 and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; 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 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.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 1910 St-Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1G 1A4
Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
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: Thursdays between 10AM-4PM

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: Jul 15, 2019
Hours: Monday-Saturday between 10AM-3PM

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

Volunteers in this role may be 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 will also be required to answer customer inquiries, provide customer service, 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; 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.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 0B5
Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
Hours: Tuesdays between 11AM-2:30PM

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 will also be required to answer customer inquiries, provide customer service, 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; 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.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Jul 15, 2019
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to accept the role of Bookstore Coordinator at their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

FOPLA’s used bookstore at this busy branch of the Ottawa Public Library has a dedicated clientele that enjoy browsing new titles every week. The bookstore is manned by volunteers during peak hours, and is self-serve during all other hours. Books are sorted and stocked by our volunteers, and customers pay for their items at the Library Circulation Desk when no volunteer is present.

The Bookstore Coordinator will oversee the general operations of the used bookstore by training new volunteers as needed, coordinating volunteer schedules, organizing sales and promotion events, performing inventory management, and reporting monthly financials to the bookstore’s Regional Coordinator. Training will be provided for all of these tasks.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a volunteer who would enjoy taking ownership of a small philanthropic project, as proceeds from the used bookstore help support the Ottawa Public Library.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public, volunteers, and library staff; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills; must have access to email; must have access to transportation to volunteer location; retail or merchandising experience would be an asset.

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

For more information go to: https://www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Jul 15, 2019