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Distribution Facility Volunteer

Organization: Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Days

Language Preference: English. Bilingual is an asset.

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Mar 31, 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.

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


Jackie Young


Ext: 14383


Volunteer Opportunity Address
100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7


Good for people interested in: Retail; Library; Fundraising; Transportation of goods

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
- Meet new people in your community
- Gain insider access to our frequently refreshed inventory of used books
- Your volunteer hours directly support the Ottawa Public Library

How will the organization benefit?
Volunteers enable FOPLA to carry out our mission of raising funds to support the Ottawa Public Library (OPL), which allows OPL to enhance their programs and services. Our volunteers sort, shelve, and sell books, but also help our bookstores run smoothly by serving on local committees as Managers or Treasurers, or forming our Board of Directors to carry out special projects that help us grow and evolve.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Public transportation available: Yes