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Bookstore Coordinator (Ruth E. Dickinson Branch)

Organization: Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Weekends; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English. Bilingual is an asset.

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Mar 31, 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 Ruth E. Dickinson 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 self-serve, meaning books are sorted and stocked by our volunteers, and customers pay for their items at the Library Circulation Desk.

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


Jackie Young


Ext: 14383


Volunteer Opportunity Address
100 Malvern Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5


Good for people interested in: Retail; Library; Fundraising; Administration/Office

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

Police record check required: Yes