Friends of Literacy Bookshop Volunteer
The Friends of Literacy Bookshop is our platform to sell used books on Amazon.com, and proceeds from book sales support CFLC’s tutoring programs. There is no requirement for library or bookstore experience to work with this team, and some training is required, and all volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Most activities have a flexible schedule (however, order processing/shipping is time-based with defined deadlines).
Duties of this role include:
Book Transport – Volunteers load/unload books and pick these up from donors, when necessary. The ability to lift and move heavy boxes is a requirement, and donating your time and vehicle for pick-ups is an optional add-on.
Sorting Book Donations – Volunteers sort books into two categories: in good condition for possible sale, and in poor condition for disposal. Attention to detail is required. On-site at CFLC.
Scanning Books for Possible Sale – Volunteers use a phone app to look up books in the Amazon.com inventory, to determine if these books are appropriate to sell. Books that cannot be sold are sorted into categories/genres for further donation. Attention to detail and organizational skills are required. On-site at CFLC.
Listing Books for Sale on Amazon.com – Books are priced and are added to our inventory for sale, with a detailed description of the condition. Attention to detail is required, knowledge of Amazon systems is preferred, and books must be moved to the storage unit on 17th Street after listing. Computer-based work; can be done off-site with travel to the storage unit.
Processing Sales and Shipping Orders – Volunteer checks daily orders, processes invoices and prints shipping labels (computer work), pick up books from the storage unit, packages the order, and drops off at USPS before closing time. Attention to detail, meeting deadlines and organizational skills are required. On-site at CFLC during business hours or off-site (computer work), with required travel to the storage unit on 17th Street and post office.
To inquire about volunteering, please submit an email with subject BOOKS VOLUNTEER to: email@example.com
Description: Front desk reception coverage from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers must be 18+, and ideally should be able to commit to at least one morning per week on an ongoing basis.
Duties of this role include: Greet students and tutors as they arrive and help them find study rooms/supplies. Make copies, answer phones, and transfer calls, clean/prep tutor rooms, work on mailings/program projects as needed. Coordinate with program staff in Building B for student/tutor questions and needs.
To inquire about volunteering, please submit an email with subject ADMIN VOLUNTEER to: firstname.lastname@example.org