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Friends of the Alameda Free Library Welcomes Volunteers

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FRIENDS OF THE ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY INC

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The Friends of the Alameda Free Library is so appreciative to the wonderful response via Volunteer Match. Our volunteer needs have been met for the present but we will be posting more as they become available.

We anticipate to being to relaunch our programs in 2022 and once Covid protocols allow we will be resuming in person events and will need folks to assist on site with our events and book sales. We also have a Cafe-Bookstore at the library and when we resume operations will welcome new volunteers there as well.

Since Covid 19, our programs have gone online and virtual including our Online Book Store.

We are also beginning to accept book donations in limited quantities that need scanning, sorting and pricing.

Our Volunteers currently assist us in our warehouse with sorting and pricing books, posting them in our online store, coordinating with a outside book vendor and coordinating pick up and deliveries in the city of Alameda. (currently seeking a limited amount of new volunteers in this area: (Updated 10-14-2021)

If you wish to be on our list for the future, once we re-open please do let us know.
Please go to our website and fill out our volunteer contact form at https://alamedafriends.com/volunteer/
Our volunteer coordinator will contact you for more information and to help us match you with your interests.

We also match volunteer hours with employer giving programs such as PG&E and Chevron. Please ask your human resources director for more information and let us know if you qualify.
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So sorry, we are not able to accommodate Alameda Middle, Jr. and High School Students at this time.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

More opportunities with FRIENDS OF THE ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY INC

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About FRIENDS OF THE ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY INC

Location:

PO BOX 1024, ALAMEDA, CA 94501, US

Mission Statement

To increase public awareness of the library as an essential part of the community’s educational and cultural facilities. To support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities.

Description

FRIENDS OF THE ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY is a non-profit organization supporting the city of Alameda's libraries through fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy. The Friends hosts Docent Lectures, Live@ the Library Jazz concerts and Dewey's Cafe. Proceeds support the programs and services of the Alameda Free Library.

Founded in 1974, Friends of the Alameda Free Library helps support the library and its programs through volunteer activities and fundraising.

Milestones in the group’s history:

  • The opening of a new Main Library in 2006, something the Friends worked toward for many years
  • Merger with the Alameda Free Library Foundation in 2016; the Foundation was created in 1998 to raise money for long-term support of Alameda’s libraries

The Friends is a non-profit organization with a volunteer board.

Due to the pandemic many of FAL's programming has gone online.
We currently have Online Booksales (And Delivery), Docent and Author Talks.

Live @ the Library Programming to return online soon.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

City of AlamedaAlameda, CA 94501

(37.77122,-122.2824)
 

SKILLS

  • Inventory Management
  • Data Entry
  • Delivery
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We have various different opportunities from a single day to ongoing service. Please chat with our volunteer coordinator to find what works for you.
  • The need is constantly changing due to changes in Covid protocol so we may not have tasks at this time. We encourage you to get on our will-call list. Thank you for your consideration.

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