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Book Sale Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: FRIENDS OF THE ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY INC

  • 41 people are interested

Please apply via FAL Website -https://alamedafriends.com/call-for-fal-volunteers/

Our used book sales are a major fundraising activity for the library and provide volunteers with a great way to meet new people, reconnect with friends, and become involved in the Alameda community. See below for the various ways that you can become involved with our used book sales.

Pop Up- Genre Used Book Sales Ongoing
FAL began one day Genre booksales at the Alameda Free Library as we came out of the pandemic. They have been a great success. Held in the smaller Stafford Room these pop ups have shorter hours than our big sales and are held approx every other month. TBD

We will have openings for the following roles:

  • Sale setup (setting up tables, unpacking and displaying books)
  • Book counter
  • Cashier
  • Table restock/Maintenance
  • Sale tear-down (packing unsold books, breaking down tables and empty boxes)
Books for Friends (BFF) - Ongoing
The Friends have opened a used book nook called Books for Friends (BFF) in the Main Library. BFF is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-4pm. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to working a regular schedule for 1-2 months at a time. Shifts are 2-4 hours in length and roles include customer service and store maintenance (shelf stocking, cleaning, sorting).

Book Movers - Ongoing
The Friends are moving a lot of books around all year. We are looking for volunteers with large SUVs or trucks who have two or more hours a week to dedicate to picking up donations, moving book boxes to and from storage, and helping pack up books until the annual Mega Sale at the O’Club. Please join us if you have a good vehicle and can lift a 25+lb. box.

Book Sorting - Ongoing
We are seeking volunteers to help us sort through book donations at our warehouse on Alameda Point. Two-hour book sorting shifts generally occur on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Specifically, we are seeking book sorters, book sorting shift leader(s), and a book sorting volunteer coordinator.

Big Used Book Sale at the O’Club - October (2023)
Our 2022 sale was a great success and we are planning for 2023. The Big Used Book Sale is held at the O’Club at Alameda Point and have openings for the following role will be open in September 2023:
  • Sale setup (setting up tables, unpacking and displaying books)
  • Book counter
  • Cashier
  • Table restock/Maintenance
  • Sale tear-down (packing unsold books, breaking down tables and empty boxes)


If you are interested in volunteering with us, please follow the application instructions on our website:
https://alamedafriends.com/call-for-fal-volunteers/
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FAL matches volunteer hours with employer giving programs such as Apple, Target, PG&E, and Chevron. Please ask your human resources director for more information and let us know if you qualify.

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About FRIENDS OF THE ALAMEDA FREE LIBRARY INC

Location:

PO BOX 1024, ALAMEDA, CA 94501, US

Mission Statement

To provide a variety of ways to contribute to the ongoing services & growth of the Alameda Free Library for the enjoyment & benefit of the entire community; Steward the library and its many services and programs through fundraising to supplement public funding, advocacy, & volunteerism.

Description

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.

Programming-
  • Friends @ Home, Author and Art Docent webinar
  • Books for Friends: FAL's gently used booksource
  • Pop-Up Used booksales
  • FAL Big Used Book Sale (Fall )
  • Deweys' Cafe (Onsite at AFL)
  • Live @ the Library Jazz Concerts

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Alameda, CA 94501

(37.77122,-122.2824)
 

SKILLS

  • Inventory Management
  • Data Entry
  • Delivery
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service
  • Transactions

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is no time minimum or requirement for volunteering with the Friends; people volunteer in a wide range of ways, and for different amounts of time. Training will be provided. Please chat with our volunteer coordinator to find what works for you.
  • All in-person volunteers must follow mask mandates as dictated by the City of Alameda.

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