Volunteer as a Bookseller in the Friends of the Library Store downtown

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Friends of the Multnomah County Library

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Volunteer with Friends of the LIbrary!

We Love Our Libraries!

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back? Do you love the library? Do you have retail, library, book selling, or customer service experience? Are you comfortable using an iPad or touch screen tablet? If so, the Friends of the Multnomah County Library may be the volunteer team for you!

The Friends of the Library's mission is to support the Multnomah County Library system through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteerism. We are looking for committed volunteers who love their library as much as we do!

Position Details

As a volunteer bookseller your primary duties are providing great customer service and ringing up book and merchandise sales. All volunteers help to maintain the store through stocking, merchandising, and assisting with special projects as needed. We also ask that you promote memberships and special events organized by the Friends of the Library. We will provide any training and support that you need to be successful.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

We are recruiting for 3 hour weekday and weekend shifts. The store has the same hours as the Central Library. We also have on-call volunteer positions to help fill in when regular shift-holders are unable to show. We ask for a six-month commitment, and we're always delighted when volunteers stay on longer.

How to Apply

If this opportunity sounds like it may be a match for you, please apply through our wesbite at: https://www.friends-library.org/volunteer-application

To learn more about our store, visit us at:

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About Friends of the Multnomah County Library


1020 SW Taylor St, Ste 439, Portland, OR 97205, US

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Multnomah County Library advocate for and support our outstanding public library. We are committed to raising the standard of excellence of our library by funding programs and services beyond what is allocated in the operating budget. We also sponsor activities which bring together people who value libraries.


The Friends conduct the biggest book sales in Oregon each Spring and Fall. The Friends also run the Friends Library Store in the lobby of the Central Library. Merchandise includes used books donated by the community as well as greeting cards and literary gifts. We also sell donated books in our Amazon store.

The money raised by FOL supports library programs such as Pageturners, library staff enrichment, and management planning.


We'll work with your schedule.


801 SW 10th AvePortland, OR 97205



  • Customer Service
  • Literacy / Reading


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly shifts of 2.5-3 hours; 6 month commitment
  • Commitment to provide two weeks notice when leaving

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