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Volunteers for Book Sales

Fundraising book sales are usually held at least 3 times per year – Spring (March/April/May), Summer (June/July/August), and Fall (October/November)
Positions include cashier, book counter; replenisher, set-up / take down, box area control; children’s section; sale co-ordination working group.

Some tasks require physical labour (standing for more than an hour, setting up tables, lifting/moving books & boxes, trolleying boxes)
Phone and/or email access required


Once volunteers have actively experienced FOL sales and/or events, they can be considered for the following positions:


Publicity/Public Relations Working Group

  • Assist Coordinator in design, printing & distribution of sale and event fliers and posters, including liaison with ORL graphic/web designers
  • Assist Coordinator in liaising with librarians & ORL Marketing and Communications office on publicity for FOL in library branches, via community networks and ORL social media
  • Assist Coordinator to compose & circulate information releases for local media (radio & TV media outlets, newspapers & local magazines, web event sites, other community groups e.g.
  • Project Literacy, School Districts, seniors/retirement facilities, neighbourhood associations)
  • Assist in developing content (text, photographs) for maintaining Kelowna FOL website, Facebook account and future social media initiatives
  • Assist in developing content for editor of FOL Kelowna newsletter
  • Attend FOL sales & hosted events

Phone & email access required; MS Office Word skills required; publishing/writing (including web, social media), graphic design and/or photographic skills advantageous.


Working Group Co-ordinators

  • Share in lead co-ordination of working groups for fundraising book sales, volunteer recruitment & co-ordination, publicity/public relations, secretarial/financial & other group administration
  • Assist Sorting unit Co-ordinators with sale advance planning & organisation, and other Sorting – storage unit year-round processes
  • Assist Volunteers Co-ordinators in informing and co-ordinating volunteers regards sale & event processes
  • Participation at some sales is advantageous, but not required
  • Attend up to 4 formal meetings per year involving co-ordinators and ORL librarians and managers. Informal planning & working meetings may occur as frequently as weekly, in relation to sale and other event schedules
  • Participation with annual (September) KCR Community Resources Volunteer Opportunities Fair
  • Represent Kelowna FOL and host events at library branches & community events
  • Represent Kelowna FOL at ORL Friends groups events
  • Participate on arising working groups regards demands of Kelowna FOL operations including volunteer recruitment and publicity, Sorting – storage unit location and regards Kelowna FOL potential initiatives in e.g. library engagement & events, fundraising and library advocacy

Phone & email access required; good communication and collaborative skills required; MS Office Word skills required; MS Office Excel/spreadsheet & Access/database skills advantageous; experience in non-profit/volunteer-based societies or working experience in administrative functions advantageous.


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