Volunteering

FOL is run entirely by volunteers! We need your help to make all our activities a success. All volunteers must be active FOL members. To sign up as a volunteer, or for more information, contact Kathy Nale or call 806-775-2852.

On your first visit to volunteer, please call ahead to make an appointment for orientation.

High school or college students who want community service hours for assisting at book sales should contact Kathy Nale or call 806-775-2852.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Sort donations: as books are received, they need to be inventoried, priced, and organized.
  • Assist at book sales, helping customers and carrying out books.
  • Lead and organize book sections.
  • Run booths at First Friday Art Trails, or at special events like the Arts Festival or the Silent Wings Museum on Veterans' Day.
  • Oversee the Facebook, City, and FOL websites.
  • Work the CD/DVD cleaning and repairing equipment.
  • Prepare and distribute publicity for all sales.
  • Make sure all the areas of the sales floor are ready for each sale - including housekeeping, signage, refreshments for workers, overseeing student volunteers as carry-outs, manning the cashier's stations, etc.
  • Online volunteers prepare and list items for sale on AbeBooks and eBay, handle correspondence with customers, and pack and ship orders.
  • The volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors also represent the FOL in public.

Regular Volunteer Hours are:

Tuesday 2 pm–8 pm
Wednesday    9 am–1 pm
Thursday 9 am–1 pm
Friday 9 am–1 pm
Saturday 9 am–3 pm

An hour a month or 40 hours a
week, every contribution matters!
Volunteers worked
33,303 hours in 2018.

pie chart showing distribution of hours among volunteers

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Unlimited purchases from Regular, Better, and Best book shelves
  • Name badge
  • Volunteer announcements
  • Free books from the Free Table and Unwanted-Book Carts.