Volunteering

FOL is run entirely by volunteers! We need your help to make all our activities a success.

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 Sorting Hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Here is the schedule:

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

All volunteers must be active FOL members. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Kathy Nale or call 806-775-2852.

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

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.