Online Booksales Volunteer

Time Commitment

10-20 hours per month


Helps with the effort to sell books online, particularly those that are more valuable.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Chance to meet new people
  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Share your talents
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Enhance your resume
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sorts through donations and discards
  • Uses guidelines and works with a staff member, separates possible collection additions and sale material from non-useable donations
  • Determine value of books for online sales by checking Internet sites
  • List items for sale on appropriate webites
  • Customer service-monitor sale items and answer email questions about the items as they come into the library's mailbox
  • Package items that sell and arrange for shipping
  • Coordinates efforts with the Friends of the Library for annual book sale

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Must be able to follow directions and guidelines
  • Able to work independently and with little supervision
  • Some knowledge of libraries, public interests, and reading trends desirable
  • Physical ability in keeping with job description
  • Experience with computers, email, and the Internet
  • Discriminating judgment