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Volunteer

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in our volunteer opportunities!

We believe in the power of a community library to change lives.  Join us! 

We post available positions as we have openings and when new opportunities are developed.  Keep checking back for new chances to join our committed group of library volunteers!

If you wish to ask a question or learn more about volunteering at the Aloha Community Library, please email Terri Palmer, Library Director, at volunteer@alohalibrary.org.

 

Current Opportunities:

 

On-Line Book Sales Associate

Assist with online books sales, an ongoing Library fundraiser.

Responsibilities:

-Evaluate donated books for sale potential

-Enter key data for sales listing

-Process shipping for sold items

Desired skills/experience:

- Detail-oriented, well-organized, computer skills, ability to work independently

 Time commitment: 4 hours/week

Duration:ongoing

 

Community Fundraising Coordinator

In partnership with ACLA Library Board and Library Director, coordinate fundraising efforts to raise funds to support general operations.

Responsibilities:

-Lead committee volunteers to plan 3 or 4 community fundraising events per fiscal year (i.e. restaurant fundraisers, rummage sale, annual Holiday Book-tique craft sale, etc.).

-Develop and implement plan for event logistics/staffing, budget, and marketing for each fundraiser.

-Evaluate each event after its conclusion to determine effectiveness and ways to improve.

-Coordinate plans with the Finance committee and Development Coordinator.

Desired skills/experience:

Professional or volunteer experience in fundraising, or a strong desire to learn fundraising and group leadership skills.

Time commitment:

10-15 hours per month, will vary during events.

 

The Aloha Community Library Association (ACLA)

Volunteer Board of Directors Positions

The Aloha Community Library Association (ACLA) opened our non-profit, community volunteer-run library in September, 2012 with a mission to create and grow a library for the community of Aloha, OR, to be a focal point for the community.   We are currently funded solely through donations. We are seeking experienced board members who can provide insight and leadership as we transition to becoming a member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) in Fall, 2016. Please contact volunteer@alohalibrary.org for more information.

 

Board of Directors (Volunteer, General Board Member)

RESPONSIBILITIES

The board, as a whole, has the responsibility for governing the entire organization. The board is responsible for determining policy in the following areas:  Human Resources, Planning, Finance, Development, Community Relations, Communications, Marketing & Operations.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD SERVICE

  • A demonstrated interest in the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: Planning, Finance, Development, Community Relations, Communications, Marketing, or Operations
  • Representative of a key aspect or segment of the population of the community
  • A willingness to expand knowledge or board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing training
  • A willingness to represent the organization in the community
  • Six to ten hours per month, including these activities:
    • 3 – 4 hours’ board meetings (preparation and attendance)
    • 2 – 3 hours’ committee meetings (preparation and attendance)
    • 1 – 3 hours’ special requests
  • A willingness to participate in board fundraising activities and make a financial contribution to the organization to the best of one’s ability

 

Treasurer, Board of Directors (Volunteer)

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Treasurer, Board of Directors, provides financial leadership and administration to the organization, serving as an advisor, communicator and collaborator who shares and articulates the financial status of the organization. Primary responsibilities include setting the annual budget, creating and reviewing financial statements on a monthly basis, reviewing the taxes and providing guidance to the Board of Directors.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD SERVICE

  • A demonstrated interest in the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Specific experience and/or knowledge in Financial Management/Accounting, Financial Reporting, Bookkeeping, Financial Software
  • Representative of a key aspect or segment of the population of the community
  • A willingness to expand knowledge or board responsibilities through orientation and ongoing training
  • A willingness to represent the organization in the community
  • About ten hours per month, including these activities:
    • 4 hours’ board meetings (preparation and attendance)
    • 4 hours financial reporting and management
    • 2 hours’ special requests
  • A willingness to participate in board fundraising activities and make a financial contribution to the organization to the best of one’s ability

 

Capital Campaign Chair

The Chair of the ACLA “BUILD, MOVE, THRIVE” capital campaign is a key volunteer leadership position that coordinates and drives all efforts to generate contributions to the BUILD MOVE THRIVE capital campaign.

The BUILD, MOVE, THRIVE Capital Campaign Chair (Campaign Chair) is responsible for the following tasks:

Forming a Campaign Team: the Campaign Chair’s first major responsibility is to assemble/recruit a Campaign Team consisting of the Library Director, a Board member (any one of the eight current members), any fundraising consultants the Board may make available, and others volunteers as desired/.

Coordinating Team activities: the Campaign Chair is responsible for scheduling and running meetings or conference calls of the Campaign Committee, enlisting additional volunteers in the campaign efforts (as needed), ensuring that decisions and proposed actions are reported to the committee and reporting the Committee activities to the Library Director.

Creating & Executing the Capital Campaign Plan: The campaign chair has overall responsibility for creating, executing, revising as necessary the campaign plan and functions as the campaign’s chief operating officer, running scheduled meetings of the campaign volunteer team and calling additional meetings as needed. Development of materials (mailings, tri-folds, sign boards, etc) as well as messages for web-based communication tools is required. Typically mailings as well as messaging via web-based tools is done by Aloha Library Staff, but direct messaging may be allowed by permission of the Library Director.

Rating & Evaluating, Assigning and Soliciting: The Campaign Chair leads the Committee in:

  1. Rating and evaluating major prospects already known to the organization.
  2. In identifying, rating and evaluating major new prospects.
  3. In setting appointments with major prospects.
  4. Soliciting prospect donations.

Coordinating with the Treasurer to ensure funds raised are properly tracked; ensuring receipts are provided. Ensuring proper donor confidentiality is respected as appropriate.

Ensuring all donors are properly thanked

Ensuring that whatever means of memorializing the donor list is developed is implemented (i.e. a donor recognition wall, etc. Assistance from the Board in this effort is expected.

Acting as Campaign spokesperson: In consultation with the Library Director and the ACLA Baord of Directors, the Campaign Chair is the public spokesperson for the campaign, making statements in the community and urging participation on the part of prospective donors.

Accountability:

The Campaign Chair, as a volunteer, reports to the Library Director. Attendance at most, if not all Aloha Community Library Board of Director meetings (1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Library Annex) is requested during the Campaign.