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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:

 

Super Volunteers needed to help with Shelving Inventory Party!

 

When: Saturday, February 13
          8am-12pm
Who: Volunteers 14 years and older are welcome.
         Need to be physically able to bend, lift, and move metal shelves.
Where: Aloha Community Library Annex
          17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A
          (around the corner from the library, between the Peppermill Bar and taekwondo)
Why: We received a LARGE donation of shelving from Pacific University about a year ago.  In order to plan for our new library space, we need to determine how many usable shelves we really own.  Most of the shelves are packed on pallets, so we’ll be unwrapping the pallets, sorting the shelves and other parts into areas, cleaning them,  inspecting their condition, and inventorying usable parts.
**If you would like to bring paper towels and your favorite cleaner (Formula 409 has been suggested) that would be a big help.
**We’ll have snacks!
Please contact Terri at volunteer@alohalibrary.org  if you would like to help.  Your time and efforts would be hugely appreciated!

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

 

VP, Board of Directors – Human Resources

Provide leadership in the area of Human Resources to the Board of Directors and partner strategically with the Library Director in all areas related to Human Resources.

Responsibilities:

-Define HR practices and policies for ACLA, ensuring alignment with WCCLS libraries

-Partner with Library Director to appropriately address HR issues

-Partner with Library Director to define future staffing model, job descriptions, and hiring plans in place as we grow ACLA

-Define annual performance goal setting and review process for ACLA

Desired skills/experience:

Experience in the field of HR and a desire to apply these leadership skills in a growing non-profit library

Time commitment: 4 hours/week

Duration:ongoing

 

Development Coordinator

In partnership with ACLA Library Board and Library Director, establish and carry out a development and fundraising plan for long-term organizational financial stability.

Responsibilities:

-Work with ACLA Board and Library Director to perform an organizational assessment to determine strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth related to development.

-Create an annual plan for development efforts, to include donor information collection and management, donor cultivation efforts, planned campaigns, one major fundraising event per fiscal year, donor stewardship and recognition, ongoing program evaluation method, and Board training.

-Determine additional volunteer needs and a general budget necessary to assist with carrying out the annual plan.

-Coordinate plans with the Finance committee and Community Fundraiser Coordinator.

-Partnerwith the ACLA Board and Library Director to implement the development plan.

Desired skills/experience:

Professional or volunteer experience creating and implementing development plans, and working with donors and nonprofit Boards.

Time commitment:

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

 

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.