Volunteering During the Year

Please join us during our donation cycles when we prepare for our Spring and Fall book sales.

There’s no long-term commitment.  You don’t have to chose a specific time or a specific number of hours to work.  You volunteer when it’s best for you. You may borrow a book or two during the sorting months, returning them before the sale.  Once you’ve worked 30 hours or more, you’re eligible to attend the Volunteer Pre-Sale at which you may buy up to 50 items at first-day prices.

New volunteer training sessions – Due to concerns about COVID-19, we have cancelled the new volunteer training sessions.  Check back in June to see if they have been reinstated. (Thanks to all those who have taken advantage of our orientation sessions. We appreciate your help.)

We do not allow book dealers or book scouts to volunteer.

Need directions when traveling by car or bus?  our location

Sorting Shifts

These shifts are work times for rough and category sorters ONLY.  Please look here for information about donation hours.

Scheduled sorting/restocking shifts:

Winter weather: If the Ithaca City School District is closed due to weather conditions, we’ll also be closed.  Call ahead to be sure.

Category sorters are encouraged to work in their sections during rough sorting hours.  Read the Guidelines for Category Sorters.