Volunteering During the Year

Please join us as 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 that you wish to work.  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 where the volunteer may buy up to 50 items at first-day prices.

New volunteers are invited to come for an orientation on Saturday mornings. The rough sorting process (determining the best subject choice for the item in hand and packing the category boxes) is explained. Please follow this link to sign up for the next available session.

If you are unavailable at this time, please contact us and we’ll try to find a time that works for you.  For more information about volunteering, contact the Book Sale.

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

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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.