Volunteer With The Friends


Why Volunteer

With The Friends?

Because you like books and others who like books, because you want to work for literacy in the community, and because you will LOVE sorting books, working as many or as few hours as you choose.


Volunteer With Us 

During The Sale

Our volunteers help us staff hundreds of shifts so we can put on two big Sales a year. During every Sale, we need "Greeters" to greet patrons and be sure they have boxes and maps of the Sale floor, "Pricers" to count patrons' books, "Cashiers" to accept patrons'payments, "Floaters" to restock shelves and help patrons navigate the Sale, and "Info Desk" gurus to answer patrons' questions.

During The Year

Our volunteers work year-round to bring you the Fall and Spring Sales each year.  While we are accepting book donations, our shift chairs staff our intake desk, rough sorters perform the magic of "rough sorting" to get the books headed to the right sections of the Sale, and category sorters decide how to organize their sections, which books to display on the first day, and which to bring out later in the Sale. 

How To Volunteer

We have temporarily suspended the new volunteer orientation sessions due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. 


Our Volunteers

We have over 200 active

volunteers. Meet a few of

them here, and visit the

Book Sale to meet the rest!