Book Cataloging — Enter newly donated and already classified books into the new catalog. We will train you. The perk is being first to see the interesting books coming into the library. You can set your own hours; as little or as much time as you are able to give is a wonderful contribution to the library. Use either the computer in the work room, or we can set up your laptop so you can work anywhere in the library. Contact Sarah Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Book Sales — This is an ongoing project, once a week or once a month but day and time are up to you and may fluctuate. Training is provided and procedural “cheat sheets” are available. Once trained, volunteers may work independently on their own schedule. Basic computer skills are all that is needed. Contact Helen Smith (email@example.com or 503-963-1932).
Data Entry — Need detail-oriented person with data entry experience to help 1-3 hours per week processing membership applications. Contact Marj Enneking (firstname.lastname@example.org). Data Extraction — Ongoing projects that could use your help:
Manuscripts — Organize, create finding aids, and scan personal papers and manuscripts donated over the years, to make these collections available to researchers. Once trained, volunteers can work independently to process an entire collection or choose one step, such as organizing or scanning. We are most in need of scanners right now. Contact Nanci Remington (email@example.com).
Print Shop — An additional person is needed for backup in the print shop to help print brochures, letters, the Bulletin, the Insider, etc. Contact Loretta Welsh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research Assistants/Receptionists — Volunteers are needed to fill critical spots to keep the library open. Some are experienced researchers, some do reception work, some fill both roles. Two volunteers per shift are needed. Options can be one day per week, every other week, or per month. Shifts are 9:30am—1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm. Contact Cathy Lauer (email@example.com).
If you don’t see a job listed, let us know what you can do. We need your help! Contact Cathy Lauer, Volunteer Coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the GFO reception desk, 503-963-1932.