Volunteer to Sort Donations

The Sorting team handles all of the donated books and media for use in Book Sales, Online Sales or our Lobby Shop. It’s one of our most critical functions!

We work in teams of four or five to accept all the donations and then sort them. At the moment we have three teams that each work a single, two-hour shift on Monday, Friday or alternate Saturdays.

Sorting team members assess the sellable nature of each donation using clear and written guidelines and box then for use by our three sales outlets. Training is provided and assistance is available on each shift.

Join the Sorting team!

Fill out our volunteer application and email or mail it back to us. We’ll follow up with you to get started.


Some Frequently Asked Questions: Processing Donations

Q: Where is all this work done?
A: In the back of the Library next to the Bookmobile garage.

Q: How can I volunteer to process donated materials?
A: Apply using our volunteer application mail-in form (PDF) and check the sorting box. We will contact you for scheduling options.

Q: How long is a volunteer shift?
A: Most people take a single 2-hour shift each week on Monday morning or Friday afternoon.  Saturday shifts are 90 minutes long.  (Wednesday shifts are pending volunteer support.)

Q: When would I be volunteering?
A: You tell us what time(s) and day(s) you are available, and we match that to openings in the  schedule.

Q: Do I need to be a library or book expert?
A: No, the Library’s professional staff handles Library issues and we will train you on all the ins and outs of our processing guidelines.