We believe in assigning volunteers to tasks they can get excited about, not day-to-day store operation. When we post job openings, we’ll notify the volunteers before posting the job for the world at large. If you want to help with one of our volunteer committees, please contact us. We’d love to have your help!
Each genre captain will help keep up a particular section, like mysteries, histories, or games. When we get advance previews of new books or games, the genre captain will get to check them out before the public sees them. We’ll also give the genre captains access to industry databases and inside information so they can help us stay up-to-date on their section.
Social Media Team
Volunteers will help us provide fresh content and engage customers on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, and our email newsletter. The team can share content and adjust it to their own platforms.
The event committee will help the store managers to set up author events, poetry readings, game nights, tea tastings, comedy nights, acoustic music performances, and special events like Independent Bookstore Day, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, National Poetry Month, and Banned Book Week.
Working with the events committee, the décor committee will help us with seasonal & event decoration, painting, signs, and so on.
The art committee will work with local artists to set up exhibits and shows, along with educational events and signings when an artist releases a book. We may also be able to set up art space in our mezzanine.
In the short term, we’ll need help with tear-out, painting, moving, and a million other little tasks we have to perform to get the store open.