Opportunity Details

Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 12+) *MLK Weekend 2020*

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


About Ft. Vancouver Regional Library:

With thirteen libraries, two express libraries and two bookmobiles, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District provides information resources and services, and community and cultural events for a population of more than 425,000 residents.  The service area is more than 4,200 square miles and includes farm, open range and national forest lands, communities along the Columbia River, small towns and expanding urban and industrial areas.
Our mission is to strengthen our communities through knowledge, experiences, and creativity.

Our vision is that everyone recognizes and values libraries as an essential element of a free society. Those values include:
- Community Success: We are an engaged and valued partner.
- District-wide Collaboration: We thrive when we all support our common goals.
- Exceptional Service: We deliver positive and successful experiences.
- Innovation: We believe in imagination and possibilities.
- Intellectual Freedom: We ensure confidential and open access to all points of view.

Volunteers will be sorting and re-stocking book sale items, and assisting customers in finding what they are searching for (by category - children's, YA, or adult books, etc...) and assisting in taking items to cars.

The proceeds from this book sale will go to support literacy with an emphasis on early childhood development. The proceeds help to support the Summer Reading Program all across SW WA (15 libraries) which impacts thousands of kids helping them to be school ready in the fall. Each volunteer's gift of time will have life long impact on many individuals. We appreciate their generous support and all volunteers will be invited to our Appreciation Receptions.

Important Info:

Wear comfortable, neat clothing, with pockets for your valuables, and wear comfortable shoes. you will be on your feet most of the time. Please leave purses, totes or backpacks with valuables at home since we have no place to lock them up.

Free parking in our lot You can park on any side. Please enter through the front door.

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Project Requirements:

  • You must be 12 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. In the spirit of creating an atmosphere where people from all parts of our community are coming together to volunteer,
    Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual MLK Weekend of Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3364 or email info@handsonportland.org

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:16+

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