R.E.A.D. Event Volunteer Oppportunities

Cashier

Cashiers are the most important point of contact for our pop-up customers. Not only do Cashiers need to facilitate fast, efficient and effective point-of-sale purchase transactions, they also need to provide exemplary customer service at all times with all customers.   In-person and online training is provided on the point-of-sale program R.E.A.D. uses.

Adults ages 18+ who:

  • feel comfortable navigating web-based sales program (e.g., scanning book titles, placing in cart, entering in shipping information, entering in credit card information, handling cash transactions)

  • are willingness to have Square app downloaded on their phone

  • have good customer service skills

  • can handle conflict or cranky customers

  • are solutions-oriented for problems that may arise

  • are dependable and punctual

 

Required:                       criminal background check, passion for children’s books, completion of point-of-sale training

Preferred:                       Spanish speaking, willingness to wear pajamas

Time Commitment:          2.5 hours per event signed up for

Position status:               Open   

Complete the Volunteer Profile Form if you are interested.

Book Whisperer (at event)

A book whisperer floats throughout the event talking up various books available for purchase and answers questions or help customers problem solve.   

Adults ages 14+ who:

  • feel comfortable talking about books and making recommendations

  • are willing to read and review books before events to become familiar with text

  • are solutions-oriented for problems that may arise

  • are dependable and punctual

 

Required:                       criminal background check, passion for children’s books

Preferred:                       Spanish speaking, willingness to wear pajamas

Time Commitment:          2.5 hours per event signed up for

Position status:               Open   

Complete the Volunteer Profile Form if you are interested.

Book Talker (in classroom)

A book talk is a short, engaging, and enthusiastic presentation designed to inspire children to read a book. A book talker promotes books to be offered at the book fair by visiting a classroom and reading 1 to 2 books aloud, then share highlights of other available books in fun ways.  For example, a Book Talker may hold up a book and give a brief summary with the following starter: This book was like nothing else I’ve ever read because OR The one thing I’ll never forget about this book is OR This book is perfect for someone who:

Adults ages 18+ who:

  • feel comfortable talking about books and making recommendations

  • are willing to read and review books before events to become familiar with text

  • are dependable and punctual

 

Required:                       criminal background check, passion for children’s books

Preferred:                       Spanish speaking, willingness to wear pajamas

Time Commitment:          1 hours per classroom visit

Position status:               Open   

Complete the Volunteer Profile Form if you are interested.

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