Bookstore Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in joining the Writers & Books (WAB) family and advancing our mission to promote reading and writing as lifelong activities in Rochester and beyond. Our indie bookstore is a labor of love - from curating the books we carry, to making it a welcoming space for readings, book launches, discussions, and other community activities. Your volunteer contributions will help us achieve our goals.

To assist us in matching your interests and skills with bookstore activities, please tell us which of the responsibilities listed below appeal to you. Thanks again, and a warm welcome from us to you!

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  • Customer service
  • Assist with shipping and receiving
  • Help with set-up and break-down for public events
  • Perform research 
  • Enter data
  • Design signs and shelf talkers
  • Assist with off-site bookstore events
  • Organize and shelve books; tidy displays
  • Assist with annual inventory taking

Desired Qualifications

  • Avid reader
  • Enjoy interacting with the public
  • Detail oriented
  • Internet savvy

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with point-of-sale applications and cashiering
  • Familiarity with Canva and/or other graphic design applications
  • Retail bookstore experience

Report to: Bookstore Coordinator (WAB staff) or Bookstore Volunteer Committee Chair (volunteer)