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  • Bookshop Assistant
    with Fife Community Bookshop

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO94763 - Created/last updated: 27/04/2023


    About this opportunity:Fife Community Bookshop, Leven, sells new and second-hand books at affordable prices and promotes and supports reading within the community.
    They are looking for volunteers to serve customers, including offering advice and recommendations, taking payments, using electronic point of sale (EPOS) technology, and handling phone and face to face enquiries; processing orders and book reservations; and arranging deliveries and returns. There will also be tasks involving bibliographic work and using computer or print sources to identify and locate titles, as well as buying stock from catalogues and publishers, and sorting and pricing donated stock. Within the shop, there are also tasks such as creating window displays, replenishing stock and tidying. The Bookshop is planning to attend and host more book events and will need volunteer support with this.
    Volunteers will be able to choose which area of tasks they are most interested in, and training will be provided.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:10
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Instore training and membership for the Booksellers Association training portal will be made available to volunteers.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers will be reimbursed at public transport rates on a weekly basis.

    Experience required:Kingdom Books is looking for volunteers with a passion for and awareness of books, and an interest in the bookselling sector. They are looking for people with good communication, organisational, time management, teamworking and multitasking skills. Use of IT and ability to use online delivery services is also required.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsKingdom Books, Clydesdale House, 9 Durie Street, Leven, Fife, KY8 4EZ

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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