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 Sunday April 23
Stanford Museum Volunteer (Stanford)   
Visitor Service volunteers work at the information desks located in the lobbies of the museum. The volunteers are responsible for providing our visitors with the information and resources they need in order to have a positive and enriching museum experience. Our volunteers are considered ambassadors of the museum; they represent the University, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the Cantor Arts Center. Duties: • Actively greet visitors and welcome them to the museum • Provide accurate details related to the museum history, exhibitions, gallery rotations, programs and events • Assist with museum and Stanford campus way finding • Count and record visitor attendance • Work in cooperation with staff and volunteers to ensure visitors’ needs are met • Ensure information desks are organized and adequately stocked with museum related print collateral

 Monday April 17
Position: Volunteer Membership C (Redwood City)   
The Gorilla Foundation / Koko.org Position: Volunteer Membership Coordinator The Gorilla Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas and other great apes through interspecies communication research and education. Established in 1976, TGF is best known for “Project Koko,” the longest interspecies communication study in history and the only one involving gorillas — during which Koko has become an ambassador for great apes and a “Voice for Nature.” We are looking for volunteers to assist us at our business office (Redwood City) with Gorilla Foundation membership management, via mail, email and phone correspondences. Your service will help us raise funds more efficiently in order to transmit Koko’s legacy as an ambassador for her species to the next generation. Available Responsibilities (based on skills and interests): 1. Fulfillment of orders placed on our online store: koko.org/kokomart 2. Fulfillment of donor thank-you and outreach letters, and membership materials 3. Management of email and phone correspondences from members and the public 4. Help with social media and web postings on Koko’s Facebook, Twitter and web site 5. Reviewing, editing and answering letters to prospective donors, donors and partners 6. Database administration (if interested and have some experience) 7. Help with multimedia (photo and video) selection and rating (Please note that we do NOT currently have any volunteer opportunities that involve direct contact with the gorillas.) Necessary Qualifications: 1. A strong interest in The Gorilla Foundations work and mission 2. Attention to detail 3. Reliable — learning new tasks, completing projects to specs, asking questions 4. Basic Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Email, learning new apps 5. Good written and verbal communication skills Other Requirements: 1. Minimum commitment of 6 months 2. Available one day a week for a four hour shift between 9 am and 4 pm 3. Must be at least 18 years old How to Apply: Email: 1) a Cover letter summarizing your experience, interests, reasons for wanting to volunteer, questions about the position, and your availability), 2) a Resume of work, volunteer and educational experience 3) List of 2-3 professional and/or volunteer-related references 4) A 1-2 paragraph essay on “What Koko Means to Me” to: volunteer@Koko.org. All attachments MUST be in either Word or PDF format. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Gorilla Foundation’s cause!

 Sunday April 16
Love Books? Love Libraries? Won't you join us for a few hours a week to help keep our libraries up-to-date and thriving? FOPAL's monthly sales (always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month) of donated books and media raise much-needed funds to purchase new books, furniture, technology, and special programs for Palo Alto public libraries. Choose a task to suit your time, talents, and interests. Here is a selection of available jobs - and their special benefits, besides the immense satisfaction of giving back to your community! 1) Pick up donations and move boxes of books (meet friendly donors; free body-building exercise) 2) Sort new donations into subject categories (meet friendly fellow sorters; enjoy a first look at an amazing assortment of books) 3) Manage specific subject areas, organizing and pricing books for our monthly sales (share and expand your interests and knowledge) 4) Help staff our monthly Book Sales, held on the 2nd weekend of every month - we need cashiers, floor supervisors, and donation monitors (meet hundreds of fellow bookaholics, and experience the Thrill of the Marketplace!) 5) Work with our online sales team: research higher value books, list books online, fulfill/ship orders (exercise your mental muscles) 6) Work on our website, newsletters, and other publicity/outreach projects (exercise your urge to research, write, and communicate with your community) 7) Assist our Sales and Volunteer Manager with various administrative/publicity projects (exercise your creative and organizational talents) 8) Stock and staff our library branch bookshops (an important part of our sales effort; meet new people in our community) 9) And many more jobs to suit your time, inclinations, and expertise (your contribution will be greatly appreciated!) ** Students needing to fulfill community service hours requirements for school and corporate groups looking for one-time work projects can help us as well. To learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please call Janette Herceg, FOPAL Sales and Volunteer Manager, at 650-494-1266. For more information about our organization, visit our website at: www.fopal.org Our Main Sale Room is located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (portable building at rear of campus next to tennis courts, north entrance). WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

ASSIST IN FRIENDS BOOKSTORE MITCHELL PARK LIBRARY OR SUBSTITUTE Friends of the Palo Alto Library now has a bookstore inside the new Mitchell Park Library featuring many books, CD's, DVD's, and notecards for sale at very low prices. Payment is on the honor system, but FOPAL needs volunteers who would be willing to sit in the bookstore from 3 to 5 any afternoon Monday through Friday (or other days/times to suit your schedule) to restock shelves as needed, sell miscellaneous school supplies, and generally provide a friendly public face for FOPAL! We also need volunteers who would be willing to occasionally substitute for our regular store assistants. For more info about FOPAL, visit our website at: www.fopal.org, or call our Volunteer and Sales Manager, Janette Herceg, at 650-494-1266

In addition to our huge monthly sales of used books and media (2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month), Friends of the Palo Alto Library now sells the more valuable donated items on our Amazon storefront. We need volunteers who would like to learn how to: 1) do preliminary research of online prices to determine if items should be listed online; 2) create listings for books and media; 3) monitor listed prices to maintain competitiveness; or 4) pack and ship orders in a timely manner. Familiarity with computers, but not expertise, is needed for these tasks. Let us know if you'd like to learn more about getting involved with Friends of the Palo Alto Library (there are lots of ways to volunteer at FOPAL). Call Janette Herceg, FOPAL Sales and Volunteer Manager, at 650-494-1266 or complete our online Volunteer Interest Form at www.fopal.org and we'll get back to you promptly. For more information about Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please visit our website at www.fopal.org. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

ASSISTANT SECTION MANAGERS NEEDED FOR FOPAL's MONTHLY SALES The year-round monthly sales put on by Friends of the Palo Alto Library feature book sale rooms that are organized by subject matter -- just like a bookstore! To accomplish that, each section is managed by volunteer managers who select organize, research, and price the books in their sections. FOPAL is seeking additional volunteers who would like to ASSIST some of our section managers in the Main Book Sale Room in getting their sections ready for each sale. Currently we have openings in Reference, Politics, Biography/Memoir. If you have another special interest, let us know! This is a great opportunity to share your expertise and interest in your favorite subject area. Once you've learned the ropes, your hours and schedule are entirely flexible. To learn more about volunteering for FOPAL, call Janette Herceg, Sales and Volunteer Manager, at 650-494-1266 or fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at our website www.fopal.org.

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