At October Books, we have five part-time staff members, all the rest are volunteers.If you’d like to be a part of a vibrant community bookshop, drop us an email ( about one of these roles:

Ethical Products Co-ordinator

Shop Volunteer

Below is a partial list of basic jobs that volunteers could be expected to do in the shop. However, we hope to find things for volunteers to do that suit their capabilities and interests. (For example, helping with design, IT, or marketing etc.)

Basic Duties include

-Serving customers in a polite, friendly and helpful manner

-Processing Customer orders

-Operating an electronic cash register and credit card machine

-Changing till roll and card machine rolls when needed

-Clearing any rubbish and recycling as and when needed

-Re-stocking shelves

-Keeping till area clean and tidy

-Attending shop staff meetings if required

-Cleaning and tidying shop, displays, windows, office, and store rooms

-Processing deliveries

-Using book search engines and data bases to help with customer book enquiries



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