Culture Stock book store in need of volunteers
By Stephanie Lulay firstname.lastname@example.org August 30, 2013 4:36PM
Updated: October 2, 2013 6:38AM
AURORA — Downtown’s Culture Stock book store is in need of about 20 volunteers, according to executive director Nicole Mullins.
On Friday, the book store was forced to close the entire day for lack of volunteers. Increasingly, Mullins has had to make the decision to modify the shop’s normal business hours. The non-profit used book store is 100 percent operated by volunteer staff.
“We’ve had a handful of volunteers that have gone back to college, stay-at-home moms who have gone back to school and [some volunteers] that were laid off have gone back to work,” Mullins said.
To maintain current hours, she is looking for 20 people who can commit to volunteering at the book store at least two hours per week.
The book store is hosting three volunteer information sessions at the store, 43 E. Galena, next week: 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Thursday, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
The used book store, which hosts arts, culture and educational events for the community, is run by local non-profit L.I.F.T. Aurora.
Culture Stock opened in October 2012 in the city-owned Vargas Building.