Books Through Bars depends on many different levels of volunteer involvement.
Download our Volunteer Recruitment flyer – and share with others!
The easiest way to get involved with Books Through Bars is to participate in one of our regularly scheduled book packing activities.
Tuesday nights, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month, 11 AM – 2PM
You will read letters from prisoners requesting educational materials, search through our library of donated books for a good match, and package the books for mailing. No need to RSVP – just come by and we’ll get you started.
If you and a group of 5-20 friends/co-workers/classmates would like to organize a special service activity just for your group, let us know. Because we have our own constraints, we may not be able to accommodate every request – but please ask! Email email@example.com for more information.
We can definitely use your help in other ways! There are a wide variety of office-related tasks – such as sorting and shelving book donations, opening mail, responding to non-book requests from prisoners, updating our email list, maintaining our database and many other assorted tasks. If you can commit to at least 1 hour per week – or a few hours per month – let us know. We’ll determine what makes best sense for you and for Books Through Bars. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are always in desperate need of drivers! If you’re willing to pick up (and deliver) books on occasion, please let us know. Email email@example.com for more information.
Have a special skill to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can put it to use!