Volunteering for groups

“We had a great time and we look forward to our next visit.”- One Brick, Philadelphia chapter
“We had a great time and we look forward to our next visit.”- One Brick, Philadelphia chapter

BTB hosts a variety of groups, from universities to interfaith groups, community service organizations and even birthday parties. We welcome groups of up to 6 people.

You will read letters from prisoners requesting books, search through our library of donated books for a good match, and package the books for mailing.

There are two ways your group can volunteer:

  • Regularly scheduled packing sessions: Books Through Bars has packing sessions every Tuesday from 7:30–9:30 PM and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM. We welcome groups of up to 6 people, but ask that you contact us ahead of time so we can accommodate you.
  • Special service: If you would like to organize a special service activity just for your group, we may be able to schedule it outside of our usual packing hours. Because of staffing constraints, we may not be able to accommodate every request—but please ask! Contact us at least two weeks in advance.