Reading Is Fundamental Books for Ownership
Are you enthusiastic about reading? Do you enjoy spending time with children? If so, you might be the perfect volunteer for the Reading Is Fundamental Books for Ownership Program! Volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Visit schools on RIF Day, assist the librarians with motivational activities, and read aloud to a group of children.
- Encourage children to choose their own “forever book.”
- Be silly and make reading FUN!!
- Volunteer during school hours, Monday through Friday, in the Austin area.
Reach out and Read
Want to put a big smile on a little face? Our volunteers help the Reach Out and Read program provide young readers with gently used children’s books through 23 Austin area medical clinics. Volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Conduct your own book drive, a perfect opportunity for your group, business, or organization.
- Help us to sort and label donated books.
- Deliver books to clinics around Austin.
- Volunteer Monday to Friday between 9:00- 4:00
While we’re big on books, we’re small on staff. The only way we can serve over 50,000 children each year is with the enthusiastic support of volunteers like you. We have a wide range of opportunities available, from professional to general office help.
- Read and review books that will be used in all BookSpring programs.
- Use your HTML or other computer skills to help with our newsletters.
- Fold, stuff, label, and stamp materials for bulk mailings.
- Assist with public relations, research, and marketing support.
- Shelve and organize books for all programs.
- Help with fundraising and grant writing.