We’re known for being one of the best places in Austin to give back with your most valuable resource: time. The only way we can serve literally tens of thousands of children each year is with the enthusiastic support of community volunteers like you!
It’s both fun and easy to be a meaningful part of BookSpring.
Corporate, Group and Individual Volunteering
Here are some things to consider when deciding if BookSpring is the right fit for you or your group’s volunteer efforts:
Due to our rather small facility and limited staff (some of us are part-timers), we currently can only accommodate volunteer groups of up to 12 individuals.
We have set days and hours that we can devote to working with volunteers. (Individuals can sign up to help Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Groups of up to 12 can signup the last Wednesday of every month between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.)
Our partners are mainly professional organizations, so most activities take place during regular school or business hours. There are some occasional nights and weekend events as well.
You can select your level of involvement: regular, set volunteer schedules are available, as well as one-time activity sign-ups.
Direct service with children and behind-the-scenes opportunities are available to suit everyone’s comfort level.
We welcome families and children volunteering together, and can work with individual and groups of responsible teens with parental permission.
Do’s and Don’ts of Reading
Eager to get started (or need a refresher)? Watch this by our friend Devo Carpenter from the Austin Public Library
Some jobs require heavy lifting, a criminal background check, and/or a driver’s license, which you can find out more about and complete at our monthly orientations. Join the dozens of community groups and hundreds of individuals who work with BookSpring each year to build a strong foundation for reading in children and families throughout Central Texas.
Groups or Individuals
Get started by attending a mandatory orientation for individuals and group leaders – that is, people who organize team volunteer efforts (group leaders of civic and corporate groups welcome–members of one-time teams will not need to attend orientations). We hold orientations the First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm or the Second Thursday of each month at 11:00 am at our office. Check back frequently as events are subject to change. Please sign up with the button below, then, select an upcoming orientation time.
If you are already a registered volunteer or part of a registered volunteer group, you can use the calendar below to search for upcoming activities. Simply click on the date and event you’d like to serve, and then click through to SignUp and provide your email, name, and phone number. Contact the event leader directly if you have questions.