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VOLUNTEER WITH BOOKSPRING!

We’re big on books, but small on staff. We’re known for being one of the best places in Austin to give back with your most valuable resource: time. From reading aloud at one of our partner elementary schools to helping us sort books here at our headquarters, we have a volunteer opportunity to fit you!

Join us in our mission and become an ambassador for literacy.


LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER AS AN INDIVIDUAL?

Click here for more information.

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER WITH A GROUP?

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New Volunteers

New to BookSpring? Start by filling out an application and signing up for our monthly orientation. Orientations are held the third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am or 6:00 pm for approximately 30 minutes. Please note BookSpring cannot provide volunteer placements for mandatory community service programs.

Current Volunteers

If you are already a registered volunteer, view our calendar of upcoming activities and sign up to volunteer!

Link to log hours here.

There are now in-office book sorting/labeling shifts every day of the work week, with expanded evening and weekend hours. These are mostly open to both individuals and to groups, so make sure you reserve an open slot for yourself or for your group members if applicable. The new schedule is as follows:
 
Mondays from 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Tuesdays from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Wednesdays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (INDIVIDUALS ONLY, NO GROUPS) 
Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fridays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LAST Saturday of every month (except April) from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Please make sure to check SignUp, as the schedule is subject to cancellations and we require every volunteer to sign up online.

VIDEO TRAINING

Do’s and Dont’s of reading aloud to a group of children, by our friend Devo Carpenter from the Austin Public Library.

Click to read for testimonials from BookSpring volunteers!

QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT BOOKSPRING?

Contact our Program Assistant, Lauren Gant , at lauren@bookspring.org or (512) 472-1791 EXT. 222