NOTE: WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEERS!

We’ve had more volunteer applications lately than we know what to do with – as such, we’re leaving the work to our already-trained volunteers for the time being, and will not be not training new volunteers for now! If you are looking to volunteer with us for the first time, thank you for your interest – please check back at this page in a month or two to see if things have opened up.

For our current volunteers: Please do not attend any of our regular shifts unless you have been fully vaccinated, plus two weeks for the vaccine to take effect.

 

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) with only one part-time paid staff member, the majority of our work is done through volunteer labor. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to read book requests from incarcerated individuals and comb through our library of books to find the perfect fit.

We welcome individuals, students, court-ordered community service volunteers, and small groups. (We are eligible for hours-matching with employers!) Volunteers with previous experience in a library setting or who are avid readers are best prepared to help choose books from our library, but we welcome all who love to learn and are passionate about human rights!


Where are you located? When can I volunteer?

Our volunteer space is located in Greenwood, near bus routes 5 and 45! For the precise address, as well as other important information, please contact us directly.

We are a drop-in volunteer organization. To get started volunteering, you must first attend an orientation – once you have completed an orientation, you may come to any one of our open volunteer hours in whatever way fits with your schedule.

Orientations take place at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, every Tuesday and Thursday, but you MUST email us before showing up. If you show up for the first time without contacting us first, you may be turned away.


Hours

Tuesday: 4 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am -1:30 pm, 4 pm – 8 pm

Thursday: 4 pm – 8 pm

To join our operational volunteer e-mail list, where we post closures, extra hours, and important updates for volunteers, subscribe here.


Looking to complete court-ordered community service?

Please contact us at bookstoprisoners@live.com, as we have some additional information we need from you before you begin volunteering.


Need our EIN?

It’s 91-6172244!