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Volunteer at the Book Warehouse

Support your local library by volunteering with the Friends of the Houston Public Library at the Book Warehouse! No prior training/experience is needed; guidance will be provided at the Book Warehouse. We welcome all volunteers ages 13 and up. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you are comfortable in. For Friends of HPL volunteers 17 or younger: Please print our volunteer liability release form and have you and your parent or guardian sign it and bring it in with you on your first shift with the Friends of HPL. You can locate the form here. Duties: Scanning donated and discarded books using Neatoscan scanner Sorting and moving books into appropriate area (listing, research, recycle, etc.) General warehouse projects such as, breaking down boxes, moving books to other areas, and sorting books for community book sales Listing books on Amazon Location: Our Book Warehouse is located at 6510 W. Little York, 77040 in the Chase Bank plaza. We are located between the bank and the CVS. Thanks for volunteering with the Friends of the Houston Public Library!

Houston, TX

12/3/19 10:00 AM + more

Warehouse Work Day- Big Awesome Book Sort Pack-Up

Grab your friends and family to come volunteer on Monday, November, 25th! We are preparing for December's Big Awesome Book Sort and we need your help. We will be moving 4 pallets worth of boxes from our warehouse to our event space. We will need volunteer support to load trucks at our warehouse and then unload at the event space. Note: The tasks for this volunteer opportunity are very physical and include lifting boxes ranging from 25lbs to 50lbs, bending over, and counting titles.

Houston, TX

11/25/19 9:00 AM

Piney Point Elementary Read Houston Read (HISD) 2019-2020

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD's Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the oppotunity to significantly impact a child's life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the Read Houston Read button on www.Connectg4Literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.

Houston, TX

3/4/20 8:00 AM + more

James H. Law Elementary Read Houston Read (HISD)

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD's Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child's life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the Read Houston Read button on www.Connect4Literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.

Houston, TX

11/26/19 8:30 AM + more

McNamara ES Read Houston Read (HISD)

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD's Literacy by 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child's life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the REad HOuston Read button on www. Connect4Literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.

Houston, TX

1/21/20 1:00 PM + more

McNamara Real Men Read (HISD)

Real Men Read is a program designed to support HISD's Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our MENtors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of children as thier future success by reading and engaging in fun activites with them once a month. Please click Real Men Read link on the Volunteers tab to learn more about the program and how to become a MENtor before signing up.

Houston, TX

12/19/19 9:00 AM + more

Pilgrim Academy Read Houston Read (HISD)

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD’s Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child’s life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the Read Houston Read button on www.Connect4Literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.

Houston, TX

12/3/19 1:00 PM + more

Cunningham Elementary - Read Houston Read

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support Houston ISD's Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reduce the cycle of low literacy in Houston. HISD currently partners with over 50 elementary schools in their district and each campus needs approximately 5 volunteers for each shift. The dates and times vary per campus. Help make an impact in a child's life by signing up to be a mentor for Read Houston Read!

Houston, TX

12/23/19 9:00 AM + more

Bruce Elementary Real Men Read (HISD)

Real Men Read is a program designed to support HISD's Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As on of our MENtors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of children as their futrue success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a month. Please click Real Men Read link on the Volunteers tab to learn more about the program and how to become a MENtor before signing up.

Houston, TX

12/13/19 1:30 PM + more

Jefferson Read Houston Read (HISD)

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD’s Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child’s life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the Read Houston Read button onwww.Connect4Literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.

Houston, TX

2/5/20 9:30 AM + more

A.A. Milne Elementary School (Read Houston Read) HISD

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD's Literacy By 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of community-wide effort to reverse the cycle of low literacy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child's life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the Read Houston Read button on www.connect4literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.7

Houston, TX

12/3/19 12:30 PM + more

James H. Law Elementary

Read Houston Read is a program designed to support HISD's LiteracyBy 3 movement, which aims to have every child reading on grade level by the end of third grade. This is part of a community-wide effort to reverse the cyle of low lteracy in Houston. As one of our mentors, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact a child's life and future success by reading and engaging in fun activities with them once a week. Please click the Read Houston Read button on www.Connect4Literacy.org to learn more about the program and how to become a mentor before signing up.

Houston, TX

5/5/20 8:30 AM + more

 

Volunteers Change Lives

 

Interested in joining our army of partners and volunteers working to combat Houston’s literacy crisis?     

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation works diligently to expand the capacity of school districts, libraries and community-based literacy service providers to serve people in need through volunteerism and service.

Today, Connect4Literacy.org is Houston’s go-to platform for those wanting to volunteer and become a point of light by working to improve literacy rates. The interactive platform allows volunteers to search volunteer opportunities, form volunteer teams, track and print transcripts of service hours, and much more.