Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

My Home Library- Big Awesome Book Sort (December)

Grab your friends on Friday and Saturday, December 6th & 7th to volunteer your time to help sort books at the Big Awesome Book Sort event. Come be a part of getting new books in the hands of nearly 5,000 children across the Houston-area!



The Big Awesome Book Sort is initiative of Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s My Home Library program which is aimed at providing more children free access to books in the home. Children log onto the My Home Library website to create a wish list of six brand new books to build their home library. Then, members of the community sponsor a child's library.


At December’s Big Awesome Book Sort event, volunteers will sort and bag nearly 30,000 books selected by children at thirteen Houston-area schools.

On Friday morning (12/6 - 9am-11:30am) volunteers will help to set-up, unloading and sorting boxes of books. Please note volunteers must be willing and able to carry up to 15-25lbs during this shift.

During Friday’s (12/6) afternoon shift (12pm-3:30pm) and both shifts on Saturday (12/7) volunteers will sort, bundle and package each student’s wish list of 6 books!



The Big Awesome Book Sort event will be held at the Region 4 Education Service Center, 7200 Northwest 100 Dr., Houston, TX 77092. Due to capacity restrictions at our event, participation requires registration.





Volunteers age 13-18 are welcome to participate. Please email the opportunity coordinator for more information. All volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring a volunteer liability waiver to the event, signed by their parent or guardian. This waiver can be found at this link.

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