Volunteer

One-time Volunteer Opportunities

The following opportunities are great ways for you to get involved in-person. All in-person volunteer opportunities with Access Books Bay Area during COVID follow strict distancing and masking protocols, and are held outdoors.

Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID there may be no in-person opportunities available at any given time. Check back with us regularly, as we will post more as soon as they are scheduled.


Sorry, there are no volunteer opportunities available right now.

Flexible Volunteer Opportunities

Flexible volunteer opportunities offer you the opportunity to contribute to our cause on your own time, in your own way. The following opportunities for flexible volunteering are available now.


Donate Books

When: Please contact us at books@accessbooksbayarea.org to arrange a date and location before dropping off. Where: email books@accessbooksbayarea.org for drop off location information Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

WE DO NOT ACCEPT ADULT BOOKS OR BOOKS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. We accept the following types of book donations: Used Books – You can give a new life to the books you don’t need anymore!  Please only recent/high quality, elementary school books.  Please no workbooks, or books that are worn or have been

Conduct a book drive (great for families!)

When: On your own time, usually over the course of a few weeks. Where: Your neighborhood somewhere in the Bay Area, California Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Share your love of reading, while giving back to the community. This is a great project for families, including families with young children! Run a book drive for Access Books Bay Area by collecting books and donations from relatives, classmates, neighbors, and community members. By doing so, you will contribute to Access Books Bay Area’s

Paint a little library box

When: On your own time between January and March 2021 Where: Your home somewhere in the bay area, California Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

If you have artistic skills and would like to help, you can volunteer to paint one of our lending library boxes constructed by another volunteer. A colorful, interesting looking book box will draw the eye and help guide children to the box, and then to the books inside! Volunteers will provide their own paint and

Build a Little Library Box

When: Between January and March of 2021 Where: Your Home in the Bay Area, California Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

In today’s era of distance learning, many schools and districts have been unable to provide access to pleasure reading books to their students, as school and classroom libraries have been temporarily closed for the 2020-2021 school year. To support these unique challenges during these unprecedented times, the team at Access Books Bay Area is offering