One-time Volunteer Opportunities

The following opportunities are great ways for you to get involved in-person. Check back with us regularly, as we will post more as soon as they are scheduled.

If you have a skill you would like to share, we are always looking for volunteers to help with marketing, grant writing, event planning, fundraising, library collection building etc. Please reach out to us via books@accessbooksbayarea.org.

Volunteer to prep wall for mural painting 

When: Thu, October 12, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: Capitan Jason M Dahl Elementary, 3200 Water St, San Jose, CA 95111 Open Volunteer Spots: 4

Volunteer to do mural prep/tracing for Access Books Bay Area’s library revitalization project at Dahl Elementary. We will be tracing outlines of projected images to prep for the painting of colorful literacy murals. You don’t need to be an artist but should have the ability to use a pencil with precision.  This opportunity is best for adults and teens age 15…Find Out More

Volunteer at Dahl Elementary – Sat, Oct 14, 2023, 9am-3pm

When: Sat, October 14, 2023 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: Captain Jason M Dahl Elementary, 3200 Water Street, San Jose, CA 95111 Open Volunteer Spots: 9

Help Access Books Bay Area to process brand new books and paint murals to revitalize the school library at Dahl Elementary in San Jose. Book processing involves stamping, adhering bar code labels, alphabetizing, and organizing the books. The book processing will take place indoors. Painting will be both indoors and outdoors and will involve painting pre-traced…Find Out More

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.

Fundraising & Corporate Outreach Team Member

Where: The San Francisco Bay Area, California Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Role Summary   Access Books Bay Area is looking for a volunteer to join our Corporate Outreach and Fundraising team. You will play an integral role in our organization by liaising with our corporate partners and driving fundraise initiatives through grant applications. This position includes the potential to become a member of the Access Books Bay…Find Out More

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…Find Out More

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…Find Out More