Thank you so much for your interest in corporate volunteering with Open Books!


We offer a variety of continuous opportunities for corporations:

Creative Writing Workshop – Writing Coaches

    • Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday morning from 9am to 12:30pm during the school year. Workshop schedule varies based on time of year and when schools have booked their trips. Workshops are not available during school breaks.

    • Number of Volunteers: 6-15

    • Requirements: Desire to work with children. No experience is necessary in writing or teaching. All workshops are led from the front, and volunteers will get a brief orientation upon arrival. Volunteers must be able to support and encourage students through the writing process, while following the directives of the Open Books staff member.

West Loop Bookstore Volunteering

    • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday  between 9am - 7pm. Our needs for volunteers in the bookstore vary depending on events happening throughout the week like special sales, programs, or other events.

    • Number of Volunteers: 3-20 volunteers

    • Requirements: Desire to support our staff with daily tasks like shelving, inventorying, and scanning books. No experience is necessary as volunteers will get a brief orientation upon arrival.


To confirm your interest, please click here to complete an application for your group and reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Alison Gerber at 312.475.1355 x119 or [email protected]

Want to do a book drive for Open Books?

Fantastic! Here's everything you need to know: The Book Drive Book (.pdf)