Do you want to work with kids? Do you have weekday availability? Click the drop down bar to learn more!
|Reading Buddies||Be an enthusiastic reading coach for 1-2 elementary students.||Select schools across the city.||Twice-weekly, on weekdays, during the school year. Commit for an entire semester.|
|ReadThenWrite||Help guide a teenage author through book discussion, memoir-writing, and the editing process, then celebrate their published work at the end of the program.||Select schools across the city.||Twice-weekly, on weekdays, during the school year. Commit for an entire session (8-16 weeks).|
|Creative Writing Workshops||Help young authors turn their life experiences into prose, poetry, and slam poetry.||Open Books West Loop.||Two-hour sessions on weekday mornings, year-round. Sign up as your schedule permits.|
|Publishing Academy||Join a teenage author for the magical journey from blank page to published novel, providing encouragement and editing along the way.||Open Books West Loop.||Three mornings a week during a summer session (4 weeks). Commit for the entire session.|
Do you want to work in one (or both) of our two retail locations? Click the drop down bar to find out more!
|West Loop||651 W. Lake St.|
Chicago, IL 60661
|Various shifts during regular store hours (Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm, Sun Noon - 6 pm).||Sign up for the shifts your schedule permits.|
|Pilsen||905 W. 19th St.|
Chicago, IL 60608
|Various shifts during regular store hours (Wed - Sun 10 am - 4 pm) and warehouse hours (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)||Sign up for the shifts your schedule permits.|
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in creating an ongoing partnership between Open Books and your company or organization? Please reach out to our Operations Director, Ryan Jackson at 312.475.1355 x117 or [email protected]
Have questions about volunteering? Let us know!
312.475.1355 x 119
Check out an upcoming
New Volunteer Info Session below!
2.) After you’re all informed, you’ll have the opportunity to attend an orientation for any (or all!) of our departments: Programs, West Loop, and Pilsen, while we perform. Complete a background check form and get you all ready to go.
4.) Get volunteering!