Volunteering with Open Books

Our corps of dedicated volunteers make it possible for us to expand access to high-quality programming, books, and literacy resources. From 1:1 coaching with 2nd and 3rd graders, to shelving books in our retail locations, to granting books to families at community events, the work our volunteers do ensures that all Chicago children have what they need to become lifelong readers.

To submit your interest and availability, please complete the application below.

If you would like to learn more before you apply, please attend one of our upcoming information sessions or contact us at [email protected].

Upcoming New Volunteer Information Sessions

Info sessions are currently on hold, but check back in March for more dates! You can still apply to begin volunteering without attending a session, so please just let us know if you have questions at [email protected]

*Please note that all volunteers must be 18 years or older, submit a background check, and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.