Volunteering at 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 sessions with 2nd and 3rd graders, to shelving donated books in our retail locations, to granting books to families at community events, the work our volunteers do aims to ensure that all Chicago children have what they need to become lifelong readers.

Update for Prospective Volunteers:

With the ongoing suspension of some of our programs, we are not able to take on new volunteers in our reading and writing programs at this time. We are able to welcome new volunteers to our West Loop Bookstore and Pilsen Warehouse & Bookstore, so please fill out this form to submit your interest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at [email protected].