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.


We are currently welcoming new volunteers into some of our program & operations roles. To submit your interest and availability, please complete our New Volunteer Application.

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