The Books Between Kids Book Brigade is a team made up of volunteer leaders who are committed to the mission and vision of Books Between Kids. They play a foundational role within the organization by helping to lead and facilitate volunteer activities, promote the mission of Books Between Kids within the community, and identify ways in which the program can be strengthened.
The primary role of a Book Brigader is to help facilitate volunteer shifts at the Books Between Kids warehouse. Book Brigaders will work with Books Between Kids staff members to welcome, train, and assist volunteers with the many operational tasks that go on during a typical volunteer opportunity. Book Brigaders will commit to serving as volunteer leaders at least 2 times each academic semester. Book Brigaders are also valuable advisors who provide our staff and board members with insight and feedback on how our program can be strengthened.
Book Brigaders must be at least 16 years old, and have volunteered at least once at Books Between Kids. Once a volunteer has submitted an application to be a Book Brigader, they will be invited to shadow a BBK staff member and/or another Book Brigader during a volunteer shift so they can learn how to help facilitate a warehouse volunteer shift.
If you are a volunteer who feels passionately about our mission here at Books Between Kids, we would love to have you as one of our Book Brigaders. It is a great opportunity to get more involved in our mission and to become a leader in our effort to fight illiteracy in Houston by ensuring that every child is a book owner!
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