Volunteer Details

Important Details about your Upcoming Shift:

Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled volunteer shift so you can check in and receive instructions and start on time.  We open the warehouse doors 10 minutes before the start of the shift and will begin all projects and training promptly.  

You will be volunteering at our warehouse, which is located at 9947 Harwin Drive, Suite B, Houston, TX 77036.  Please note that you will not be able to see 9947 from the street. Turn in between 9941 and 9949 Harwin Drive.  Come straight back between the two buildings and our warehouse is on the right. Look for the BBK banner hanging outside the doorway.

 

Volunteer Requirements for Minors:

 

  • Children over the age of 5 are welcome for sorting shifts.
  • Inventory shifts are suitable for volunteers 14 years old and up.
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • For student groups, please provide 1 adult to supervise every 2 children under age 10 and 1 adult for every 5 children ages 10 through 15.

 

What to wear:

Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and close-toed, rubber-soled shoes.  Our warehouse is not climate controlled, so consider the outside temperature when planning your attire and dress in layers, if needed.  

What to bring:

We highly recommend bringing a water bottle with you.  If you would like other drinks or snacks, feel free to bring them.  No food or drinks are allowed in our warehouse, so these must be consumed in our volunteer lobby.

Special needs? Just let us know:  

If you require any special accommodations please let us know before your volunteer shift so we can plan accordingly.  Unfortunately, our warehouse is currently not ADA accessible.  

Want to get a head start?

Take a look at our volunteer training video. This video will help you get acquainted with the various tasks and book categories before arriving at the warehouse.

If you need to cancel:

Please do so as soon as possible by dropping your registration online at https://givepul.se/a2849 or by emailing volunteer@booksbetweenkids.org.

If you are volunteering as a group:

Please pass this information on to your volunteers. If they haven’t already, please encourage your group members to register with BBK by visiting givepul.se/a2849 and clicking “Become a Member”. This will allow us to keep track of hours and will make the check-in process at the warehouse for your group much faster!!  If you will have less/more volunteers in your group than what you previously signed up for, please return to GivePulse and adjust your reservation or email us at volunteer@booksbetweenkids.org.