Looking for a program where you can volunteer as a family? We love it when families volunteer together, and these families love it too! Jack (age 12) and his mom spent quite a few Saturday mornings at the Books Between Kids warehouse last year, satisfying his scouting requirements, and in his own words, Jack wanted to tell everyone about his experience:
I chose to volunteer at Books Between Kids as part of a Boy Scout badge – Citizen in the Community. I am very glad I chose it as I was researching the issue of literacy in our community. Both times I went, I was tasked with placing books at the end of tables for other volunteers to sort, but I also did some sorting and boxing. My mom was a big factor in my BBK time, as she volunteered with me on both my trips to the warehouse. I have volunteered 9 hours total at BBK.
I think I will continue to go to BBK for future scout projects. I have enjoyed the time spent helping them get books ready to give away. BBK was a great experience for me. It would be great if many kids my age began to go there on a regular basis, and the more volunteers, the more books sorted and packaged, which means more happy kids that would not have access to reading any other way. I think that if kids like me helped, it would be huge.
To join Jack in volunteering at our warehouse this year, please click here to go to our sign-up on VolunteerSpot . If you have a group that would like to come together, email our Volunteer Coordinator, Katie, at email@example.com.