Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: A charity that collects gently used books and distributes them to Houston’s at-risk children.  Since 2013 Books Between Kids has distributed more than 700,000 books.


Help Needed:Help organize books at the warehouse on Harwin Drive, or collect books to donate.

Minimum Age to Volunteer: Children as young as 5 are welcome, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please provide 1 adult to supervise every 2 children under age 10 and 1 adult for every 5 children ages 10-15.

Help Needed


Volunteer projects vary depending on need, but volunteers often help count books, sort books, pack books into boxes, or move boxes of books around the warehouse.  They can also prepare school inventory lanes, prepare boxes of books to be sent off to schools, or even clean and reorganize the warehouse.


Books Between Kids welcomes donations of gently used Pre-K through 5th-grade books.  They especially need 2nd-5th grade chapter books, and also are grateful for donations of:

Story books, Chapter books, Learn-to-read books, Children’s non-fiction books, Board/toddler books, Spanish or dual language books (Pre-K through 2nd grade).

More information about the books they can and cannot use is available on the BBK website.

Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:
Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?
Examples of past Scout projects

Comments / Reviews

Comments about “BOOKS BETWEEN KIDS

  • My daughters (8 and 6) and I volunteered at books between kids. Was a great place for younger kids to learn about giving back.

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