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 1,769,000 books.
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.
2.25 hours per shift for warehouse help. Volunteer shifts typically occur on Saturdays during the school year. Volunteer opportunities during the summer and weekdays are posted as needs arise. You can visit the Volunteer Calendar to get a quick view of any upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Instruction will be provided to new volunteers.
HELP AT WAREHOUSE (HARVIN DRIVE)
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.
BOOKS BETWEEN KIDS
Houston, Texas 77036
Houston, Texas 77036
Books Between Kids is located in Suites B & C at 9947 Harwin Drive.
(You will not be able to see 9947 from the street. Turn in between 9941 and 9949 Harwin Drive.)
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Paven M. (Troop 125) conducted a book drive. (2017)
Eagle: Ryan D. (Troop 125) helped design and build two custom rolling book carts, each able to hold 1,000 pounds of books. (2017)
Eagle: Noah P. (Troop 46) renovated BBK’s kitchen, installing new cabinets, a counter, shelving and a sink; refinishing and providing new furniture; and repainting the room. (2019)
Eagle: Bobby E. (Troop 11) conducted a book drive, delivering more than 4,500 books to BBK. (2020)
My daughters (8 and 6) and I volunteered at books between kids. Was a great place for younger kids to learn about giving back.
Latanya Johnson says
Please provide information about volunteer opportunities for a 12 year old.
Claire Furse says
Hi Ms. Johnson,
Thank you for your comment. To sign up to volunteer and view available shift times at Books Between Kids, please click here. If you would like more information, you can also email email@example.com or call them at 832-831-1402. I hope this is helpful! – Claire
do anyone know the deadline to sign up
Hi Karen –
Just keep checking the Books Between Kids Facebook page. There aren’t going to be any Warehouse volunteer days in May, but they’re going to post their Warehouse schedule for June soon. You can sign up online. Shifts are 2 hours long. Thanks for helping kids get more books!
Honey Nettle says
Hi! I am very interested to start a volunteer group and do it annually, and I have friends and co-workers who are willing to do it with me. I really would like to start doing it on my birthday on June 9th and I believe that it will be a great gift for myself and I think my friends and family would agree. I really believe that it will fill our hearts to see and know that we will be able to help people especially kids. I checked the claendar and nothing’s happening on June 9th, I really would like to start on that date. I am hoping that this organization will be able to help me, or allow me and my friends facilitate a volunteer project in helping kids. Most of us will be healthcare professionals, we can also help do health check-up or assessment. Hoping to hear good news from this organization soon.
Hello – Please contact BooksBetweenKids at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-831-1402. Thank you!