FRIENDS OF THE HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
What Is It?: The Friends processes books that have been donated by Houston Public Library branches and by the community, then sells the books at affordable quarterly book sales and on its Amazon storefront. The sales fund literacy and cultural programs for the Houston community.
Help Needed: Sort and scan books, list books for sale on Amazon, help move boxes in the warehouse,or similar tasks.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 13
ORGANIZE DONATED BOOKS
Sort donated and discarded books for community book sales, and/or scan books using Neatoscan scanner.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE HELP
Break down boxes, move books to other areas, and similar physical tasks, or enter book details for potential buyers around the world.
HELP WITH BOOK SALES
Help set up, assist customers and sell books, and/or help put away books and displays at the Friends of HPL’s regular book sales.
University of Houston Metropolitan Volunteer Program volunteers, 2015
YES Prep volunteers
Books in warehouse
University of Houston Metropolitan Volunteer Program volunteers, 2016
Alief Elsik High School PALS volunteers, 2015
Breakthrough Houston volunteers, 2014
YES Prep volunteers, 2015
Volunteers from Cypress Falls and Lamar High Schools, 2013
University of Houston Metropolitan Volunteer Program volunteers, 2014
Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation Young Professionals Group, 2016
Setting up for Spring Book Sale, 2016
Preparing for Spring Book Sale, 2016
University of Houston Center for Student Involvement's Community Action Break, 2015
Kids Book Fest volunteer