Volunteer Hours

  • Regular Volunteer Hours:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 9 pm

    Saturday Hours:
    10 am – 4 pm on:
    9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/9, 1/15 (MLK Monday), 2/24, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/9

    Daytime Hours:
    11 am to 3:30 pm on:
    8/31

    10 am – 1 pm on:
    10/11, 12/6

Regular Volunteering:  If you would like to help, just come by our office and we’ll get you started. There’s no need to sign up ahead of time and you can stay for as long as you wish. For your first visit please arrive at the start of the shift and plan to stay at least two hours. Please email or call us at 617-423-3298 if you have any questions.

Kids under 16:  Most of the work we do is inappropriate for children under 16.  Please see our “Work Involved” page for more info on the specific tasks that volunteers do.  Many tasks require a general knowledge of books that that younger kids often don’t have.  In addition, letters from prisoners sometimes contain comments and life stories that may be inappropriate for kids. If your child under 16 is interested in volunteering and is a book enthusiast, he or she is welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups:  If you are planning on coming with a group of five or more people, please call or email at least a week in advance.   See our “Group Volunteering” page for more details.