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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Behind the Book is looking for volunteers to design and format the books written and illustrated by our students, who work with our published authors to create the content. Directed by our art directors, volunteers will be responsible for short-term projects, and can commit on a project-to-project basis. Volunteers may work from home, but it is preferable that he/she live in or very near New York City. Proficiency in InDesign is required. This opportunity is ideal for someone with a passion for education and literacy, but also an eye for design, skill with computers and the required software, and a desire to build a portfolio of professional work.

See examples of our previously published student books here:

To apply, please send a link to a portfolio or examples of your work, along with a message about your interest, to Please indicate Book Designer in the subject line.


  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Graphic Design / Print

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment


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