Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond.
The Open Books store is a donation-based wonderland of used (and some new!) books. All book sales support Open Books' literacy programs, which have served over 10,000 students to date. We are very excited to bring on a new team of bookstore volunteers at the end of March. We bring new store volunteers on only every four months, so now is the time to join! Bookstore volunteers help with all work that allows our store to thrive: providing the top-notch customer service we are proud to be known for, inventorying and shelving books, assisting with events, and more. Volunteers enjoy a fun work environment and join a lively team of 80 volunteers who support the bookstore each month!
Bookstore volunteers must commit to three shifts per month (10 hours) for a minimum of three consecutive months. Evening and weekend shifts are available. Attendance at an Open Books orientation and a bookstore orientation is required to get started.
To learn more about the opportunity, click here.
To sign up for an orientation, click here.
To fill out our bookstore form, click here.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Three shifts/month for three consecutive months