Volunteer Librarian


Cause Areas


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




Description of Position

Visit treehousebooks.org/volunteer to apply!

Come join our volunteer-staffed Giving Library by organizing and inventorying our growing library as well as selecting and packaging book donations to go out into the community. Volunteers should be ready and enthusiastic to regularly interact with the people of our community, help them find certain books, suggests books, and engage in conversation. Our Volunteer Librarians are a crucial part of our operation and the face of our bookstore to those who are coming in for a book or dropping off a donation. Our Library is open 10 am- 6 pm, Monday-Friday and are scheduling shifts at a minimum of two hours. Become an essential part of our Giving Library today!

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Track, organize, and display our Free Sidewalk Books Cart and Table
  • Keep appropriate and meticulous records of the number of books that community members select from the library with Google Forms
  • Track Library Foot Traffic with Google Forms
  • Collect donations from Community Members
  • Engage with Community Members as they come into the Library
  • Organize and inventory books according to systems discussed at training
  • Select and Pack books to go out for distribution
  • Promote Tree House Books as a place to give and get books in Philadelphia

All Tree House Books Volunteers must be able to obtain and submit the following clearances by the date of their first scheduled volunteer shift:

  • FBI Cogent Fingerprints
  • Child Abuse Clearances
  • Criminal Background Checks


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading / Writing
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Minimum of two hour shifts
  • FBI Fingerprints, Criminal Background Check, and Child Abuse Clearance

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