Love books? Organize a book drive for Africa.

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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Book drive organizers can be individuals, families, corporations, schools, clubs, religious groups or anyone that wants to start a library in Africa. Many book drives finish up with a packing party where everyone is thinking about whose hands that will next handle the books.


The African Library Project is a grassroots, all volunteer organization and at our heart are our book drives.

We're looking for YOU to become a Book Drive Organizer and start a library in Africa! Book Drive Organizers work with a school, religious organization, family, company or youth club to collect, sort, pack and ship gently used and new books directly to Africa with money they have raised for shipping costs.

1000 books creates a new library! These 1,000 books provides access to books to those that have none! You will be matched with a school or community in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, or Swaziland. You will get specific requests from the school or community, but generally we are looking for preschool-8th grade reading level books.

Book Drive Organizers are responsible for raising $500 to ship the books directly to Africa. You can find complete guidelines in the Book Drives section of our website by clicking on Start a Book Drive. Book drives usually last 6-8 weeks.

Are you now intrigued and interested in starting a book drive? If you are interested please copy and paste this link:


  • Literacy / Reading

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Kids Teens People 55+ Group

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