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Southwest Human Development

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Southwest Human Development

Looking for a way to give back that you can do on your own schedule and that will benefit Arizona's children?

Sign up at www.swhd.org/librarian

We’ve installed more than 200 Little Free Libraries throughout Arizona. Volunteers are needed to help us check on the book stations in your neighborhood. With just a few small steps, you can make a big difference.

  1. Sign up at www.swhd.org/librarian to notify us of your interest and to share the location(s) you’re able to visit
  2. We’ll send you a list of locations in your area where libraries are installed.
  3. You visit the Libraries, take photos, complete a short questionnaire about the Library, and email with your observations.
    1. Questionnaire:
      1. Is the library in the location listed?
      2. Photos of all four sides of Library, close-ups of any obvious damage
  • How many books are in the library? (estimate is ok)
  1. Is there any visible damage to the library structure or paint? If so, please describe.
  1. Optional: Do a Social Media post, tagging Southwest Human Development and sharing how you’re #volunteering and #socialdistancing with #littlefreelibrary in this time of need!


  • Bring disinfecting wipes for the handle.
  • Don’t touch books without wiping down first.
  • Be sure to GPS the location before you head out.

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About Southwest Human Development


2850 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008, US

Mission Statement

At Southwest Human Development we strive to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and positive future. Several decades of research clearly demonstrate that each child's earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development - intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral. A child who starts life and school with a healthy foundation is at a distinct advantage. We at Southwest Human Development are committed to creating a positive future for all young children.


Founded in 1981 by early childhood educators, Southwest Human Development focuses on young children ages birth to five. Southwest Human Development serves more than 135,000 children and families each year with the goal of helping children establish a healthy foundation by preventing problems before they begin, or when they already exist, intervening as early and effectively as possible. Southwest Human Development is committed to using the latest research and best practices to create and implement its services. Young children and families rely on the organization for help through over 40 different public and private programs and projects in the following areas: child health and development; Head Start; disabilities; early literacy; and training for early childhood professionals. We are the Easter Seals affiliate for Central and Northern Arizona.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed

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