Local volunteers help pack  boxes

Local volunteers help pack boxes

Our programs at BOOKS for the BARRIOS are made possible through the efforts of thousands of dedicated citizens who volunteer their time. Many of our volunteers are fulfilling community service hours. Thousands of volunteers have helped us over the past 30 years, and scores continue to do so even today. Volunteers are our lifeline. We have been certified by the “Charities Under 1% Overhead” organization! We are committed to making sure that your contributions get to the children and schools that need them and are not wasted in running the charity.

Some of our young volunteers eager to help

Some of our young volunteers eager to help and learn about their peers in the Philippines “Just Like Them”

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, consider giving a few hours of your time. You will help make a difference in the lives of millions of children, and help improve the environment at the same time. You will get back in gratification as much as you give in time and effort. Our ­volunteers enjoy working on a team with other committed people, supporting and learning from one another.

BOOKS for the BARRIOS needs volunteers to provide a wide range of services including:

  • Social networking and marketing to promote the work of the organization
  • Fundraising activities
  • Office administration / IT services
  • Teacher training consulting (for experienced elementary school teachers)