Please note that our processing center will be closed on the following upcoming holidays, so that our staff can celebrate with family and friends:
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
Regular Volunteer Hours
Bernie’s Book Bank realizes that accomplishing our mission is impossible without the help and dedication of many.
When you volunteer for Bernie’s Book Bank, it is our goal to ensure that you receive much MORE than you give.
Individuals or individual families are welcome to join us at any of the following drop-in volunteer times shown below.
If you have a group of four (4) or more, see group hours listed below. Otherwise, just show up! Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
DROP IN VOLUNTEER HOURS:
Drop in means you come and leave when you want during the following times:
Monday: CLOSED to volunteers.
Tuesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
We strive to meet your scheduling needs! Groups can be scheduled for 1-2 hours during the following time slots:
Mondays: CLOSED to groups.
Tuesdays: sessions can begin at 12:00 p.m. Sessions end at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: sessions can begin at 12:00 p.m. Sessions end at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: sessions can begin at 11:00 a.m. Sessions end at 3:30 p.m.
Friday: sessions can begin at 1:00 p.m. Sessions end at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: sessions can begin at 11:00 a.m. Sessions end at 4:00 p.m.
Have a few dates and times in mind and contact Joe by email: [email protected] or call 847-231-2447
Collecting books is fun. So is volunteering in our warehouse!
Bernie’s Book Bank relies on hundreds of volunteers to sort, sticker and bag collections of books for at-risk children. It’s fun, easy, not messy or physically taxing, and very rewarding.
We encourage groups of any size to spend their community service hours sorting and packaging books for us. Each week, we host large groups from businesses, religious and civic organizations, and kids organizations (Scouts, sports teams, confirmation classes, college clubs, etc.) We will be happy to set up a special volunteer opportunity for groups of four or more by appointment. Send an email to [email protected] or call 847-231-2447.
We also offer corporations and businesses the opportunity to host teambuilding activities in the warehouse. Click here to learn more about having a Corporate Engagement Teambuilding Event at Bernie’s Book Bank.