General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Heart of America's Books From the Heart program is seeking active volunteers to join our warehouse email list. Warehouse volunteers play an integral role in counting, sorting and packing the books for distribution to children. Since we often receive and pack large numbers of books, we have a rolling need for volunteers. Once on the mailing list, you will receive an email whenever we are recruiting new volunteers.

    In order to volunteer you must have some availability during the week, as the Books From the Heart team works during business hours from Monday to Friday. Our warehouse is located in Landover, MD; we can provide transportation, if necessary, but it would be ideal if volunteers could provide their own transportation.

    Additionally, we seek volunteers to assist during book distributions. Volunteers who work in schools may be required to pass background checks. Work would involve distributing books to children in local public elementary schools and leading discussions with students about the importance of reading and volunteering.

    *Internship experiences may also be available for college students.
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week