Volunteer Opportunities



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Tree House Books! Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering with Tree House Books. A description of each volunteer opportunity is below. Please be sure to indicate all of your interests and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note that all Tree House Books Volunteers must have the updated clearances necessary to work with children (Fingerprints, Child Abuse, Criminal Background Check). If you need further support with your clearances, click here for a step by step guide to what you need. 

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Volunteer Librarian: [Monday-Friday 11-7, Saturday 10-3] Work in our volunteer-staffed giving library by organizing, inventorying, and packaging book donations. Regularly interact with people of our community and help them find books and suggest them too! Become a part of thousands of books going out into the community! 

Literacy Coach: [Mondays-Thursdays, 3:00-­6:00 p.m. Commitment: 2 or 3 days/week] Support our after-school Literacy Workshops centered around a variety of diverse topics such as gardening, dance, sports journalism, and more. Work with students on supporting them to independently read and write all while working with them on thoughtful and exciting activities and projects.

Read with Me Volunteer: [Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12] Read with Me provides new and expecting parents and guardians with the time, space and materials to read with the youngest members of our community. A Read with Me volunteer would be charged with facilitating mini-lessons, discussions, and reading time for the young ones and their families. 

Visit to the Tree House Captain: [Fridays. 10-12, or as Needed] Visits to the Tree House provides classrooms and summer camps the opportunity to join us for an Interactive story-time and a selection of Free Books! Visits to the Tree House Captains should be ready to lead story-time to our visiting guests and help with Book Selection. 

Words on Wheels Volunteer: [Weekdays during the Summer and Fall] Support Tree House Books in the organization of our coolest Summer Program: Words on Wheels! For the past three years, we have been delivering books to the doorsteps of North Philadelphians. This year we are continuing into the Fall! Help us organize, coordinate, and carry out book deliveries this year!

Marketing Intern: [Weekdays. 8-15+ Hours Per Week. Flexible.] Interested in marketing, public relations, social media, or event planning?  Help Tree House books grow by being an important part of our behind the scenes work! 

Database Administrator: [Weekdays. 8-15+ Hours per week. Flexible.} Tree House Books is in need of a database administrator with expertise in google docs, excel, and Little Green Light CRM. Responsibilities include collecting and organizing contact information from a variety of sources and compile into a spreadsheet; organize and analyze data; streamline and standardize data for easy sorting; transport data into Little Green Light; create and standardize procedure and train staff/volunteers.

Oral History Intern: [Weekdays. 8-15+ Hours per week. Flexible] Help us preserve Tree House Book history by conducting interviews and curating our long, rich history of serving the community through literacy.

Grant Writing Intern[Weekdays. 8-15+ Hours per week. Flexible] As Tree House Books grows, we need more support researching, writing, and applying for grants that keep our shelves stocked with books and our kids with safe spaces to read. Help our funding development department fundraise for Tree House Books.

For all inquires, please email Emma at Emma@treehousebooks.org!