Opportunity Details

Prepare Books for Kids! Children's Book Harvest (age 15+) *MLK 2016*

 Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."

-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The book gap:
  For children in poverty, one of the biggest obstacles to literacy development (which begins at birth) is the scarcity of books in the home. While the ratio of books to children in middle-income neighborhoods is approximately 13 books per child in a household, the ratio in low-income neighborhoods is a mere 1 book per 300 families.

To learn to read, children need to be surrounded by books at home so that reading becomes a regular part of their lives!

The Children's Book Bank (www.childrensbookbank.org) and Portland Public Schools believe every child can learn to read. You can help support literacy in our community by volunteering to mend, clean, and organize the ~25,000 gently-used books collected during the successful Children’s Book Harvest this fall. Book “mending” involves erasing scribbles, taping  tears, removing stickers, etc. 

This volunteer opportunity takes place at an old Portland Public school building on NE Marine Drive and is ideal for detail oriented people age 15+ who love books! We welcome individual volunteers age 15+ as well as groups (up to 25).

For more information, please email Shawn Jaquiss at shawn@childrensbookbank.org 

The Children’s Book Bank narrows the book gap by providing the community with a place for families donate the books their children have outgrown, moving thousands and thousands of children’s books into the homes of kids in need.

Keywords: breaking_the_cycle



Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer age 15-17 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone who says for the entire duration of the cleaning session.

  • If you plan to bring guests to the event, you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team. You can then sign up your team for this project.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project: Youth Volunteer Release Form

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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Children & Youth Education, Family Services
Low-income Communities
Cleaning,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 15+, Minimum Age:15+

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