It’s that time – sign up to volunteer to help us give away 72,000 books this spring!

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for here at Books for Keeps – distribution time! And this year is our biggest distribution season yet. We’ve been working the past 11 months toward giving away 72,000 books to 6,000 kids in Athens, Atlanta, Warrenton, and Elberton this spring!

Join fellow volunteers by helping children select and count their books, and record their feedback about our book selection. This is the ultimate volunteer experience! Share in the joy of a Books for Keeps distribution by signing up to volunteer with us.

No special skills are required; training is provided in the first 10 minutes of each shift – so the most important requirement is to show up on time! To sign up as an individual, go to our page!

If you are part of a group that would like to adopt an entire shift (8 to 12 volunteers), please email Leslie Hale to sign up. Available shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-ups are now open to the general public, so if there’s a special school or special day when you’d like to volunteer, please don’t delay!


Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School – Athens, GA
Monday, April 24th: 7:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. (ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT) | 11:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)
Tuesday, April 25th: 9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (SHIFT FULL) | 12:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)

Barnett Shoals Elementary School – Athens, GA
Wednesday, April 26th: 8:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. (SHIFT FULL) | 11:10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)
Thursday, April 27th: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.(SHIFT FULL) | 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (SHIFT FULL)

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