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Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? We’d love to have you.

***APBP is suspending volunteer operations during the coronavirus pandemic. See our blog post for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.***

What Volunteers Do

Volunteers for APBP respond to letters from people in prison who are looking for books to read. You will have the chance to read through letters, search our library to select books, and wrap packages to be mailed.

Volunteers can also shelve books and organize our work space, sponsor book drives for high-priority books (e.g., dictionaries, almanacs), and raise funds for our cause.

Who Can Volunteer

APBP volunteers come from all walks of life, from college students to retirees. We welcome individuals in our community, students, and small groups.

We need people with a wide range of skills, so if books aren’t your thing but you believe in our cause and are an accomplished fundraiser, publicist, events coordinator, grant writer, or computer guru, please contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.

When and Where to Volunteer

We are located in the Aull Center (351 Spruce St.), adjacent to the Morgantown Public Library in downtown Morgantown, WV. Our office is on the second floor.

Our hours are as follows:

Mondays, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Sundays, CLOSED

We ask first-time volunteers to attend a training session. Once you have been trained, you can drop in to volunteer any time the Aull Center is open.

Training for First-Time Volunteers

Training for first-time volunteers is held on some Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Aull Center. Training takes about an hour, so please plan to arrive no later than noon.

Our upcoming volunteer training sessions:

  • December 7, 2019
  • January 18, 2020
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 1, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • February 15, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • February 29, 2020
  • April 18, 2020
  • April 25, 2020

If our training times won’t work for you, please contact us to arrange another time.