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Volunteer

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

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. To get more insight on the day-to-day work at APBP, take a look at feedback from our current and former volunteers.

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 sessions begin on the hour at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 precautions, each hourly session is capped at six people.

In fall 2021, we will host training sessions on the following Saturdays:

August 21, 2021
August 28, 2021
September 4, 2021
September 11, 2021
September 18, 2021
September 25, 2021
October 2, 2021
October 16, 2021
October 23, 2021
October 30, 2021
November 6, 2021
November 13, 2021
November 20, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 11, 2021

If our training times won’t work for you or if you have a large group, please contact us to arrange another time.

COVID-19 Procedures

We are committed to keeping our volunteers and community members safe. Please consider wearing a mask in the Aull Center, especially if you have not been vaccinated, and do not volunteer in-person if you feel sick.

Thank you for your consideration.