Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Bookmarks!

Bookmarks relies on volunteers for help with events, outreach, and day-to-day operations. We are incredibly grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers who believe in and support our mission. With their help, we were able to reach over 12,000 students through Authors in Schools in 2018, and Bookmarks expanded its outreach efforts to host over 15 community events in the bookstore each month, including storytimes, author events, and lecture nights. 

All interested participants to complete an in-person orientation and an online background check prior to volunteering. Send an email to Bookmarks' Engagement Coordinator, Jessica Blackstock, at read@bookmarksnc.org to schedule your New Volunteer Orientation.

Please note that minors are unable to volunteer at Bookmarks without an adult guardian present. High school students who would like to get involved at Bookmarks are invited to join our Teen Advisory Council.

Something for Everyone

There are a variety of ways to get involved at Bookmarks:

  • Author events
  • Authors In Schools chaperone
  • Book Build processing
  • Errands & deliveries
  • Bookstore help
  • Festival of Books & Authors
  • Office & administrative tasks
  • Storytime reader