Volunteer with First Book

First Book relies on the generous support of volunteers to provide new books and educational resources to children in need. In addition to raising funds and awareness, volunteers can support large scale book distributions hosted run by the First Book National Book Bank.

Throughout the year, the First Book National Book Bank travels to donated warehouses across the country and works to distribute up to half a million books per event to programs serving children in need. We depend on volunteers from each community we visit to make these distributions successful. For each event, we need local volunteers to help us sort, organize, and distribute thousands of boxes of books! Each distribution lasts approximately one week.

Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Please click the link of the city you’re interested in to learn more and signup.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking to create a National Book Bank volunteer opportunity in your community, we’d love to hear from you! We depend on donations of warehouse space to hold an event. Learn more about donating space here.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 866-732-3669.

About the First Book National Book Bank

The First Book National Book Bank is the first and only clearinghouse that allows publishers of children’s books and educational materials to donate large quantities of resources to thousands of programs serving children in need. The National Book Bank puts over 8 million books each year into the hands of kids in need around the country through year-round online and local community distribution events.


Help First Book provide access to new books for children in need by starting a personal or group fundraising campaign.

Fundraise with Firstbook

Fundraise with First Book


Organizations and supporters throughout North America have teamed up with First Book to provide new books for local programs serving children from low-income families.

Fundraise with First Book

Shop to Support First Book

Browse the First Book Gift Catalog to find gifts to honor your loved ones. With each gift you make, a child in need will receive brand-new books.

Shop to Support First Book