Book ‘Em welcomes volunteers of all ages from 14 up. 

We will individually train you, and then you will read a letter from a prisoner, see what types of books he or she has requested, and search our shelves. After choosing two or three books, you will fill out an invoice, wrap the books in brown paper, and address the package.

Our workplace is somewhat chaotic – though always warm and welcoming - and we don’t always have the requested books, so volunteers must be flexible and comfortable with choosing books which are similar to the request.

We meet from 4 – 7 on the first three Sundays of every month, and sometimes the fourth, in the basement of the Thomas Merton Center at  5129 Penn Avenue. Please check our calendar, and then stop in for an hour or two. (Or three!) We’ll be glad to have your help. There is no need to call beforehand, nor do you need to arrive right at 4:00 or stay until 7:00.

We hope to see you soon!

If you have a question, please contact us at bookempgh@gmail.com.  

Thank you!


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