Two volunteers cleaning books at the Children's Book Bank.

Come volunteer with us! Enjoy our vibrant warehouse, build community, and help us make sure every child in Portland has access to quality books! During our 2 hour volunteer shifts, you will clean and restore community donated books which will later be distributed to local kids.

For individuals and small groups (less than 6), head over to Hands On Greater Portland ( to sign up for one of our volunteer shifts. 

Large and Corporate Group Volunteering

If you are interested in bringing a full group of 6 or more people (up to 20 people), please email to schedule your group cleaning session. Scheduling for groups is always open and flexible on a rolling basis.

Corporate groups can also find us on Field Day! If you already have a Field Day team, click here to find our available sessions. If your group needs to create a team, great news: by being referred, you can also raise money for the Book Bank! We receive a $50 dollar donation for every group we refer that signs up to volunteer. Email to be referred!

Other Opportunities

There are multiple ways to get involved with the Children’s Book Bank at SMART Reading—organize a book drive, check out some of the existing programs below, or contact with your own ideas!

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