COVID-19 Update: During this time of social distancing, we are re-evaluating our operating space and volunteer opportunities. While we are not currently able to host volunteers, please check back in the coming weeks for new opportunities to support Book'em and Nashville's kids. 

Volunteer with Book'em

Our volunteers are our most valuable resource. Book’em has more than 300 volunteers who serve as reading role models in local elementary schools through the Nashville chapter of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and in early learning centers through our Ready for Reading program. Other volunteers help prepare books for distribution through our Books for Nashville's Kids program, help out in the office, and assist with special events.

Research shows that access to books and reading aloud to children greatly increases their ability to learn to read. We need your help to make this possible! If you are interested in serving as a reading role model volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application or email to learn more. If you are interested in processing book donations, filling book requests, delivering books, or volunteering in other ways, please complete our Volunteer Application. For group volunteer opportunities, please email Jocelyn at


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