Volunteer sessions are held at Space 12, located at 3121 East 12th Street in Austin, Texas at the following times:
Every Thursday and Sunday from 7pm to 11pm
Every second Monday of the month from 10am to 2pm.
To attend a volunteer session, you must email us to ensure we will have enough space to accommodate you. Groups larger than 3 people should arrange this at least a week in advance, and must commit to staying 3 hours.
The first time you volunteer, you will need to arrive at 7pm to receive an orientation.
Volunteering with Inside Books Project can count towards most community service requirements. Please bring your own forms each time.
Volunteers open letters from inmates, select books to best fit the request, and make packages of books to send back to each inmate.
The books selected by the volunteers become the personal property of each inmate. Reading the letters and creating the package to send back is intimate and rewarding work that helps foster literacy, education, and a sense of connection with the outside world in the prisoners you help.
Volunteer nights are fun, relaxed, and a great way to meet interesting people and make a real difference!