Get Involved!

Volunteers make so many of our programs happen! There are many ways for you to get involved in our community and make a difference at Make Way for Books!

Currently, Make Way for Books offers these volunteer opportunities.

Office Volunteer

Office volunteers are engaged in a variety of tasks at Make Way for Books, from preparing literacy materials and story kits, to cleaning and sorting book donations, stickering books, and packing books for distribution.


  • Minimum 6-month commitment
  • Be available during the work week, Monday – Friday between 9am-4pm
  • 2-4 hours weekly depending on organizational needs
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lb boxes (books and materials)

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Blue Book House Delivery Driver

We are currently not accepting new Blue Book Delivery Drivers, but please check back as we establish new Blue Book House locations!

Blue Book House delivery volunteers generally take on between 2-4 sites around Tucson to deliver books to on a monthly basis.  Delivery volunteers contact their respective sites on a monthly basis to check if they require a book delivery, and are responsible for picking up boxes of books from the Make Way for Books office, delivering, and refilling the bookcase at their sites.


  • Minimum 1-year commitment
  • Be available during the work week, Monday – Friday between 9am-4pm
  • 2-4 hour monthly commitment – largely contingent on drive time
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a vehicle that can accommodate 2-4 boxes of books
  • Must be able to lift up 20-30 lb boxes of books

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Donate Books or Host a Book Drive

Last year, Make Way for Books gave out nearly 12,000 new and gently-used books through the Blue Book House Project, a program that provides books to children and families at social service offices, clinics, and other community locations.  As an individual, you can help us put books into the hands of young children in our community by donating books to Make Way for Books.  Bring new and gently-used books to our office at 700 N Stone Avenue between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Host a Book Drive

Interested in hosting a book drive? We can help! Host a book drive at your school, office, church, community group or housing community to benefit Make Way for Books.  Or you can donate to Make Way for Books by asking for books in lieu of birthday gifts.  If you are interested in holding a book drive for Make Way for Books, please fill out the following form and contact Mimi by calling 520-398-6451 or emailing

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