BookGive believes that literacy is a basic human right. Reading is a necessary life skill that opens windows into other lives and imaginings, increasing understanding and empathy.
Our vision is that the quality of life for all residents in the Denver metro region reaches its highest potential. Our mission is to increase book ownership and access as a key factor in reaching that vision.
BookGive works that mission by sourcing new and gently used books from the community and publishers; sorting book donations to fulfill books requests; and delivering curated collections of books to nonprofits, schools and agencies throughout the seven county Denver metro region. In our first five months of operation included delays, shutdowns and limited hours, we succeeded in delivering over 15,000 books to community partners from Boulder to Littleton, Golden to Watkins.
LOCATION: The BookGive Service Station is conveniently located just two blocks from Regis at 4890 Lowell Blvd. Our headquarters is a renovated 1940's era gas station.
Melissa Monforti, Executive Director
HOW TO SERVE:
BookGive seeks a volunteer to take on the role of Station Manager. Our station managers oversee daily operations including opening and closing procedures; receiving book donations; orienting volunteers; assigning volunteer duties; coordinating book deliveries; sorting books; and general office management tasks.
The Station Manager will fulfill their volunteer hours at the Service Station. In the case of a shutdown, remote tasks can be assigned to fulfill volunteer hours. Station Managers report to the Executive Director. This role will spend time working with our ED and with various volunteers.
Currently, we are seeking one Station Manager to volunteer 3-4 hours per week to be completed in one shift . Hours can be arranged that match the needs of the volunteer. Currently, our hours are weekdays only. We intend to increase our operational hours to eventually include one Saturday a month.
BookGive welcomes volunteers who fully support our mission on and off the clock; offer remarkable customer service; choose to see life as joyful and fun; and who balance self-confidence with humility. Our organization thrives on change, flexibility and creativity. We value a wide range of life experience, perspectives, and communication styles.
BookGive is a small nonprofit fueled by dozens of volunteers and one paid staff, our Executive Director, Melissa Monforti. Melissa has many years of formal and informal experience mentoring youth. She is a natural teacher with a passion for helping others name and reach for their short- and long-term goals. If you dream of working in a place where you can spread your wings and try new things with a coach who cares about you, we encourage you to apply.
Book Give Information:
BookGive is a Denver nonprofit organization.
Address: 4890 Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80221
Service Station: 720-638-7836