work party info + contact form
Volunteers are the heart of the Grievers Library. With no paid staff, our volunteers provide the labor for Grievers Library to deliver its “bibliotherapy” mission, allowing us to support a broad base of grievers.
For some, volunteering in a compassionate environment filled with a vast inventory of helpful books may also provide welcome purpose and meaning during bereavement.
your role: You work with a group at our Ballard office to prepare new and used grief books for distribution in Grievers Library Book Boxes.
tasks include: removing labels from used books; applying donor & GL labels; adding “classification” labels to book bindings, plus filling tote bags with requested replacement books
typical schedule: Saturday or Sunday afternoon for 3 hours (1-4pm)
location: Ballard office at 5004 6th Avenue NW (not ADA accessible)
requirements: Ability to focus and do simple manual tasks without supervision; interest in the subject matter of books in order to add appropriate classification labels.
refreshments: We provide coffee, tea and treats + music!
build your own group: We invite you to recruit a group of your friends to make up a work party. The ideal number of volunteers is 6 teens or adults.