Volunteer with Books for a Better World


Would you like to travel with Books for a Better World this summer?

Many volunteers act as Books for a Better World Ambassadors in our host countries. Each summer our volunteers deliver books, read to children and share their love for reading with eager children and teachers. Whether you offer a few hours or a few days a month, your investment in Books for a Better World will help us to inspire, motivate and empower children through books.

Read about a day in the life of a Books for a Better World ambassador here.


Click HERE to apply to be a Literacy Travel Ambassador

We need dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers year-round to prepare for our summer book deliveries.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our program! Volunteering is great way to help Books for a Better World achieve our mission. We can use help in a variety of areas--please see our Ways to Help page for a brief description of the various committees and what they do. We have the greatest need in selecting, labeling, packing, and shipping books, along with fundraising, marketing, and book delivery.

Books for a Better World is a 501(c)(3) and a Guide Star Certified nonprofit. We strive to keep administrative overhead at a minimum. Currently Books for a Better World is an all-volunteer organization. Most volunteers who deliver books pay their own way and typically stay with host families, keeping the costs at a minimum.