(919) 443-9331
Serving Durham, North Carolina



First Pages is able to operate successfully because of volunteers that give their time generously.  We rely on volunteers to realize our mission to its fullest!  We have volunteer opportunities to fit all interests and availability.  Will you join us in our work to improve early literacy in Durham?  Below are descriptions of our main recurring volunteer opportunities.  To sign up as a volunteer and receive emails about future opportunities, fill out the form below.


Book Bundling
Book BundlingOne-Time Opportunities
Check back here for upcoming book sorting days that you can be a part of.  Perfect for groups or individuals, and families with kids who want to give back.  These days are typically a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and include sorting, stickering, flyer folding, and bundling our books to get them ready for distribution.
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Special Event Volunteer
Special Event VolunteerOne-Time Opportunities
We occasionally have special events in the community to either promote early literacy and hand out book bundles or to raise funds for First Pages.  We need jack-of-all-trades volunteers at these events to do things like: setting up, managing sign-ins, handing out materials and/or books, and more.
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English/Spanish Children’s Book Translator
English/Spanish Children’s Book TranslatorOngoing Role
We need help translating English-written children’s books into Spanish page-by-page and typing the translations into a provided template.  Volunteers will help translate books either at one of our book bundling days, or at home on their own schedule (books and template provided).  Volunteers must be comfortable with Microsoft Word label templates and fluent in English and Spanish.
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Book Pick-Up & Drop-Off Assistant
Book Pick-Up & Drop-Off AssistantOngoing Role
We need a small handful of volunteers to assist in picking up donated books from local individuals, organizations, or businesses AND delivering book bundles to participating partners in Durham.  Volunteers will use a provided tracking sheet to record book donation details and record book bundle inventories during pickups/deliveries.  Volunteers must be able to lift and carry boxes up to 30lbs.  Valid driver’s license and transportation required.  A small hand-cart would come in handy!  Scheduling would be on an as-needed basis and would likely total 1-2 “trips” per month.  Must be 18 or older.
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Content Writer
Content WriterOngoing Role
Are you a strong writer with a passion for early literacy in Durham, education policies, literacy strategies and research, North Carolina reading events and resources, and other topics related to First Pages?  We are looking for volunteers to write articles that can be featured on the First Pages blog, e-newsletter, social media, print materials, etc. Flexible hours, approximately 2 articles per month requested.  Further discussions and writing sample will be requested for consideration.
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(919) 443-9331
Serving Durham, North Carolina

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