Volunteer

Volunteering is a fun and easy way to be a part of the community at San Francisco Center for the Book. It is a great way to meet artists, crafters, book arts enthusiasts and collectors, and other creative people like yourself. As a non-profit organization, San Francisco Center for the Book relies on volunteers to bring their experiences, talents and skills, to help with a wide range of volunteer activities in the studios and at our many events. We are looking forward to working with you. Join us as a volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups are posted to this page and are updated periodically, so return to this page again and again to find out about additional volunteer opportunities that will be posted throughout the year.

Contact us at volunteer@sfcb.org if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities.

Date :: Friday, August 18, 2017
Event :: BOOK TALK :: Chronicle Books :: The First 50 Years
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 

Date :: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Shift: 5:00 to 8:00pm
Volunteer Job Description: Assist with various Roadworks preparation tasks.
SFCB Devils Description: To make any print studio or bindery run well, it takes the work of many hands. In a bygone era, those who assisted in a print shop were called “Printers’ Devils.” The devils did the work of mixing ink, covering ink balls, distributing type, and whatever else the shop needed. We here at the Center want our studios to be the best they can be for our instructors, our students, our renters: for our community. So, we are instituting Devils Night: one evening a month (the last Thursday to be precise), we will meet up in either the print studio or the bindery and set something up, clean out a corner, or tune up a machine. We welcome any and all with willing hands to pitch in and help us make the studio better for everyone. Come on by, and join in the devilry!

Date :: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Event :: Roadworks Prep Night 
Number of Volunteers :: 10
Volunteer Shift :: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with various tasks in preparation for SFCB's annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival.
 
Date :: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Event :: Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival
Number of Volunteers :: 120
Volunteer Shift :: various

Volunteer Job Description :: If you're interested in volunteering at this year's event please fill out this survey to be assigned a shift and station.

Date :: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Shift: 5:00 to 8:00pm
Volunteer Job Description: Assist with various studio tasks.
SFCB Devils Description: To make any print studio or bindery run well, it takes the work of many hands. In a bygone era, those who assisted in a print shop were called “Printers’ Devils.” The devils did the work of mixing ink, covering ink balls, distributing type, and whatever else the shop needed. We here at the Center want our studios to be the best they can be for our instructors, our students, our renters: for our community. So, we are instituting Devils Night: one evening a month (the last Thursday to be precise), we will meet up in either the print studio or the bindery and set something up, clean out a corner, or tune up a machine. We welcome any and all with willing hands to pitch in and help us make the studio better for everyone. Come on by, and join in the devilry!

Date :: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Event :: Litquake @ San Francisco Center for the Book
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:00 to 8:30
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Monday, October 9, 2017
Event :: Litquake @ San Francisco Center for the Book
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:00 to 8:30
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Event :: Litquake @ San Francisco Center for the Book
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:00 to 8:30
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Event :: Litquake @ San Francisco Center for the Book
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:00 to 8:30
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Friday, October 13, 2017
Event :: Mills College Alumni Exhibition (opening reception)
Number of Volunteers: 4
Volunteer Shift: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Volunteer Job Description: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Friday, October 20, 2017
Event :: BOOK TALK :: Typerwriter Jam (B.Y.O.T.)
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Shift: 5:00 to 8:00pm
Volunteer Job Description: Assist with various studio tasks.
SFCB Devils Description: To make any print studio or bindery run well, it takes the work of many hands. In a bygone era, those who assisted in a print shop were called “Printers’ Devils.” The devils did the work of mixing ink, covering ink balls, distributing type, and whatever else the shop needed. We here at the Center want our studios to be the best they can be for our instructors, our students, our renters: for our community. So, we are instituting Devils Night: one evening a month (the last Thursday to be precise), we will meet up in either the print studio or the bindery and set something up, clean out a corner, or tune up a machine. We welcome any and all with willing hands to pitch in and help us make the studio better for everyone. Come on by, and join in the devilry!
 
Date :: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Shift: 5:00 to 8:00pm
Volunteer Job Description: Assist with various studio tasks.
SFCB Devils Description: To make any print studio or bindery run well, it takes the work of many hands. In a bygone era, those who assisted in a print shop were called “Printers’ Devils.” The devils did the work of mixing ink, covering ink balls, distributing type, and whatever else the shop needed. We here at the Center want our studios to be the best they can be for our instructors, our students, our renters: for our community. So, we are instituting Devils Night: one evening a month (the last Thursday to be precise), we will meet up in either the print studio or the bindery and set something up, clean out a corner, or tune up a machine. We welcome any and all with willing hands to pitch in and help us make the studio better for everyone. Come on by, and join in the devilry!
 
Date :: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Event :: Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair
Number of Volunteers :: 12
Volunteer Shift :: various
Volunteer Job Description :: Contact us at volunteer@sfcb.org if you are interested in volunteering to help at the Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair this year, then we will contact you with shift details become available.
 
Date :: Friday, December 8, 2017
Event :: BOOK TALK :: Mills College Alumni
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.
 
Date :: Friday, December 15, 2017
Event :: BOOK TALK :: Art Book Show & Tell
Number of Volunteers :: 2
Volunteer Shift :: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Volunteer Job Description :: Assist with setting up the room before the event, greeting and/or refreshment service during the event, and with clean-up after the event.