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, May 19 / Saturday, May 20 / Sunday May 21, 2017
Event :: Pop-Up Print Shop at Maker Faire Bay Area
Number of Volunteers: 8 / 8 / 8
Volunteer Shift: Contact us at volunteer@sfcb.org to let us know you would like to be a part of the team, then we will provide you with available shift dates/times to select from.
Volunteer Job Description: Assist with some or all of the following: helping visitors use a tabletop platen press to print notebook covers and assemble them, providing information, and helping staff as needed.
 
Date :: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
Volunteer Shift: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volunteer Job 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 :: Friday, June 9, 2017
Event :: Small Plates Publication Party
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, June 16, 2017
Event :: Book Talk with Dominic Riley and Michael Burke
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, June 23, 2017
Event :: Chronicle Books: Born in the Summer of Love (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.