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, please visit this page often to find out about additional volunteer opportunities posted throughout the year.

Contact us at volunteer@sfcb.org if you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed below. Please note: volunteers are responsible for transportation to/from events.


Event: Circling Back With The Rhinoceros Project
Date(s): Sunday, January 16, 2022
Location: San Francisco Center for the Book :: 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Number of Volunteers: 2 total
Volunteer Shift: arrive at 11 am; open ended volunteer shift
Volunteer Job Description: Help with setting up SFCB's main room (tables, chairs) for sewing circle; assist The Rhinoceros Project organizers (Anne Beck, Michelle Wilson) in setting up materials and tools for the event. Once set up for the event has been completed, volunteers are welcome to stay for the first hour and participate in the sewing circle.

Event: San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print, & Paper Fair (visit event website)
Date(s): Friday and Saturday, February 4 & 5, 2022
Location: South San Francisco Conference Center :: 255 S. Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080​
 
Number of Volunteers: 4 per day, 8 volunteers total
Volunteer Shift: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 6 pm (2 volunteers per shift)
Volunteer Job Description: Help with table set up, chat with event attendees about SFCB (workshops, events, exhibitions). This is a fun volunteer opportunity for individuals who are interested in antiquarian book culture or bookselling in general. Once your volunteer shift has ended, you are welcome to stay and experience the event.

Event :: The Codex Foundation's CODEX International Book Fair (visit event website)
Date(s) :: Sunday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Location: Craneway Pavilion :: 1414 Harborway South, Richmond, CA. 94804
 
Number of Volunteers: 4 per day, 16 volunteers total; shifts over multiple days are fine
Volunteer Shift: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 2:30 pm - 6 pm (2 volunteers per shift)
Volunteer Job Description: Help with table set up, chat with event attendees about SFCB (workshops, events, exhibitions). This is a fun volunteer opportunity for individuals who are interested in artists' books, especially high-end or international book artists/sellers. If you've never attended/volunteered for CODEX before, we encourage you to sign up for multiple volunteer shifts or purchase a single-day ticket (outside of your volunteer shift) -- you'll definitely need more than one day to see everything! Once your volunteer shift has ended, you are welcome to stay and experience the event.