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 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 :: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Event :: ROADWORKS Steamroller Printing Festival
Number of Volunteers: 50-60
Volunteer Shift: Various shifts will be available between 6am and 7pm. A volunteer "town hall" info meeting will take place online on Tuesday, August 10th from 5 - 6 pm PDT. 
Volunteer Job Description: This is our biggest event of the year and we need all hands on deck to make it happen! Assistance will be needed with many tasks and stations including event set-up, hands-on demonstrations, inking & printing, street ambassadors, crossing guards, and more! Find out more about the event.
SFCB ROADWORKS Description: The San Francisco Center for the Book’s Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more.

Date :: Friday, December 10, 2021 (event date and details subject to change)
Event :: SFCB's 25th Anniversary Shindig with SF Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin
Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteer Shift: Various shifts between 5pm and 8pm
Volunteer Job Description: Help us finalize set-up, prep refreshments, greet guests, keep things tidy, be a printer's devil and help clean up at the end of the evening. Volunteers will receive the broadside of the evening, printed in celebration of SFCB's 25th anniversary and showcasing one of Eisen-Martin's poems.