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, January 18, 2019
Event :: Typewriter Jam
Number of Volunteers: 4
Volunteer Shift: 5:30-8:30pm
Volunteer Job Description: Calling all typewriter lovers! Admire typewriters and enjoy the typewriter games while assisting with event set-up, staffing during the event, guest greeting, and clean up.
 
Date :: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
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, February 2, 2019
Event :: POSTED/UNPOSTED++ Exhibition Opening
Number of Volunteers: 6
Volunteer Shift: 5-8:30pm
Volunteer Job Description: Help us open our first exhibition of 2019! Volunteers will assist with event set up, food prep, staffing during the event, guest greeting, and clean up.
 
Date :: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Event :: POSTED/UNPOSTED++ Curator Talk
Number of Volunteers: 4
Volunteer Shift: 5:00-8:00pm
Volunteer Job Description: Volunteers will help with event set up, food prep, staffing during the event, guest greeting, and clean up while listening to the curator of our current exhibition discuss her thoughts behind the artwork on display.
 
Date :: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
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, March 28, 2019
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
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 :: Monday, April 1, 2019
Event :: Letterpress Film Screening
Number of Volunteers: 4
Volunteer Shift: 6:30-9:30pm
Volunteer Job Description: Volunteers will help with event set up, staffing during the event, guest greeting, and clean up while getting a chance to view a new letterpress documentary.
 
Date :: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
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, May 30, 2019
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
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 :: Friday, June 7, 2019
Event :: Calligraphies in Conversation Exhibition Opening
Number of Volunteers: 6
Volunteer Shift: 5:30-8:30pm
Volunteer Job Description: Volunteers will help with event set up, staffing during the event, guest greeting, and clean up.
 
Date :: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Event :: SFCB Devils Night
Number of Volunteers: 15
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!