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Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are a huge reason for our success. Thanks to their dedication, passion, and commitment, we are able to offer the gift of books to thousands of children, while keeping our overhead low. We are always looking for new volunteers! As a volunteer, there are many different ways you can help The Library Project provide books and libraries to children in elementary schools and orphanages in China and Vietnam. If you are interested in participating in any of the volunteer opportunities below, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


picture frame_single_small_volunteer_library_donationVolunteer at a Library Donation

Need: The Library Project needs volunteers at all of our library donations. You can help with taking photos, doing activities with the children, being a language interpreter, delivering donation items, and sorting books. Volunteer work varies with each donation, but our volunteer leader will conduct a short training before each donation to get you up to speed.. Volunteering at a library donation is hard work, but it is also fun and very rewarding.

Requirements: Volunteers must be in good health, have health insurance (if you don’t have life insurance, we can provide you a short-term health insurance plan covering 5 days, and it costs 10 Yuan CNY), be available for donation day-trips or multi-days-trips (day-trips are usually 7am to 6pm; multi-days-trip can be as short as two days and as long as two weeks), be able to sit in a truck or van on bumpy roads, and enjoy simple accommodations and food. The most important thing about being a TLP volunteer is to have a big heart and enjoy working with children.

picture frame_single_small_help_at_fundraising_eventsHelp at Fundraising Events

Need: The Library Project hosts many small grassroots events throughout China. We are always looking for volunteers to help manage and organize these events. Duties include setting up posters and sample libraries, selling entrance tickets and raffle tickets, handing out gifts, being an event guide, and simply have fun.

Requirements: Volunteers must be in good health, be young at heart, and be able to think on their feet. Volunteers need to be able to laugh when the inevitable "well planned idea" does not work out.

Local Representatives

Need: Local Representatives are "Super Volunteers." These are people that want to host regular fundraising events, raise awareness of The Library Project's mission, and have fun. Local Representatives receive personal business cards, are listed on our website and are 100% a part of The Library Project Team.

Requirements: Local Representatives are people that believe in The Library Project's mission, are willing to support TLP through event management, and are ready to make a difference.

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Fundraising Support

Need: The Library Project is always reaching out to companies and individuals to see if they would like to donate a library or get involved. We are always looking for people to help write proposals, translate documents, and do research.

Requirements: Volunteers must have experience writing proposals, working with charities and companies, be detailed oriented and have an amazing work ethic.

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picture frame_single_small_office_workOffice Volunteer Work

Need: The Library Project is always looking for help around our offices. Organizing thousands of children's books, packaging donation items, organizing our warehouse (wow is it a mess!), conducting online research, and making handmade crafts are just a few things we need help with. Let us know if you have a specific skill such as accounting, project management, librarian training, etc.

Requirements: Volunteers must be in good health, be young at heart, and be able to laugh at our bad jokes. When working in our office, you are a part of our team, welcome!

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