Come and volunteer at the Prisoners Literature Project. The Prisoners Literature Project sends free books to prisoners across the United States. We give the gifts of literature and knowledge to prison inmates with limited access to books. We hold book-packing sessions on Wednesday evening (6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Come join us to answer letters from prisoners, select books from our library of donated books, and prepare packages for shipping. No sign-up in advance is required. Just show up during our sessions on Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon. We always are in need of new volunteers, and everyone is welcome. Our book-packing sessions are conducted in a friendly and casual environment. Please see our website (http://www.prisonlit.org) for more details about us.
The Prisoners Literature Project is a grassroots nonprofit organization that has been sending books to prisoners free of charge since the mid-1980s. Our mission is to promote literacy and education among those in prison and to facilitate social change, self-empowerment, and rehabilitation in the prison system. Our clients are indigent prison inmates who have limited access to books. We send books to them because we believe that everyone should have the chance to read, regardless of circumstance. Books can change lives.
The project is an all-volunteer effort that mainly relies on donations of books and postage money in order to function. The project is located at the Grassroots House at 2022 Blake Street in Berkeley, California. The project operates in partnership with Bound Together Books in San Francisco to send books to our clients.