Inside Books Project is an Austin-based community service volunteer organization that sends free books and educational materials to prisoners in Texas. Inside Books is the only books-to-prisoners program in Texas, where over 140,000 people are incarcerated. Inside Books Project works to promote reading, literacy, and education among incarcerated individuals and to educate the general public on issues of incarceration.
Learn more about IBP here: https://insidebooksproject.org/
The event we're scheduling:
Let's get a small group of us together to go volunteer with IBP on April 19th from 7 - 10pm.
The first time you volunteer, you will need to arrive at 7pm to receive an orientation.
Information about Volunteer Nights:
Volunteers open letters from inmates, select books to best fit the request, and make packages of books to send back to each inmate.
The books selected by the volunteers become the personal property of each inmate. Reading the letters and creating the package to send back is intimate and rewarding work that helps foster literacy, education, and a sense of connection with the outside world in the prisoners you help.
Volunteer nights are fun, relaxed, and a great way to meet interesting people and make a real difference!
This is a very special and rewarding night of service to others so please join us on April 19th!
You must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of our group in attendance.