In partnership with El Paso Community College (EPCC), the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and
several local high schools, Books Are GEMS' staff train students to aid in general bookstore operations.
This gives young adults the opportunity to fulfill school requirements while gaining practical new skills.
Other Adults may also Volunteer!
What do volunteers do ?
We are Taking Special Precautions for all Staff & Volunteers due to COVID 19.
Staff & Volunteers will have their temperature checked daily, must wear a face mask, must use hand sanitizer, practice social distancing on their assigned work spaces and use plastic gloves in various situations!
Sort and Place books in bags by Grade & Gender.
Keep the bookstore work areas clean and tidy
Answer the Phone & Provide Information
Develop digital images for posting on Social media
Data Entry to email platform
Call participants & Remind of upcoming events
Occasionally Read on Saturdays during Virtual Storytime
Develop activities for Storytime
And much, much more!
Select the appropriate volunteer application, fill it out, and submit.
Once the form is submitted, adults are required to pay a $3 background check fee.
When the background check is finalized, a training session will be scheduled.
Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Have a group of three (3) or more?
Call us to schedule an appointment: 915-845-5437