Spring 2014

Volunteer training with APBP will take place on Saturdays at the Aull Center from 9AM-12PM. Training takes about an hour, and it’s good to have a follow-up session. (You can come anytime during that time period.) If Saturdays won’t work for you, write to Katy at kohearnr@mail.wvu.edu.

At the training, you will learn the process for responding to letters from imprisoned people who are looking for books to read. Once you are trained, you can volunteer anytime the Aull Center is open (which is a lot!)

The Aull Center is at 351 Spruce St., next to the downtown library.


Summer 2013 update–Call for volunteers to help answer letters/pack books

We can always use help in our packing space! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us. Or, if you have already been trained, please stop by at your convenience and pack up a book or two or three or four or five or…you get the picture! :-)

Fall 2012 Volunteer Sessions

We will start holding packing sessions on Saturdays from 10am-1pm in the Aull House on August 25, running through December 8. If you would like to help out, please send an email to yvonneswartz@gmail.com and let her know which day (or days!) you would like to come. We are seeking both seasoned volunteers to teach the process, as well as new volunteers to learn the process. So no matter which category you fall into, come on down–we’d love to have you!


Volunteers can also help in any of the following ways:
      • Donate books
      • Shelve books & organize our office space
      • Open letters and respond to them at your convenience (during open hours)
      • Package books & mail books (during open hours)
      • Fundraise! Spread the word!
      • Make contacts with prison libraries
      • Correspond with people who are in prison
      • Attend meetings (that never last more than one hour!)

Contact us at appalachianpbp@gmail.com for more information.