The POP Project is a volunteer-operated nonprofit in Asheville that finds new homes for used books by working with other literacy and advocacy agents in Western North Carolina to improve book access for inmates, homeless populations, impoverished children, and those in need.
About the Homeward Books Flex Project
As a volunteer-led initiative, we need help sorting through the donated books. Books are divided into various categories/genres, and will be flipped through to remove any bookmarks, etc. Books will eventually be distributed to populations in need within our community. The only skills necessary are an interest in books and the ability to analyze genres by examining the books.
Notes about Homeward Books:
- This is an outdoor project. Comfortable dress and shoes recommended.
- Project dependent on good weather. POP reserves the right to cancel the project with 24 hours notice due to inclement weather.
- Lifting up to 30 pounds would be helpful but is not a requirement.
- There are no bathroom facilities on the premises.
- POP provides water and a light snack.
Volunteers who have personal transportation and are able are also invited to help deliver these books to organization partners in Buncombe County. Please let us know your availability! The POP Project works with other literacy and advocacy agents in Western North Carolina to improve book access for inmates, homeless populations, impoverished children, and those in need.
Additional Information about Participation:
•Youth volunteers age 12+ are able to attend with an adult volunteer. All youth ages 17 and under are required to bring a youth waiver to this project.
•CLICK HERE to download our Youth Waiver.
•Want to reserve spots/sign-up friends and family? Click here for instructions on Team Response.