Book'em needs volunteers who can pick up and hand out (using gloves, which we will supply) bags of books to youth when they get a grab and go lunch and breakfast at Metro Nashville Public Schools meal sites.
Many MNPS children don't have books at home, so we want to provide them with some. We're working with MNPS to hand out bags of books at the schools where youth ages 18 and under can get a lunch and breakfast. These "drive-thru" meal sites will most likely be outside as MNPS is trying to keep all schools closed, so volunteers will be outside as well.
We need volunteers who will pick up boxes/bins of bags of books at our office, then take them to their assigned meal site, then return the remaining bags of books to Book'em. Our office is located at 161 Rains Ave, Nashville, 37203 (inside the Nashville Public Television building).
Important change: Book'em will be transitioning our pick up and drop off location from our office at NPT to MNPS Martin Professional Development Center sometime between April 29 and May 1. Once we have made that transition, you will pick up your bins and return them to the Martin Professional Development Center located at 2400 Fairfax Ave, Nashville, 37212. Book'em staff will be there to load your vehicle.
Please keep in mind, that we need volunteers who are able to lift and move boxes/bins full of books. Metro Schools does not have the manpower to do this part for us. Meal sites are open 10:00 to 12:30, so we're asking volunteers to pick up at Book'em around 9:30 and return by 1:00.
In order to maintain social distancing and safety protocols, we ask that only volunteers who are comfortable with this, are healthy, and will strictly follow safety protocols to sign up. Because of this, we are limiting it to one volunteer per site.
Questions? Please contact Melissa at [email protected] or 615-255-1820.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
|| Melissa Spradlin