Special Announcement

WBFN programs and activities are run by our members for our members. Our volunteers are members from around the world who dedicate their time, talents and energy to giving back. Volunteering at WBFN is not only a great opportunity to use your skills and experience for the benefit of the WBG and wider communities, but also to learn new skills, enhance your professional development, and boost your social life. WBFN volunteers work in an extraordinarily wide range of positions, from event organization and database management to branding and graphic design. Browse the descriptions of what the main WBFN teams do below and register to volunteer based on your personal and professional interests. These detailed descriptions are only to be used a guide and can be adapted to suit the individual’s skill and time commitment.

Get Involved—The Book Project Team

The WBFN Book Project was established in 1982 under the umbrella of the Family Network. Its mission is to assist in the education of children in developing countries through book donations. Volunteers are the backbone of this organization. We send approximately 75,000-100,000 books/year to recipients in developing countries. Our shipments have been sent to over 100 countries in Asia, Africa, South America, South Pacific islands and Eastern Europe.

The position(s) of volunteers depend on their level of time commitment and professional skills. Some volunteers procure books, organize shipment requests, recruit new members, and and vet new Shipment Sponsors. Others sort, stamp, organize and box books according to Sponsor requests for a shipment. Spouses of staff members, retired WB staff members, and children of staff members (16 years or older) are eligible to volunteer at the WBFN Book Project.

Visit our website www.bookproject-wbfn.org (link is external) to find out more about what we do, contact us at bookprojectwbfn@worldbank.org or call us at 202-473-8960 on Monday-Wednesday from 10 am – 3 pm, to discuss how you could be involved with us.