Do It Yourself ("DIY") Volunteering provides a meaningful way to engage volunteers in a non-traditional way.

Every month, HandsOn Miami will offer a different DIY project. For these projects, you'll provide the supplies (all are designed to be low-to-no-cost) and we'll give you the instructions for completing it, along with information on the benefiting agency.



Project: Books for Read to Learn

For the January DIY Project, HandsOn Miami will be collecting gently used children's books for Read to Learn. Read to Learn Books for Free is a program of The Children’s Trust in partnership with Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College. Their goal is to get more books in the hands of children – books they can keep to read with their families over and over again. They achieve this goal by delivering approximately 4,500 books per week to 65 bookshelf locations throughout Miami-Dade County. These books are free for the taking by children and their caregivers.