What are Volunteer Reward Credits?

When a volunteer's scanned or proofread book is approved into Bookshare®'s collection, both the scanner and the proofreader automatically earn Volunteer Reward Credits. These credits can be used to reduce the cost of a Bookshare membership* for a person with a qualified print disability. If you have a qualified print disability, you may apply the credits to your own membership. Otherwise, you may donate credits to help make a membership affordable for someone in need.

To donate your credits, please use the Request Help form with the amount of credits you want to donate and the name of the person to whom you want to donate (or note if you want to donate credits for anyone in need).

To redeem your credits, please Request Help.

Please note that scanning and proofreading volunteer opportunities are only available to U.S. residents.

*All student memberships are free, through an award from the U.S. Department of Education. An annual administrative fee is charged to all others.