Get involved

The simplest way to help is to spread the word. The wider our network of champions, the more sponsors get on board. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram. Give us a follow and remember to tag us in any posts and use the hashtag #bookdash!


The fastest way to help is to donate to our cause. By helping us cover running costs, you help us get more books to more children. Card, SnapScan and EFT payments are all accepted.

If you’re in South Africa, then you can also sign up for a MySchool card and make us your beneficiary of choice. See here for more info.

If you or your organisation would like to sponsor a Book Dash product offering: Read about our events, print runs and translations in the Book Dash Prospectus and get in touch!

Join our mailing list if:

  • You’d like to receive Book Dash news and announcements.
  • You’d like to receive notifications when new books are added to the Book Dash library.
  • You’re a creative professional or top notch amateur and want to volunteer at a Book Dash event. You’ll be notified to apply when an event is planned for a city near you.

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Does your organisation work with young children in need? Apply to become a distribution partner and receive free books for the children you serve.

Get books to kids

Are you a journalist? Use our press kit to help tell the Book Dash story!

Do you want to adapt or translate a Book Dash title? Have a look at the source files for all of our books. Each book has its own folder, feel free to explore!

Interested in how we make our books? Have a look at the Book Dash Manual and design templates.

Book Dash is looking for an Intern and it could be you!

For all the information, check out the video below or scroll down to view each slide separately.

This is a full-time, paid Cape Town-based internship, suited to a skilled graduate.

The intern will assist the Directors with the diverse range of tasks required to run Book Dash. You would gain unique insight into a dynamic organisation working at the intersection of the publishing and social impact.

Fluency in both an indigenous South African language as well as English will be prioritised.

A valid driver’s license is required and own transport preferred.

Tasks would include:

  • Assistance with Book Dash events, translation projects, print runs and book donations
  • Keeping Book Dash in the public eye through proactive public relations and marketing
  • Tracking metadata, managing digital content on Dropbox, maintaining ship-shape filing systems and publishing books to the website
  • Spotting funding or partnership opportunities, help with applications, and compiling reports
  • Help with executing monitoring and evaluation.
  • Basic financial admin: Quoting, invoicing, stock-take. Training provided for this

To apply, please send a letter of motivation to with your Full Name and “Internship” in the subject line.

CVs are not requested. Make sure to tell us all about yourself, how your skills and experience make you perfect for this position, and why you want to join the Book Dash team.

Letters of motivation are due by 5pm on Monday, 25th February 2019 to

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Support Book Dash with MySchool!

 We’re now fully registered with MySchool, meaning it’s quick and easy to add us to your profile.

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