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Volunteer

Adult Volunteers

Not Accepting New Adult Volunteers

The library is currently not accepting new adult volunteers. Please check back later this fall...

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a vital part of the library and we greatly appreciate their hard work and dedication! Volunteers provide many services, including:

  • Assisting with the ongoing library book sale
  • Inventorying the collection
  • Processing materials
  • Repairing books
  • Scanning photographs
  • Shelving materials
  • Sorting donations

How to Apply

  • If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer,  please fill out the adult volunteer application linked below. 
  • We ask our volunteers to make a commitment of 2 hours a week for at least 6 months.
  • The library cannot offer opportunities to fulfill court mandated community service hours at this time.
  • All library volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Questions? 

For more information, please contact Vicky Schmidt by email or by calling 703-248-5036 (TTY 711).

Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers Opportunities

Area students can fulfill community service requirements by providing valuable services for the library. Students in grades 7-12 can apply to volunteer, however volunteers in grades 7 and 8 must be residents of the City of Falls Church. Teen Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Shelf Monitors: Shelf monitors are assigned a section of the library collection for shelving and shelf reading. Volunteer shifts are flexible based on the volunteer's availability.
  • Teen Advisory Board: The Teen Advisory Board meets monthly during the school year to give teens a voice in the library. Activities may include reviewing new books for the collection, decorating the library's teen space, and suggesting the programming you'd like to see!
  • Programming Assistance (Summer only): Programming volunteers help with Summer Reading  program preparation, presentation, and crowd control.

How to Apply

  • Anyone wishing to volunteer should fill out the teen volunteer application below. This form must be completed and volunteers must attend training before beginning service.
  • The library cannot offer opportunities to fulfill court mandated community service hours at this time.
  • All library volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Questions? 

For more information, please contact Laura Miller by email or by calling 703-248-5034 (TTY 711).