Adult Volunteers

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 - Apply with the library foundation to volunteer at our book sales!
  • Inventorying the collection - Reviewing applications for project starting in the second half of Feb. 2024.
  • Processing materials - at capacity.
  • Repairing books - at capacity.
  • Scanning photographs - at capacity.
  • Shelving materials - at capacity.
  • Sorting donations - at capacity.

How to Apply

We are currently at capacity and are reviewing the recent applications for inventory volunteers. You can also volunteer with the library foundation!


For more information, please contact Billette Ripy by email or by calling 703-248-5222 (TTY 711).

Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Area students can fulfill community service requirements by providing valuable services for the library. Students in grades 7-12 can apply to volunteer. 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. Volunteers commit to an hour a week. 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. Volunteers commit to one hour per week during the summer. 

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.


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