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No matter what you’re best at there is something you can do.

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  1. Please fill out entire application. Your application cannot be processed unless it is complete.
  2. A background check will be conducted on all applicants for most positions, and can take up to two weeks.
  3. When your background check is completed, a library staff member will contact you to set up a time for training for the volunteer position you’ve selected and you’ll be part of our story!

Please Note

  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older unless volunteering under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian that is also an approved volunteer.
  • We only accept community service volunteers through the Arlington Municipal Teen Court program. We are unable to accept or authorize any other court ordered community service volunteers at this time.
  • We also have opportunities for groups (families, service clubs, church groups, etc.). Do you know of a group that would like to help make Arlington a great place to live? Contact us and we’ll be in touch!

We are currently recruiting for:

Volunteer to be a literacy tutor
Volunteer to help children read with Reading Corps
Volunteer to be a cyber coach and teach computer classes
Volunteer with us and help shelve books

Other opportunities:

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Read about our volunteers and programs!

First-Ever Chess Tournament Draws Crowd at SW Branch
First-Ever Chess Tournament Draws Crowd at SW Branch
On Saturday, April 23, a group of young chess players gathered together for the Arlington Public Library’s first-ever Southwest Branch Chess Tournament. Ranging in age from 7-16-years, 24 students tested their strategic skills in...
Celebrating National Volunteer Week
Celebrating National Volunteer Week
It is time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things. April 10 – 16 is National Volunteer Week! The Arlington Public Library System depends on hundreds of volunteers to provide great service to our community....
Library Invites Community to Help Build the Dream
Library Invites Community to Help Build the Dream
Beginning today, Arlington residents have the unique opportunity to help shape a major piece of the community landscape that will be at the heart of the American Dream City for generations to come: the...
Volunteers Drive Book Sale
Volunteers Drive Book Sale
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library Spring Book Sale opens today, March 30! More than 60,000 items are available for sale throughout the weekend at Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Transforming the empty gym into a...
Mayor Recognizes AmeriCorps VISTA Members
Mayor Recognizes AmeriCorps VISTA Members
Crowded on a colorful rug in the community room of the Arlington Public Library’s Southeast Branch, a group of elementary-age children spent Monday evening listening to a storytime from the mayor of Arlington. Mayor...
Arlington Reads’ Newest GED Graduate
Arlington Reads’ Newest GED Graduate
Robert M. is another member of the Fall 2015 enrollment class that can hold his GED certificate up high. When Robert first came to Arlington Reads in August 2015, he had already passed the mathematics...