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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!

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Big Week in Adult Education News
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ESL Success Story: Berta
ESL Success Story: Berta
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GED and ESL Registration Dates – Spring 2016
GED and ESL Registration Dates – Spring 2016
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Meet Our Newest GED Graduate!
Meet Our Newest GED Graduate!
Andrew enrolled with Arlington Reads in the fall 2015 semester. At that time, he had already had some success with the new GED test, but needed some extra help to complete the last of...
GED Study Program Overview
GED Study Program Overview
For adults who don’t have a high school diploma, a GED can be the key to a future job, financial success and a better life. However, according to the American Council on Education, less...
ESL Overview
ESL Overview
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