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

Be a Volunteer! Get Started

  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!

New Resource for Job Seekers
New Resource for Job Seekers
Job seekers now have a fresh resource in Arlington! Job Club is a new program that meets twice a month at Southwest Branch to support people looking for a job. The Club will meet...
Quarterly Volunteer Meeting is September 29!
Quarterly Volunteer Meeting is September 29!
The Arlington Public Library’s quarterly volunteer meeting will be held Thursday, September 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Branch. We will be sharing updates about the Capital Campaign and the new Downtown library, as...
City’s Volunteer of the Month is Library’s Own!
City’s Volunteer of the Month is Library’s Own!
The Arlington Public Library is thrilled to announce that Mallissa Daniels is the City of Arlington’s Volunteer of the Month for September 2016! Mallissa began volunteering for the library in 2014 after her youngest child...
Behind the Scenes at the Fall Book Sale!
Behind the Scenes at the Fall Book Sale!
Our amazing volunteers are hard at work getting ready for this week’s Fall Book Sale at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center! Doors open on Wednesday for the members-only preview from 2-7 p.m. (don’t worry, if...
A Summer Dedicated to Helping Others
A Summer Dedicated to Helping Others
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore There are very few people on this earth who...