Teen Volunteers

The library provides opportunities for area students to fulfill community service requirements by providing valuable services for the library. The youth services department accepts a limited number of teen volunteers year round. 
 
Preteens and teens ages 12-13 who have a required amount of community service hours to perform during the school year can apply to volunteer. Teens ages 14-18 can apply to volunteer with or without community service requirements. Anyone wishing to volunteer should pick up a volunteer application form from the Youth Services desk or print the online Teen Volunteer Application Form, then either mail or bring the form to the Youth Services desk. This form must be completed, signed by a parent or guardian, and turned into the library before the volunteer can begin service.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Cleaning books
  • Preparing craft and story time materials
  • Shelving*
  • Library display*
  • Assorted clerical duties*
  • Assisting staff with programs*
  • Planning and conducting special programs*
  • Participation in the Teen Advisory Board*
*These activities are accepted by George Mason High School for IB community service requirements.

Teen Advisory Board
For volunteers in Grades 7-12, the Teen Advisory Board meets bi-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, suggesting the programming you'd like to see at the library, and more! Teens who participate in TAB earn volunteer hours. 
  
Questions
If you have questions about our Teen Volunteers, please contact Jess Borchetta, Young Adult Librarian by calling 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or by email.