Teen Volunteers

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Teen Volunteer Program Suspended

We will not be taking any new volunteer applications or scheduling any volunteers while the Library is closed in response to COVID-19. Information about our volunteer program for when the library reopens can be found below.

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. 
Students in grades 7-12 can apply to volunteer. Middle School students in grades 7 and 8 should be residents of the City of Falls Church. 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 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. 


If you have questions about our Teen Volunteers, please contact Laura Miller, Young Adult Librarian by calling 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or by email.