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The Library is not currently accepting new volunteers.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Alexandria Library. The goal of the Alexandria Library’s Volunteer Program is to enhance the Library’s ability to provide quality services to the public.

The Volunteer Program brings a wealth of benefits to the Library, its staff, the community and the volunteer.

Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers help in many facets of operations such as sorting, shelving, assisting with programs, and cleaning. Volunteers do not serve in ways that would jeopardize customer confidentiality and the customer’s right to privacy. Volunteers are not able to present story times or read aloud in the Youth Services Department. Due to the lengthy orientation and training process, volunteers should be prepared to commit to a minimum of two hours per week (eight hours per month) for at least six months. All successful applicants will be asked to submit to a background check run by the City of Alexandria.

To apply as a volunteer, complete the appropriate form below.


Check back soon!


Are you between the ages of 14-18 and looking for volunteer opportunities?

Find out more and earn service hours by attending a Teen Advisory Group meeting.


ELL teachers and volunteers needed at Beatley Library

The Beatley Library is looking to restart its ELL program and we need volunteers to support and lead ELL classes and conversation clubs. Beginner classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-noon and we hope to add a weekday evening and Saturday morning class or conversation club.

ELL Parental Support

We are looking for volunteers that will play, read and lead activities for children while their parent participates in ELL. This program would take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - noon. Parents will be present in the same room. All volunteers would need to be background checked and provide vaccination documentation.


Want to help out but can’t commit to weekly volunteering? We are looking for individuals to assist with special events, such as book sales and other large one-time library events. Email us at or call 703-746-1742 to get on the list.


Our Library Friends groups are a great way to help. See them all at

Last updated: August 2023