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The Library is accepting new volunteers on a limited basis.


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.

Volunteers CAN

  • help in many ways such teaching English Language Learning classes, offering computer assistance, assisting with program set-up, crowd control, and clean up to name a few.

Volunteers CAN’T

  • serve in ways that would jeopardize customer confidentiality and the customer’s right to privacy.
  • present story times or read aloud in the Youth Services Department.

Because libraries work with a wide variety of people, including a number of vulnerable populations, Alexandria Library has a lengthy application, orientation, and training process. Accepted applicants will be asked to submit to a background check run by the City of Alexandria.

Volunteer at the Library


Adult Volunteer Application


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.

Teen Volunteer Application


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.

ELL Volunteer Application


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

Volunteer Alexandria also offers other ways to volunteer.

Last updated: March 2024