Teen Volunteers

  1. COVID-19 Library Update 

Virtual Teen Volunteers

The Library building remains closed but there is still a chance to serve the library community through our Virtual Volunteer program! Students in grades 7-12 can apply to volunteer while remaining socially distant with the online Virtual Teen Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Opportunities
Book Reviews and Recommendations - Book Review volunteers will share reviews and read-alike recommendations for the books they are currently reading. Completed reviews will be posted on Library social media with the volunteer’s first name and grade level.

Sidewalk Art - Art volunteers will be loaned a set of sidewalk chalk to decorate the sidewalk outside of the Library’s temporary location.

Teen Advisory Board - The Library is currently being renovated and a new Teen-only space is being added on the lower level. Teen Advisory Board members will meet once a month to share their ideas for the Teen space, as well as creating programming that they want to see in the Library, giving their input on book selection, and more.
If you have questions about the Virtual Volunteer program, please contact Laura Miller, Young Adult Librarian by email.

Information about our volunteer program for when the library reopens can be found below.

In-person volunteering at the library is currently suspended. We will update this page when the library reopens to the public and volunteering resumes.

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 must 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.