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Volunteer Opportunities

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.


Library service is enhanced by volunteers supplementing and assisting the Library’s staff.  Volunteers are welcome to help in many facets of operations except in functions that would jeopardize customer confidentiality and their right to privacy. Volunteers are not able to present story time or read aloud in the Youth Services Department. We ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week for at least 6 months.


At this time volunteer are required to be at least 16 years old. We are in the process of developing a teen volunteer program and will update this page with the program information as soon as it is available.


To apply to volunteer, submit a volunteer application to one of the library branches or email it to


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 to get on the list.


Have a group that wants to volunteer for a one time event or special project?  Inquire at


For more information, email or call 703-746-1742.

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