View the Library Volunteer Slide Show to answer any questions you may have about our volunteer opportunities.
- If you decide you’re a great match for the Library’s story sign up as a volunteer on our city's volunteer page. Once you have completed the “Basic Info” portion of the application, please fill out the “Additional Info” and “Qualifications.” This information is required to process your application. Additionally, it is helpful if you click on the “My Profile” tab and fill out “Interests”, “Availability” and “Goals.” We will be able to best serve you if that additional information is provided.
- A background check will be conducted on all applicants for most positions, and can take up to two weeks.
- When your background check is completed, a library staff member will contact you to set up a time for training for the volunteer position you’ve selected and you’ll be part of our story! Your schedule will be set up through our volunteer software.
Please Note: Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older unless volunteering under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian that is also an approved volunteer. Currently the Arlington Public Library system is only accepting community service volunteers through the Arlington Municipal Teen Court program. We are unable to accept or authorize any other court ordered community service volunteers at this time. Please let us know if you would like us to make a referral to another organization. We also have opportunities for groups (families, service clubs, church groups, etc.). Do you know of a group that would like to help make Arlington a great place to live? Contact us and we'll be in touch! The signup and scheduling software, Volunteer2, uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption for all customer data and has been authenticated by Anti-Rootkit. Any information you provide will remain safe, secure and confidential.
Special Opportunity for Teens!
Teens grades 7-12 have an exciting way to volunteer their time along with the above opportunities. The Teen Volunteer Corps is a group of teens who meet at their local library. We help plan events, give suggestions for books and movies and put some hard work into worthwhile service projects.
Short on time? You can still help!
Friends of the Arlington Public Library members work together to provide two book sales for the community each year and appreciate donations of used books and audiovisual items that are in good condition (please see their website for further guidance on the types of materials they will accept). In addition, they offer two Book and Author Luncheons each year that feature local authors. Visit the Friends at www.fapl.org and become a Friend today!
The Arlington Public Library Foundation provides a source of financial assistance to the Library through the solicitation of tax deductible contributions. Their goal is to provide an outstanding library for the people of Arlington. Donate online at: www.apl-foundation.org.
Invest in Our Future.
- Fill out a City of Arlington Volunteer application, agreeing to a background check through the City of Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District (if you’ll be working at an AISD Reading Corps site).
- When the background check is completed we’ll contact you to schedule your orientation session and to find out which RC site you’d like to work with.
- Beginning in January, you’ll be assigned to your site and will be ready to READ!
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