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The Fairfax County Public Library is recruiting volunteers. Please help us advertise our opportunities by sharing this list with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, school, clubs or places of worship – wherever someone may be able to help.

Annandale
Cultivate gardens at the George Mason Regional Library. Individuals are needed to join our existing group of volunteer gardeners. Duties include regular weeding, watering, mulching and pruning. Volunteers should have some basic knowledge of gardening. Contact Kay Rzasa at 703-526-3800.

Alexandria
Sherwood Regional Library needs Spanish speaking volunteers to provide one-on-one computer training in Spanish. Volunteers teach customers basic computer skills, including internet searching. Two one-hour sessions per week. Days and times are flexible depending on the volunteer’s availability. Must be 18 or older. For more details, contact Deepa Madhavan at 703-718-8219.

Help people improve their English language skills. Volunteers are needed to lead English conversation practice groups at the Sherwood Regional Library. Must by 18 years or older. Volunteers are asked to commit to one hour per week leading a group. Current needs are for Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Thursdays 7:30pm and Saturdays at 11am. Volunteers should be outgoing, friendly and enjoy talking with new people. Training provided. Contact Denise Morgan at 703-765-3645.

Got a green thumb? We need you! An individual, a group, or a garden club is needed to help maintain the landscaping at the Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Duties include regular weeding, mulching, pruning, and ongoing maintenance. Volunteer hours are flexible. Volunteers should have some basic knowledge of gardening and the ability to work independently. Contact Denise Morgan at 703-765-3645.

Adopt-A-Shelf volunteers (18 and older) are needed at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity that can be done evenings or weekends, on your own or with family members. Tasks include making sure books are in order on the shelf, finding books that belong to other branches and checking the condition of the books. Contact Koreen Reid at 703-971-0010.

Burke
The Burke Centre Library’s Youth Services department is in need of Adult Volunteers to help maintain the collection and assist with programs. Contact Nancy Klein at 703-249-1534

The Burke Center Library is looking for volunteers to help plan and cultivate a butterfly garden.  Master Gardeners, Girl / Boy Scouts or 4-H Club members especially welcome.  Contact Nancy Klein at 703-249-1534

The Kings Park Library is looking for a volunteer with and MLS or MLIS degree to assist with managing library books and materials. For more information contact Helen Ignatenko at 703-978-5600.

Help others gain computer skills. Volunteers are needed at the Kings Park Library to teach one-on-one computer tutoring sessions to library customers. Topics will vary based on the customer’s needs, but usually include navigating the internet and learning basic Microsoft Office programs. Sessions last one hour and the schedule is flexible based on the volunteer’s availability. Contact Helen Ignatenko at 703-978-5600.

Cultivate gardens at the Kings Park Library. Individuals are needed to help our Volunteer Gardening Team. Duties include regular weeding, watering, mulching and pruning. Volunteers should have some basic knowledge of gardening and the ability to work independently. Contact Helen Ignatenko at 703-978-5600.

Help people improve their English language skills. Volunteers are needed to lead English conversation practice groups at the Kings Park Library. Must by 18 years or older. Groups usually meet for one hour once a week. Current needs are for weekday evenings and Saturdays. Volunteers should be outgoing, friendly and enjoy talking with new people. Contact Cathy Noonan  at 703-978-5600.

Chantilly
Help adults improve their English language skills.  Volunteers are needed at the Chantilly Regional Library for one-on-one sessions working individually with people to improve their English. Schedule for these sessions is flexible depending on the availability of the volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. For more information contact Jaye Lahlou at 703-502-3883.

Fairfax
A co-leader is needed to help lead an English conversation group at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. The group meets Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. This volunteer opportunity require someone with good communication skills who enjoys meeting and speaking with people from other cultures. The volunteer should be patient, supportive, and speak English fluently and clearly. For more information, contact Susan McClain at 703-293-6227.

Falls Church
Strong able-bodied volunteers are needed to assist with bi-monthly book sales held the first Saturday of book sale months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike. Help is also needed with set-up on Thursdays prior to the sales. Greatest need is for volunteers that can work afternoon shifts. Must be able to lift heavy boxes of books. Contact Linda Prante at 703-790-8088.

The Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library needs volunteers to be one-on-one English conversation tutors. We are looking for people who enjoy meeting and speaking with others and have good communication skills. Volunteers should speak English fluently and clearly, be patient and supportive, be willing to commit to a regular schedule of at least one hour a week, and be adaptable to changing needs of the library and ESOL students. Previous experience as a teacher or tutor is helpful, but not necessary. Contact Linda Prante at 703-790-8088.

The Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library needs an assistant English conversation group leader to volunteer Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We are looking for people who enjoy meeting and speaking with others and have good communication skills. The leaders create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for participants improving their English. Volunteers should speak English fluently and clearly, be patient and supportive, and be adaptable to changing needs of the library and ESOL students. Previous experience as a teacher or tutor is helpful, but not necessary. Contact Linda Prante at 703-790-8088.

Herndon
Lend a hand at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center Street. Page volunteers are needed to shelve library materials, put carts in order and provide other assistance to the page department as needed. Available shifts are Mon-Fri between 1-4pm. Circulation support volunteers are needed to mend library materials, process library card applications, sort books and search for items placed on hold by customers. Help is needed Mondays 10am-2pm and Tues/Thurs 1-5pm. Contact Ivan Lapinell at 703-437-8855.

Oakton
Adopt-A-Shelf volunteers are needed at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity that can be done evening or weekends, on your own or with family members. Tasks include making sure books are in order on the shelf, finding books that belong to other branches, and checking the condition of the books. Contact David Mertens at 703-242-4014.

Other volunteer opportunities may be available as well and training is available for all positions. For more information, contact the branch/department where you are interested in volunteering. Here's a list of volunteer coordinators and their contact information.


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