Volunteers are a valuable part of the Muncie Public Library story. By donating your time and assistance, you will gain a varied skill set to help when seeking employment in the community and you get the satisfaction of knowing you are helping others. Below, you will find information about the various volunteer opportunities at each MPL Branch. Just read through these descriptions to find a job that fits your interests, then fill out the following forms and return them to any branch:

Volunteer Opportunities 2013

Volunteer Registration Form

Background Check Authorization

Check back often as more volunteer positions become available.

Carnegie Library - Local History and Genealogy

Opportunities may be available in the following tasks:

  • Repairing and archiving historic documents
  • Reading and indexing historic documents
  • Scanning
  • Data entry
  • Historic and genealogical research
  • Quality control of scanning and data entry 

Availability:

  • Carnegie volunteers may only work during normal business hours which are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 6 pm 

Location

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of structure and content of the English language including the alphabet, numbers and meaning of words for reading and writing.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

The following additional skills are required for positions that involve use of a computer:

  • Computer skills including use of mouse, keyboard, Windows and peripheral equipment.
  • Internet searching skills.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Sufficient dexterity to manipulate keyboards, mouse and other library equipment.
  • Visual acuity to distinguish letters, words and numbers.
  • Occasional lifting and grasping of books from various shelf heights.
  • Some tasks may involve exposure to allergens such as dust and mold.

Maring-Hunt Library - Computer Class Teachers & Assistants

 As a part of our service to the community, MPL is seeking a volunteer with PC training experience to lead an adult computer class for a few days each month. Adults in attendance will have varying degrees of computer knowledge. While this is not a paid position, the experience can help to build a professional resume.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MS Office, Windows 7 OS, Internet Searching, Internet, and basic photo editing. 

  • Ability to effectively relate class material to adults.

MPL is also in need of volunteers to lead classes in other web and technology topics.

Please submit 3 personal/employment references with your resume. If you are chosen for this position you will be subject to a background check.

If you're interested in volunteering, you can fill out an application at any MPL location. Please write "Computer Class Teacher" at the top of the form or email your resume along with a brief paragraph about yourself to mcoon@munpl.org.