Volunteer Application

We need your help with volunteer positions at our Main Library and the Ellettsville Branch.

If you are interested in donating a couple of hours each week, or even 2-4 hours each month please fill out this volunteer application.

If you have questions about volunteering at the library call our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Sater, at 349-3050 or come to the 3rd floor Administration Office.


Work or Volunteer Experience


Volunteer Information

Your Availability

Check all the times you are available to volunteer

NOTE: Volunteer needs vary by department. Set schedules may or may not apply.

Areas of interest in the library

Rank in order of preference.

If you are not interested in an area, leave the option set at "none".

Volunteers provide clerical assistance.

Volunteers help with collection maintenance.

Volunteers supervise the Learn and Play Space, assist with programs and help maintain the collection.

After completing training, volunteers will assist staff with electronic equipment in CATS Master Control and Dub Rooms. Volunteers will also serve as department receptionist/switchboard operators, and monitor the audio and video signals of the CATS network.

Volunteers help keep library shelves in order (training required), assist with library programs, clean materials and/or grounds.

Volunteers assist with maintenance and cleaning.

Possible volunteer positions include straightening shelves, working as a cashier and boxing books.

VITAL welcomes volunteers to assist with: adult basic literacy and ESL tutoring, English conversation groups, office assistance and fundraising. No experience is required; training will be provided.

Additonal Tutor Volunteer Questions

Homebound Delivery - Volunteers select materials for and deliver to the same pre-assigned homebound patron each month.

Volunteers straighten materials and check the order of items for accuracy. A training class is required. Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System is preferred.

Volunteers tutor teens on math and science homework.

Please describe

Please explain your community service requirements.

For Minors (Teens Under 18)

Parent name and email address required as a form of consent for teens under 18 to volunteer. Teens ages 13-17 are welcome to submit a volunteer application to assist with children's programs during the summer.

The library conducts background checks relevant to the responsibilities of the volunteer position assignment.

Please note that the existence of a conviction record will not necessarily bar a volunteer applicant's acceptance in the library volunteer program.  Please verify that you do not have a history of serious criminal action and that you do not engage in behavior that might jeopardize your safety or that of others.

I certify that I have made true, correct and complete answers and statements on this application in the knowledge that they may be relied upon in considering my offer to volunteer.  I understand that any omission or falsely answered statements made by me on this application, or in any supplemental information, will be sufficient cause for failure to be placed, or for my discharge, should I become a volunteer with Monroe County Public Library.

Check the box if you agree to the above statement.

Acceptance of this application does not guarantee that you will be placed as a volunteer.

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