Book Sale Volunteer - Friends Building. Volunteers and groups can help the Friends with book sales (Friends membership is not required.) Assist with book sorting, book sale set up, and help customers carry out their books. This is an ideal volunteer project for a group or organization. Book sales are held quarterly with upcoming sales posted on the Friends page on the Library website.
Collections Volunteer – Circulation, Audio-Visual, and Content Management Departments at Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library. Help re-case and clean DVDs, re-shelve DVDs and other AV items and dust shelves. Shelving volunteers must be detail-oriented and take a shelving skills assessment test.
Coupon Volunteer - All Library locations. Volunteer will clip and organize coupons on a weekly basis and remove expired coupons from the coupon exchange. Volunteer must be dependable, use scissors safely, and able to devote at least one hour weekly to the task.
Homework Helper - Connection Corner. During the academic school year, the volunteer will be available for a two-hour block at least one weekday afternoon Monday-Thursday. Volunteers will help students with homework, Digital Climbers technology activities, or provide an activity such as a game or puzzle. Must enjoy working with children, be comfortable providing hands-on homework help, and guiding students with online (computer) assignments. This position would be ideal for a retired teacher, though previous teaching experience is not required.
Local History & Genealogy Volunteer - LH&G Department at Carnegie Library. Process, index, scan, and input county government records and local historical records. Must have an interest in preserving history, be organized and detail-oriented, be comfortable with the equipment used, and have good reading and writing skills.
Newspaper Archive Volunteer - PR Department at Maring-Hunt Library. Clips newspaper articles and organize for archiving. Must be detail-oriented, especially in regard to chronological order.
Summer Reading Program Youth Volunteer - YS Departments at Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library. Volunteers must be 14 years of age and older and will assist with activities including crafts, enrollment, reviewing reading logs, distributing reading incentives, and assisting with special programs. Must be responsible, dependable and have a willingness to work with other youth.
Youth Services Volunteer -YS Department at Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library. Assist with program and event preparation (crafts, organizing supplies, preparing program room, nametags, bulletin boards, etc.) and clean up. Clean and sanitize puzzles, blocks, and other materials. Must be dependable and enjoy working with children.
Urban Garden Volunteer - Community Garden area at Maring-Hunt Library. Assist with grounds maintenance: weeding, planting, watering, etc as needed.
If interested in volunteering at MPL, you can visit any library location and fill out a volunteer registration form and permission form for background check or go online to www.munciepubliclibrary.org, >Library Info>Volunteers>Volunteer Registration Form.
The listed opportunities may or may not be available at all times. All adult MPL volunteers are required to undergo a background check prior to volunteering.