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Volunteers


The Volunteer Services Department upholds the mission of Eckhart Public Library by empowering individuals to the productive use of their talents, skills and gifts in providing the highest level of quality service to our patrons.


What You Need

Who To Contact

Volunteer Application

Hold Harmless

Coordinator of Volunteer Services
volunteers@epl.lib.in.us
260-925-2414 ext. 401




Eckhart Public Library is currently seeking individuals to volunteer in the following areas:



EMOS: Eckhart Mobile Outreach Service


Help Those Who Canít Get to the Library to Receive Books and DVDs!

The Outreach Services Materials Puller is a very flexible volunteer position - every other week, coming in anytime Monday-Thursday, during library operating hours. This essential library service to the community involves pulling books and DVDs from the shelves for homebound patrons, daycare centers, long term care facilities.†


Requirements:

Frequent walking and standing†for at least one hour every other week.†
Position involves the ability to push at least one hundred (100) pounds on wheels.
Extensive and repetitive bending, stooping, pulling, reaching, handling, and feeling.
Manual dexterity; physical flexibility to operate computer keyboard and mouse, and writing tools.
Good vision; correctable to 20/20 and in color.
Clear speaking voice and good hearing.



Children's Department


Storytimes


Love Kids and Books? The Children's Department has a need for volunteers to assist with storytime activities and crafts for children and their caretakers. A once a week, eight-month commitment is required for this poisition. Storytimes run from September to April.


Times Available:

Tuesdays:††††† 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Tuesdays:† † † † 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesdays: 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm


Requirements:†

Volunteers for these programs would be energetic, able to get down on the floor, enjoy playing with children and modeling skills, enjoy singing with a group, be able to lift/push 20 lbs.

If you're interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Application including the Hold Harmless Agreement attached to the application. If you're under the age of 18, a signature from a parent or guardian is required. Before placement, individuals 18 years and older will be asked to submit to a criminal background check. Return completed forms to the Volunteer Services Department.


Shelving Books

Volunteers for shelving books would have flexible schedules, frequent walking, and frequent standing. This position involves the ability to push at least one hundred (100) pounds on wheels. It also involved extensive and repetitive bending, stooping, pulling, reaching, handling, and feeling. Volunteers need manual dexterity and physical flexibility.


Willennar Genealogy Center


We are looking for volunteers for the John Martin Smith Collection and the Willennar Genealogy Center as a whole. If you like history, have an eye for detail, and enjoy research and writing you are just the person we're looking for! Some computer skills are necessary.†


Tasks include:

Scanning documents and photos

Cataloging

Indexing

Microfilm viewing to extract information

Proofing


The Teen Library


Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

TAB is a voluntary group of teenagers representing public, private, and homeschool students in the community. They act as liaisons to The Teen Library. TAB meets the first Friday of every month. All students in grades 6 - 12 are welcome.