We are fortunate to have volunteers who contribute their time, talent, and energy to a variety of long-term and short-term commitments. Opportunities range from volunteering in the children’s and teen spaces, digital creativity center, and the Friends of the Library Bookstore, to tutoring adult learners, to the maintenance of the collection, and much more.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete an application. As opportunities arise that match your interests and availability, someone will contact you. If you have questions about volunteering, please call the Library’s Volunteer Coordinator, Loraine Martin, at (812) 349-3050, or visit the Downtown Library's third-floor administration office.

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers provide clerical assistance.

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

Volunteers provide tutoring for adult reading, writing, math, and English language skills; studying for the high school equivalency and citizenship tests.

Access and Content Services

Volunteers help with our library's collections by withdrawing materials, or doing shelf maintenance projects.

Community Access Television Services (CATS)

Volunteers assist staff with electronic equipment in CATS Master Control and Dub Rooms.

Friends of the Library Bookstore

Volunteers shelve books, work as a cashier, and box books.

House Calls Service

Volunteers select materials and deliver them to the same assigned House Call patron each month.

Level Up

Volunteers assist with or lead digital creativity center programs.

Children's Services

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

Teen Services

Volunteers assist with teen technology programs, math homework help, or mentoring.


Volunteers assist with maintenance and cleaning.

Seed Library

Volunteers assist with seed inventory and maintenance with library gardens.

We also are seeking assistance from a master gardener.

Sign up to volunteer now!