Volunteer at the Library

Interested in volunteering at the library?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Hamilton East Public Library! We are delighted you are considering joining our team of dedicated volunteers. We’re currently accepting applications for the opportunities listed below. We are unable to accept volunteers needing court-ordered volunteer service, and volunteers age 18+ must complete a background check prior to volunteering.

Please click on the volunteer assignment on the application for more information.

Interested in volunteering on a Request for Reconsideration Committee? Find more information here!


Current Opportunities:

Summer Reading Prize Station Volunteers: Volunteers assist library staff with registering patrons of all ages for the Summer Reading Program, helping them redeem prizes, and keeping the prize station stocked and tidy. This assignment will be for ages 14 to adult only and last for the duration of the Summer Reading Program (June 1-July 31). Volunteers will be able to sign themselves up for shifts in the volunteer portal once they are approved, and they are not required to have a regular schedule. Weekday, evening, and weekend shifts will be available. Please indicate your preferred library (Fishers, Noblesville, or both) on the volunteer application.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Teen Advisory Board is the pulse of the teen community at the library. TAB members’ positive thoughts and ideas are heavily relied upon to create appropriate and engaging programs for teens. TAB members might be asked to weigh in on any topic that relates to library service for teens. Teens receive volunteer time for participating in monthly meetings. Volunteers must be enrolled in grades 6-12. TAB volunteers must fill out a TAB application as well as a general volunteer application.

Teens’ Top Ten Reviewer: The Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) is a national teen choice book list where teens nominate and vote on their favorite books of the previous year. We are one of the few groups across the US chosen to help create the list for next year! Teens will read books published in the current year and fill out a review form. They will receive 1 volunteer hour per hundred pages (rounded) read once the review is posted. Learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten Program. Volunteers must be ages 12-18.

Tidying Teens Volunteers
Tidying Teens volunteers help keep the library tidy, which may include dusting shelves, straightening books, notifying staff of problem areas, and other tasks. Volunteers do not shelve books. This volunteer assignment is open to ages 11-19. The schedule is currently available on Saturdays at 10am-11am and occasional Sunday afternoons twice a month at Noblesville and Fishers. Volunteers schedule themselves for open shifts using the volunteer portal once they have completed a training session.

For more info, contact: volunteer@hepl.lib.in.us.