The volunteer program is intended to establish a core group of volunteers to assist with large projects which require additional staffing, to be on-call for tasks occurring on an intermittent basis, or to provide regular on-going assistance.
Volunteers will augment basic services but will not replace paid library staff positions. Recruitment, coordination, and supervision of volunteers is the responsibility of the Adult Services Librarian.
A volunteer is an individual who assists in library programs, services, and operations without expectation or receipt of compensation or benefits. All volunteers must adhere to the following guidelines:
Volunteers must abide by the policies, procedures, and values of the Indianola Public Library.
Volunteers must be 14 years or older.
Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application to be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers fulfilling Court-Directed Community Service must fill out the Court-Directed Community Service Volunteer Application to be contacted regarding volunteer opportunities.
Training for specific tasks will be provided as necessary. Volunteer hours of service may be tracked for statistical purposes.
The Library reserves the right to decline any volunteer or to limit the number of hours a volunteer can work. The Library reserves the right to terminate a volunteer at any time.