Listed are all volunteer opportunities currently open at the Indiana State Library. Positions will be added regularly as new opportunities arise.
Unless otherwise noted, there is no deadline for volunteer applications.
Volunteer applications are always accepted and will be maintained for at least 6 months. However, volunteer applicants are not guaranteed placement. The Indiana State Library contacts volunteer applicants as openings occur. It is up to the discretion of the library whether or not to contact, accept, and place a volunteer applicant. Applicants are chosen based on a combination of the applicant’s (1) skills and abilities in combination with the needs of the department the volunteer will serve; (2) ability to pass a background check. The State Library maintains an equal opportunity work place. Like staff, volunteers are chosen and dismissed based on competence and job performance without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, veteran status, familial status, or other non-merit based factors.
Indiana Voices, a program that produces audiobooks for blind and visually / physically impaired citizens is looking to fill its new volunteer position of audiobook reviewer. This volunteer opportunity will play an important role in speeding up the production of titles to our patrons.
The audiobook reviewer proofreads a completed audiobook and finds errors or mistakes in the reading. The reviewer will have both an audio copy and a print copy of the book. They will follow along while listening to check for errors in pronunciation, duplications, or any other errors.
The hours for this position are flexible with volunteers being able to perform this work at home. Volunteers are asked to listen to the book for at least 2 hours each week and are asked to commit to finishing any books they start. Book packets are mailed to the volunteers. Volunteers do not need to live in the Indianapolis area.
Historical Marker Survey Volunteer
Indiana Historical Bureau
The Indiana Historical Bureau is looking for volunteers to help survey our Indiana state historical markers. These markers are located in almost all counties of the state. Volunteers would be asked to travel to these markers, photograph them, and send photos electronically to Indiana Historical Bureau staff.
This position is very flexible. Volunteers can survey as many markers as their time allows.
To see a full listing of Indiana’s state historical markers, visit IHB’s marker website.
Indiana Historical Digital Newspapers Project
The Indiana Historical Digital Newspapers Project is seeking volunteers to correct computer-generated transcriptions of digitized Indiana newspapers, providing more accurate search results for researchers.
Volunteers must be able to follow instructions, be detail-oriented, and have good typing skills.
This position allows volunteers to work from home. A computer and reliable internet connection are required.
There is no need to formally apply for this position. Interested volunteers can register to transcribe at the Hoosier State Chronicles website.
For more information on the Indiana Historical Digital Newspapers Project, please visit the Hoosier State Chronicles blog.
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