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Volunteering at the ACPL

Volunteers are essential to the function of the ACPL. From the opening of the library in 1895, volunteers have played vital roles at the Allen County Public Library. Each year over 1000 individuals give of their time and talents to assist staff in the delivery of quality service to customers at the Main Library and all thirteen branches. The priority of the Volunteer Services department is to ensure a win-win situation for both volunteers and staff that will result in positive, satisfying experiences.

FAQs

  • A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at the library that may suit your interests and our needs

  • From weekly commitments, to assisting monthly, to one-time special events, or volunteering as a family unit.

  • If you are 13 years or older, you may apply to be a volunteer at the ACPL. Individuals under the age of 18 must obtain parental/guardian permission.

  • You can find our Volunteer Application here.

    Volunteer applications will be kept on file and applicants are contacted when volunteer opportunities become available

  • If your interests and skills match our needs, an interview will be scheduled which will include filling out an application, discussing time commitments, and going over other aspects of volunteering. 

Enjoy reading aloud, and empowering others?

The Audio Reading Service broadcasts the live reading of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, and we broadcast the recorded readings of over 65 other publications such as Fort Wayne Business News, Prevention, People, Consumer Reports, and The New Yorker.

Our target audience is listeners of all ages who have visual, physical, learning, or language challenges to reading traditional printed materials.

 

Available Opportunities:

  • What’s going on in Decatur? Or Auburn? Or Columbia City? Find out – along with our listeners, by reading Area News. We have an every-other Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:30 am opportunity available to read our area community newspapers from hard copy and from the tablet.
     

If your skills and passions match our needs, we'd love to have you join our audio reading team of ACPL volunteers! An interview and audition is required. Please contact the Audio Reading Service at (260) 421-1375, or audioreader@acpl.info with any questions.

Enjoy reading aloud, and empowering others?

The Audio Reading Service broadcasts the live reading of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, and we broadcast the recorded readings of over 65 other publications such as Fort Wayne Business News, Prevention, People, Consumer Reports, and The New Yorker.

Our target audience is listeners of all ages who have visual, physical, learning, or language challenges to reading traditional printed materials.

Available Opportunities:

  • What’s going on in Decatur? Or Auburn? Or Columbia City? Find out – along with our listeners – by reading Area News. We have an every-other Friday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm opportunity available to read our area community newspapers from hard copy and from a tablet.

 

  • Are you a Sports fans? Many of our listeners are! Read Spotlight on Sports – all the news about celebrity athletes, college and professional sports teams, and articles about great sports moments of the past from Sports Illustrated and USA Today Sports magazines. This program is read from hardcopy and a tablet. We can work with your schedule for a 90-minute time and day to read, weekly.

 

  • Help Listeners stay on top of the ever-changing world of business, locally and regionally, with Business News. Read from the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, to bring you the latest happenings, in retail, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and marketing. This program is read from hardcopy. We can work with your schedule for a 90-minute time and day to read, weekly.
     

If your skills and passions match our needs, we'd love to have you join our audio reading team of ACPL volunteers! An interview and audition are required. Please contact the Audio Reading Service at (260) 421-1375,  or audioreader@acpl.info with any questions.

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