Position Descriptions

Leading-edge position descriptions that give volunteers the opportunity to put their skills and experience to work.

NOTE: These are examples from public libraries and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Title Keyword Tags Year
Teen Virtual Volunteer Ideas - OK
A great list of ideas from the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City for engaging teens as virtual volunteers developed during the COVID-19… more
OutreachChildren's Services Teens, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
Closed Captioning Volunteer - Cedar Rapids IA
During the global pandemic the Library shifted to sharing more programs online and wanted to ensure the programs were accessible to those who utilize… more
Materials HandlingOutreach virtual, virtual volunteer, remote, closed captioning, COVID-19 2021
Podcast Transcription Volunteer
This volunteer job description is used by the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association to attract virtual volunteers to tackle a very… more
Tech ServicesMaterials Handling podcast, transcription, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
COVID-19 Story Project Interviewer - Arlington Heights IL
The Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library created this virtual volunteer position to preserve the history of their local community by engaging… more
Adult ProgrammingLeadership / Managerial COVID-19, virtual volunteer, virtual 2020
Library Takeout Service Ambassador Procedures - Tigard OR
These procedures were developed for the Library Takeout Program Volunteer position description developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Position… more
Materials HandlingGreeter / Concierge COVID-19, greeter 2020
One Day Activities for IT Volunteers or Volunteering Using IT
Written in February 2020, just before the crush of the pandemic, Jayne Cravens wrote described ideas for bringing a group of skilled tech volunteers… more
Leadership / ManagerialTech Services virtual, virtual volunteer, tech, tech services, technology 2020
COVID-19 Story Project - Arlington Heights IL
This link provides information about Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library's COVID-19 Story Project during the 2020 pandemic to preserve the… more
Adult Programming COVID-19 2020
Homebound Delivery Volunteer Survey During COVID-19 - Indianapolis, IN
This survey was developed by the Indianapolis Public Library during May, 2020's COVID-19 pandemic to assess Homebound Delivery volunteers' (program… more
Adult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound, COVID-19, surveys 2020
Lit Line Volunteer - Austin TX
During Covid-19 some libraries have created a volunteer program that allows volunteers to record themselves reading a story or poem, which can then… more
Adult Programming Lit Line, reading, COVID-19 2020
Book Drop Helper and Sorter - Boulder CO
This volunteer job description was created by the Boulder, Colorado library to assist with what is expected to be a huge amount of book drop traffic… more
Materials Handling Book Drop 2020
Adult and Branch Services Internship - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Materials HandlingAdult ProgrammingTech Services intern, internship 2020
Teen Summer Volunteer Roles During COVID-19 - Boulder CO
These Teen volunteer options were developed by the Boulder Colorado library to engage teens during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Children's Services Teens, COVID-19 2020
Adult Literacy Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Adult Literacy literacy, reading, intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Bibliocommons Book Reviewer - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Virtual Volunteer Book Reviewer
Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Lending Services Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Materials HandlingTech Services intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Video Content Creator - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program
 
Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Local History Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Adult Programming history, local history, intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Puppeteer - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Social Media Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity social media, intern, internship 2020
Virtual World Language Resource - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020