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
California History Genealogist - CA State Library
This volunteer position description engages volunteers with research and genealogy experience in maintaining a historical website.
Arts genealogy 2013
Seed Library Volunteer - Oakland Public Library, CA
Lays out qualifications, expectations and duties for volunteers who want to be involved in the Seed Library.
Adult ProgrammingMaterials Handling 2013
"Book a Genealogist" Volunteer - Sacramento Public Library, CA
This volunteer position provides one-on-one assistance to patrons who need help with their genealogical research.
Adult Programming genealogy 2013
Literacy Tutor, Juvenile Detention Facility - Yolo County, CA
The Yolo County Library and the Yolo County Probation Department have partnered on a project that provides literacy tutoring to youth incarcerated at… more
Adult LiteracyTeen / Young Adult Services Teens, adult literacy 2012
Bilingual Catalog/Internet Docent - Solano County, CA
This position helps customers (individuals and small groups) learn how to use the library’s computerized catalog.
Docents docent 2012
Computer Coach Program Coordinator - Huntington Beach CA
The Huntington Beach Public Library Computer Coach Program Coordinator, in partnership with Library Management, oversees the Computer Coach program… more
Computer - Tech CoachLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator leadership, skilled 2012
"Intro to the Internet" Training Powerpoint - Huntington Beach, CA
This powerpoint presentation can be used for volunteers to provide training on the internet and how to use it.
Engaging High Impact VolunteersJob Specific Volunteer Training computer coach, tech coach, Training 2012
Head Computer Coach - San Jose Public Library Literacy Program CA
The person in this leadership position will develop learning opportunities for the computer lab and coordinate a cadre of volunteer computer… more
Adult LiteracyComputer - Tech CoachLeadership / Managerial literacy, skilled, computer coach 2012
Coordinator, Literacy Outreach Team - San Jose CA
This leadership position coordinates outreach activities that enhance the literacy program's presence in the community. Oversees a volunteer… more
Adult LiteracyLeadership / ManagerialOutreachProgram / Project Coordinator literacy, skilled, outreach 2012
Waiting Room Reader - San Mateo County, CA
San Mateo County Library volunteers share the love of reading with families in six low-income medical clinics in San Mateo County
Children's ServicesEarly LiteracyOutreach orientation, children, outreach 2012
Family Literacy "Gift Giver" - San Jose Public Library - CA
The Gift Giver coordinates the distribution of children’s books and family materials to parents, guardians and children who participate in the family… more
Adult LiteracyChildren's ServicesLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator literacy, family literacy, skilled 2012
Literacy Site Coordinator -- San Luis Obispo CA
Organizes and manages a literacy learning center which supports tutors and learners to ensure that an effective educational program takes place. (… more
Adult LiteracyLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator literacy, skilled 2012
Library Concierge - Roseville CA
Be the smiling representative of the library! Greet and guide customers to services,
programs, and materials. Provide assistance with the express… more
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Library Greeter - Monrovia CA
Volunteer greeters will be the first face of the library, welcoming and orienting user to the building, thereby encouraging people to visit regularly… more
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Job Center Coach - Sacramento CA
Sample Job Description from Sacramento Public Library: The volunteer job center coach will help individuals looking for jobs use technology and… more
Job / Employment Coach job coach, employment help 2012
Welcome Desk Volunteer - Tulare County Library, CA
Greets Library customers and helps them with basic information.
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Japanese American History Archivist - CA
This position at the state library works with the catalogs on getting a special collection ready for catalogueing and access by the public.
Tech Services history, archive 2012
Learning Opportunity Facilitator - Solano County Library CA
This volunteer position is used by Solano County Library's literacy program to serve adult learners who are on a waiting list for a tutor.
Adult Literacy literacy, reading 2012
Literacy Resource Specialist - Solano County CA
Experienced Solano County Library Literacy volunteers can opt to become a Resource Specialist. They serve as a resource to staff, tutors and learners… more
Adult Literacy adult literacy 2012
Teen Computer Corps Specialist - San Francisco, CA
Teen Computer Corps is an innovative new program that connects computer savvy teenagers with senior patrons hoping to improve their basic computer… more
Computer - Tech CoachTeen / Young Adult Services Teens 2012