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
45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers
A wonderful list of skilled volunteer project ideas from VolunteerPro.
Leadership / Managerial 2018
Job Center Volunteer - Chandler Public Library AZ
This volunteer position was shared by the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
Job / Employment Coach employment, job 2017
Veterans Resource Center - Ontario, CA
Ontario City Library is part of California's Veterans Connect @ Your Library, and designed this job description for volunteers who help to provide… more
Adult Programming Veterans, adults 2017
Volunteer Orientation Trainer
This sample job description was developed by Carla Lehn, and variations used with libraries she has worked with to recruit and train volunteers to… more
Leadership / Managerial Training, Volunteer Orientation, Public Speaker 2017
Social Media Ambassador - Austin Public Library, TX
Here's a great job description that let's people get involved remotely, and has terrific PR benefits for the library.
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach social media 2017
Template - Volunteer Job Description
Volunteer Job Description template developed by Carla Lehn and recommended by the Get Involved: Powered by Your Library initiative.
Volunteer Recruitment Template, Volunteer Job Description, Volunteer Recruitment 2017
Computer Instructor - Chandler Public Library AZ
This volunteer job description is from the Chandler Public Library in Arizona.
Computer - Tech Coach computer, tech 2017
Lunch at the Library - Teen Volunteer - Sacramento, CA
Developed by the Sacramento Public Library, this volunteer position description is used to involve teens in the summer Lunch at the Library program.… more
Teen / Young Adult Services Teen, lunch 2016
Veterans Benefits Coach - California
California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to… more
Adult Programming Veterans, adults 2016
Veterans Community Outreach Specialist - CA
California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreach Veterans, Adult, outreach 2016
Social Media Specialist Volunteer
This volunteer position description was graciously shared with us by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration -- www.cvacert.org --… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialOutreach social media 2015
Photographer - California State Library
This volunteer position description has been used successfully by the California State Library.
Adult LiteracyGraphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach photographer 2015
Social Media Specialist - California State Library
This Social Media Specialist volunteer position has been successfully used by the California State Library. You'll find a video interview with a… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialOutreach Facebook, Twitter, social media 2015
Homebound Delivery Volunteer - Orange Public Library CA
Volunteer Job Description used by the Orange Public Library to recruit and manage volunteers who deliver materials to homebound patrons.
Adult ProgrammingOutreach 2015
Reading Buddy - Rocklin, CA
At the Rocklin Library, we have a Reading Buddies program where teens (14-17) read to children. We have the program once a week (Tuesdays, 4-5:00 PM… more
Children's ServicesTeen / Young Adult Services 2015
Public Relations Strategist - California State Library
This job description was successfully used to recruit a highly skilled public relations strategist to plan and execute a statewide PR campaign for… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator 2015
ESL Conversation Club Program Coordinator - San Jose CA
This volunteer plays a leadership role in coordinator the library's English Conversation Clubs and their volunteer facilitators.
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second LanguageLeadership / Managerial English as second language Adult Programming 2014
Homework Club Scholastic Supervisor - San Jose CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer provides on-site leadership to the homework club at the library by:
• Supporting the Homework Coach… more
Children's ServicesProgram / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services Homework Help 2014
Program Facilitator-Leader - San Jose, CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer position facilitates or teaches a program (dance, arts & crafts, music, etc.) at the library.… more
Adult ProgrammingArtsProgram / Project Coordinator programming 2014
Web Designer - Oakland, CA
Volunteer job description used to seek an experienced Web Designer to improve the website for Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) and its… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator Web design 2014