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
Creation Station Coordinator - Show Low AZ
This job description describes duties for a volunteer in the ShowLow Arizona Library's maker space, called "Creation Station."
MakerSpaceLeadership / Managerial maker space 2019
Library Assistant - Show Low AZ
This position helps with shelving at the Show Low Public Library in Arizona.
Materials Handling shelve 2019
Computer Coach - Show Low AZ
This position describes the duties of volunteer computer coaches at the Show Low Public Library in Arizona
Computer - Tech Coach 2019
Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities
This is a terrific list of examples of ways to get volunteers involved virtually from the authors of "The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, Jayne… more
Leadership / Managerial virtual, virtual volunteer 2019
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin, Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019
45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers
A wonderful list of skilled volunteer project ideas from VolunteerPro.
Leadership / Managerial 2018
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
Volunteer Public Speaker
Carla Lehn designed this job description for libraries seeking to engage volunteer public speakers in helping to spread the word in the community.… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity Speaker's Bureau, Public Speaker 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
Volunteer Public Speaker's Bureau Coordinator
This job description was designed by Carla Lehn to assist organizations in engaging a volunteer to oversee their volunteer speaker's bureau. See also… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity Speaker's Bureau, Public Speaker, Program Coordinator 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
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 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
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
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