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
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator - State Library, CA
When the California state library dramatically increased the number of volunteer positions in the library, that of course meant more work for those… more
Leadership / ManagerialOutreach volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment 2013
California History Photo Archivist - California State Library
The glass plate negative collection from the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 needs some TLC. The volunteer in this position will… more
Materials HandlingTech Services history, photography 2013
California History, Art & Architecture Docent - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of the historic state library building, a docent/tour guide program has been implemented.
ArtsDocents docent, tour guide 2013
Tour Scheduling Assistant - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of its historic building, the state library is implementing a docent/tour guide program, and has designed… more
DocentsProgram / Project Coordinator Volunteer Orientation 2013
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
Adult Literacy GED Tutor - Sacramento Public Library, CA
Sacramento Public Library's Literacy Program has begun to support students studying for the GED. This is the GED tutor position they use to… more
Adult Literacy LIteracy Tutor GED 2013
Adult Literacy Math Tutor - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Public Library's literacy program developed this Math Tutor volunteer position description when they found the need to expand their… more
Adult Literacy screening, literacy, tutor 2013
Computer Learning Center Coach - Lodi CA
This position assists in many ways in the library's computer learning center.
Adult LiteracyComputer - Tech Coach computer coach computer tutor tech coach tech tutor 2013
"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