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
Storytime Performer - Huntington Beach, CA
A fun position for someone who loves kids, and performing. Training provided by Children's Services staff.
Children's Services story time 2014
Web Developer - Friends of the Library, Huntington Beach CA
Job Description for a volunteer Web Developer for the Huntington Beach Friends of the LIbrary
Book Sales / BookstoreProgram / Project Coordinator Web design, Friends of the Library 2014
Homework Club Site Coordinator - Huntington Beach CA
Huntington Beach's Homework Club Site Coordinator trains and schedules volunteer tutors to assist elementary and junior high school students… more
Children's ServicesTeen / Young Adult Services homework 2014
Book Club Facilitator - San Jose Public Library, CA
The volunteers in this position lead book club groups for San Jose Public Library.
Adult Programming Book Discussion Leader Book Club 2014
Literacy Coach Assistant - Butte County CA
these folks are used on Butte County Library’s school-bus sized “Literacy Coach,” and may be applicable to some bookmobile volunteer positions.
Adult LiteracyChildren's Services children, adult literacy 2013
Family Place Monitor - Sacramento CA
This volunteer helps families feel at home at the library, and interacts with them to ensure they get the most from their library visit.
Early Literacy rural, children 2013
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