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
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
Fundraiser - Huntington Beach Public Library, CA
This volunteer position is one that Huntington Beach Public LIbrary uses to assist their fundraising efforts.
Fundraising and Grantwriting fundraising 2012
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
Digital Storytelling Project Lead - Berkeley CA
Berkeley Public Library engages skilled volunteers to assist in the production of first-person histories of community members that have value to… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreachProgram / Project CoordinatorTech Services digital storytelling, marketing, promotion, videography 2011
Homework Club Coordinator - San Jose CA
Lead a team of homework coach volunteers.
Children's ServicesProgram / Project Coordinator homework, children 2011
Director, Citizenship Programs - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to oversee a program that helps new Americans prepare for the US Citizenship test in their native… more
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second Language citizenship, immigrants, new Americans 2011
Homework Coach - San Jose Public Library CA
Increase the learning of K - 8th grade students to help them be successful in school.
Children's Services homework, Homework Help, children, children's services 2011
Special Events Assistant - Huntington Beach, CA
Volunteers help with hosting and set-up of various events at the Huntington Beach Library.
Greeter / ConciergeOutreach youth volunteers, greeter, screening volunteers 2011
ESL Conversation Club Facilitator - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to enhance the library’s services to English language learners by overseeing and implementing… more
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second Language ESL, coordinator 2011
Adult Programming Committee - Monrovia, CA
This committee of volunteers brainstorms, selects, organizes and markets quality adult programming.
Adult Programming adult programming, programs 2011