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
Home Delivery Driver - Indianapolis Public Library IN
Job Description used by the Indianapolis Public Library in their Library Express home delivery program.
OutreachAdult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound 2022
Library Express (Homebound) Delivery Volunteer - Indianapolis Public Library IN
This job description is used by the Indianapolis Public Library in their Library Express program, which is delivery for the homebound.
OutreachAdult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound 2022
Virtual Job Coach Volunteer Position Description - Sacramento CA
Virtual Job Coach volunteer position description used by the Sacramento Public Library.
Job / Employment Coach COVID-19, job coach 2022
Summer Reading Beanstack Expert Trainer - Santa Clarita
This volunteer job description was developed by the Santa Clarita Public Library to be used with their Summer Reading Program.
Children's ServicesAdult ProgrammingTech Services beanstack, Summer reading 2022
Closed Captioning Volunteer - Cedar Rapids IA
During the global pandemic the Library shifted to sharing more programs online and wanted to ensure the programs were accessible to those who utilize… more
Materials HandlingOutreach virtual, virtual volunteer, remote, closed captioning, COVID-19 2021
Podcast Transcription Volunteer
This volunteer job description is used by the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association to attract virtual volunteers to tackle a very… more
Tech ServicesMaterials Handling podcast, transcription, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
Teen Virtual Volunteer Ideas - OK
A great list of ideas from the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City for engaging teens as virtual volunteers developed during the COVID-19… more
OutreachChildren's Services Teens, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
Create a Book Stool!
LOVE this idea shared by the Vernon Area Public Library in Illinois. What a fun way to re-purpose weeded books and engage volunteers!  I can see… more
MakerSpaceBook Sales / BookstoreArts maker space, crafts 2021
Volunteer Screener
Such a great idea from Jayne Cravens, Coyote Communications. Get some help with some of your volunteer engagement tasks and engage volunteers on a… more
Leadership / Managerial screening 2021
Tech Tutor - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
This volunteer position description is being used at the Kitchener Public Library in bringing Tech Tutors back into the library as we begin to emerge… more
Computer - Tech Coach computer coach, computer tutor, tech coach, COVID-19 2021
Virtual World Language Resource - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer volunteers when the libraries closed due… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Planning Template for Virtual Video Content Creators - Austin Public Library TX
This planning template is to be used by teen volunteers participating as Virtual Video Content Creators for the Austin Public Library. Here's the… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Adopt-A-Shelf - Cedar Rapids Public Library IA
This is the job description for volunteers who "Adopt-A-Shelf" at the Cedar Rapids Iowa Public Library.  A related document is the Adopt-A-Shelf Job… more
Materials Handling Shelving 2020
Book Store Volunteer - Indianapolis Public Library - IN
This is the job description used by the volunteers engaged in the Indianapolis Public Library's Book Store.
Book Sales / Bookstore Booksales, Bookstore 2020
Online Book Sale Volunteer - Mesa AZ
This volunteer job description from the Mesa Public Library in Arizona supports the huge online booksale operation in Mesa.
Also available a 10… more
Book Sales / BookstoreMaterials Handling online booksales, Friends, Friends of the Library 2020
Fidget Blanket Creator - Sacramento Public Library, CA
A Fidget Blanket is a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation. Blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons,… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreachMakerSpace Senior Services, memory care, crafts, sewing, brain health 2020
ESL Coordinator - VolunteerMatch
This sample job description was created by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use in her March 25… more
English as a Second Language ESL 2020
Fidget Blanket Creator FAQ - Sacramento Public Library, CA
A Fidget Blanket is a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation. Blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons,… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreachMakerSpace Senior Services, memory care, crafts, sewing, brain health 2020
Library Takeout Service Ambassador - Tigard OR
This position was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic for volunteers to assist with the holds pick-up process.
Procedures for this position can be… more
Materials HandlingGreeter / Concierge COVID-19, greeter 2020
Position Description Template - VolunteerMatch
This job description template was created by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use in her March… more
English as a Second Language job descriptions, Position Descriptions 2020