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
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
Teen Team Volunteer Program Assistant - San Diego
This job description was developed for engaging teens in a number of library branches in 2022.
Teen / Young Adult Services Teens, programs 2022
Teen Book Reviewer - San Jose CA
This volunteer position description is used by the San Jose (CA) Public Library.
Teen / Young Adult Services Teen, book review 2022
Best New Volunteer Roles in Libraries
This one-hour live online meeting was held on October 20, 2022 and features  library volunteer engagement leaders sharing their thoughts on the best… more
Computer - Tech CoachMakerSpaceBook Sales / BookstoreTeen / Young Adult Services Volunteer Job Description, staff training 2022
Reading Buddies Volunteer - Columbus OH
Volunteer job description used by the Columbus (OH) Metropolitan Library for their Reading Buddies program.
Children's Services reading 2022
Online Book Sale Volunteer - Mesa AZ
This volunteer job description from the Mesa Public Library in Arizona supports the huge online booksale operation (about $100,000/year) which is a… more
Book Sales / BookstoreMaterials Handling online booksales, Friends, Friends of the Library, Booksales 2022
Adult Literacy Tutor - Solano County CA
Volunteer job description for Solano County Library's literacy services.
Adult Literacy tutor 2022
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
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 Teen Bibliocommons Book Reviewer - Austin Public Library TX
Austin Public Library Teen Virtual Volunteer Program - Virtual Volunteer Book Reviewer
Stephanie was in the middle of recruitment for summer… more
Children's Services Teens, teen volunteers, virtual, virtual volunteer, COVID-19 2020
Social Media Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity social media, intern, internship 2020
Virtual Teen Video Content Creator - 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
Technology Services Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Tech ServicesTech Services technology, intern, internship 2020