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
Social Media Specialist Volunteer
This volunteer position description was graciously shared with us by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration -- www.cvacert.org --… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialOutreach social media 2015
Social Media Specialist - California State Library
This Social Media Specialist volunteer position has been successfully used by the California State Library. You'll find a video interview with a… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialOutreach Facebook, Twitter, social media 2015
Social Media Coordinator - Salinas CA
A great idea from the Salinas, California library for a leadership position for a tech savvy volunteer with organizational skills.
Adult ProgrammingLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator social media, Facebook, tech 2019
Social Media Ambassador - Austin Public Library, TX
Here's a great job description that let's people get involved remotely, and has terrific PR benefits for the library.
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach social media 2017
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
Reading Buddy - Rocklin, CA
At the Rocklin Library, we have a Reading Buddies program where teens (14-17) read to children. We have the program once a week (Tuesdays, 4-5:00 PM… more
Children's ServicesTeen / Young Adult Services 2015
Public Relations Strategist - California State Library
This job description was successfully used to recruit a highly skilled public relations strategist to plan and execute a statewide PR campaign for… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator 2015
Program Facilitator-Leader - San Jose, CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer position facilitates or teaches a program (dance, arts & crafts, music, etc.) at the library.… more
Adult ProgrammingArtsProgram / Project Coordinator programming 2014
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
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
Photographer - California State Library
This volunteer position description has been used successfully by the California State Library.
Adult LiteracyGraphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach photographer 2015
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
One Day Activities for IT Volunteers or Volunteering Using IT
Written in February 2020, just before the crush of the pandemic, Jayne Cravens wrote described ideas for bringing a group of skilled tech volunteers… more
Leadership / ManagerialTech Services virtual, virtual volunteer, tech, tech services, technology 2020
Lunch at the Library - Teen Volunteer - Sacramento, CA
Developed by the Sacramento Public Library, this volunteer position description is used to involve teens in the summer Lunch at the Library program.… more
Teen / Young Adult Services Teen, lunch 2016
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
Adult Literacy adult literacy, tutor 2011
Literacy Tutor - Tulare Public Library, CA
Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor position.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Literacy Tutor - San Diego CA
Adult Literacy Tutor volunteer position.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Literacy Tutor - Monrovia CA
Adult Literacy volunteer tutor position.
Adult Literacy tutor, adult literacy 2011
Literacy Tutor - Fresno County CA
Adult Literacy Tutor volunteer position.
Adult Literacy adult literacy, tutor 2011