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
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
Homework Club Scholastic Supervisor - San Jose CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer provides on-site leadership to the homework club at the library by:
• Supporting the Homework Coach… more
Children's ServicesProgram / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services Homework Help 2014
Homework Club Coordinator - San Jose CA
Lead a team of homework coach volunteers.
Children's ServicesProgram / Project Coordinator homework, children 2011
Homebound Service ToolKit - Texas
Libraries have a long tradition of providing outreach to underserved populations and are committed to providing access to all, even people who are… more
OutreachProgram / Project CoordinatorJob Specific Volunteer Training Homebound, outreach 2011
Homebound Delivery Volunteer Survey During COVID-19 - Indianapolis, IN
This survey was developed by the Indianapolis Public Library during May, 2020's COVID-19 pandemic to assess Homebound Delivery volunteers' (program… more
Adult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound, COVID-19, surveys 2020
Homebound Delivery Volunteer - Orange Public Library CA
Volunteer Job Description used by the Orange Public Library to recruit and manage volunteers who deliver materials to homebound patrons.
Adult ProgrammingOutreach 2015
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
Grounds Beautification Leader - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to organize and supervise a team of responsible community volunteers to maintain and enhance the… more
Leadership / Managerial grounds maintenance, gardening, landscaping 2011
Graphic Designer - Covina CA
Covina Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to serve as graphic designers to design print, electronic and video media to promote the library.
Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity graphic designer, marketing 2011
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin, Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019
Genealogy Catalog Associate - Huntington Beach CA
This volunteer enters data from hand and typewritten cards into the library’s electronic catalog. Each card corresponds to a book in the Genealogy… more
Adult ProgrammingTech Services genealogy 2011
Fundraising Executive Coordinator - Roseville CA
Roseville Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to plan, coordinate and carry out fundraising activities and events for the library.
Fundraising and GrantwritingLeadership / Managerial fundraising, advocacy, fund development, outreach 2011
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
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
Family Literacy "Gift Giver" - San Jose Public Library - CA
The Gift Giver coordinates the distribution of children’s books and family materials to parents, guardians and children who participate in the family… more
Adult LiteracyChildren's ServicesLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator literacy, family literacy, skilled 2012
Facilitator, ESL Conversation Circle - Fresno County CA
Fresno County Public Library recruits volunteers to facilitate small groups of adults learning English as a second language in improving their… more
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second Language ESL, English as second language, adult literacy 2011
Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities
This is a terrific list of examples of ways to get volunteers involved virtually from the authors of "The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, Jayne… more
Leadership / Managerial virtual, virtual volunteer 2019
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
ESL Conversation Club Program Coordinator - San Jose CA
This volunteer plays a leadership role in coordinator the library's English Conversation Clubs and their volunteer facilitators.
Adult ProgrammingEnglish as a Second LanguageLeadership / Managerial English as second language Adult Programming 2014