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
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
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
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
English Language Tutor for K-12 Students - Chula Vista CA
This volunteer job description, initially designed for the ELLI (English Language Literacy Intensive) program could be used in a library that wants… more
Adult LiteracyChildren's ServicesEnglish as a Second LanguageTeen / Young Adult Services ESL, tutor 2007
EBooks Coach Volunteer Position Description - Huntington Beach CA
Volunteer EBook Coaches help others navigate this new technology by providing one-on-one assistance to library patrons setting up their EBook Reader… more
Computer - Tech CoachMaterials Handling E-Books 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
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
Creation Station Coordinator - Show Low AZ
This job description describes duties for a volunteer in the ShowLow Arizona Library's maker space, called "Creation Station."
MakerSpaceLeadership / Managerial maker space 2019
Coordinator- Computer Instruction - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to coordinate volunteer instructors that provide individual or small group basic computer… more
Adult LiteracyComputer - Tech CoachProgram / Project Coordinator coordinator, computer, adult literacy 2011
Coordinator, Teen Services - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to develop and coordinate community service opportunities, and engage youth to serve in their… more
Program / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services coordinator, Teens, community service 2011
Coordinator, Photo and Video Services - San Jose CA
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to recruit, manage and coordinate a team of volunteers that records high-quality photos and… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityTech Services photography, coordinator, videography, tech services, marketing, promotion 2011
Coordinator, Literacy Outreach Team - San Jose CA
This leadership position coordinates outreach activities that enhance the literacy program's presence in the community. Oversees a volunteer… more
Adult LiteracyLeadership / ManagerialOutreachProgram / Project Coordinator literacy, skilled, outreach 2012
Coordinator of Afterschool Programs - San Jose CA
The San Jose Public Library recruits experienced volunteers to recruit, train, and lead a creative team of volunteers to supervise an afterschool… more
Children's ServicesLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project CoordinatorTeen / Young Adult Services tutor, Homework Help 2011
Computer Literacy Ambassador - Roseville CA
Roseville Public Library recruits volunteers with advanced computer skills and knowledge as tutors and coaches to assist patrons to become more… more
Computer - Tech Coach computer coach, computer skills, tech coach 2011