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
"Book a Genealogist" Volunteer - Sacramento Public Library, CA
This volunteer position provides one-on-one assistance to patrons who need help with their genealogical research.
Adult Programming genealogy 2013
"Intro to the Internet" Training Powerpoint - Huntington Beach, CA
This powerpoint presentation can be used for volunteers to provide training on the internet and how to use it.
Engaging High Impact VolunteersJob Specific Volunteer Training computer coach, tech coach, Training 2012
45 Unique & Useful Projects for Skilled Volunteers
A wonderful list of skilled volunteer project ideas from VolunteerPro.
Leadership / Managerial 2018
Adult Literacy GED Tutor - Sacramento Public Library, CA
Sacramento Public Library's Literacy Program has begun to support students studying for the GED. This is the GED tutor position they use to… more
Adult Literacy LIteracy Tutor GED 2013
Adult Literacy Math Tutor - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Public Library's literacy program developed this Math Tutor volunteer position description when they found the need to expand their… more
Adult Literacy screening, literacy, tutor 2013
Adult Programming Committee - Monrovia, CA
This committee of volunteers brainstorms, selects, organizes and markets quality adult programming.
Adult Programming adult programming, programs 2011
Adult Summer Reading Volunteer - Boulder CO
2020 Adult Summer of Discovery (Summer Reading Program) volunteers will help ensure that all families and adults interesting in participating in our… more
Adult ProgrammingChildren's ServicesTech Services Summer reading, COVID-19 2020
Arts Program Ambassador - St. Helena, CA
St. Helena Public Library recruits volunteers to lead their engagement and coordination of artists and supporters of arts and culture initiatives at… more
Arts arts, ambassadors, outreach, culture 2011
Arts Program Graphic Artist - St. Helena, CA
St. Helena Public Library recruits graphic design professionals to create promotional materials to be used in print and electronic marketing… more
ArtsGraphic Design, Marketing and Publicity graphic designer, communications, arts, culture, marketing 2011
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator - State Library, CA
When the California state library dramatically increased the number of volunteer positions in the library, that of course meant more work for those… more
Leadership / ManagerialOutreach volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment 2013
Bilingual Catalog/Internet Docent - Solano County, CA
This position helps customers (individuals and small groups) learn how to use the library’s computerized catalog.
Docents docent 2012
Book Club Facilitator - San Jose Public Library, CA
The volunteers in this position lead book club groups for San Jose Public Library.
Adult Programming Book Discussion Leader Book Club 2014
Book Drop Helper and Sorter - Boulder CO
This volunteer job description was created by the Boulder, Colorado library to assist with what is expected to be a huge amount of book drop traffic… more
Materials Handling Book Drop 2020
Bookmobile Volunteer - Meet in Own Car - Tulare County, CA
Volunteer Job Description for Tulare County Bookmobile volunteers who meet the bookmobile at one or more of its various stops. (See Also: Bookmobile… more
Adult ProgrammingChildren's ServicesMaterials Handling Bookmobile 2010
Bookmobile Volunteer - RideAlong - Tulare County, CA
Volunteer job description used by Tulare County Library for volunteers who ride along in the bookmobile to assist. (See Also: Bookmobile Volunteer… more
Adult ProgrammingChildren's ServicesMaterials Handling Bookmobile 2010
California History Genealogist - CA State Library
This volunteer position description engages volunteers with research and genealogy experience in maintaining a historical website.
Arts genealogy 2013
California History Photo Archivist - California State Library
The glass plate negative collection from the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 needs some TLC. The volunteer in this position will… more
Materials HandlingTech Services history, photography 2013
California History, Art & Architecture Docent - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of the historic state library building, a docent/tour guide program has been implemented.
ArtsDocents docent, tour guide 2013
Circulation Assistant - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used buy the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, greets patrons and helps them with checking out… more
Materials Handling Circulation 2019
Community Connections Coordinator - San Jose, CA
This San Jose Public Library volunteer job description is for someone to oversee and implement strategies that involved the library in key community… more
Leadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator 2011