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
Welcome Desk Volunteer - Tulare County Library, CA
Greets Library customers and helps them with basic information.
Greeter / Concierge greeter, concierge 2012
Web Developer - Friends of the Library, Huntington Beach CA
Job Description for a volunteer Web Developer for the Huntington Beach Friends of the LIbrary
Book Sales / BookstoreProgram / Project Coordinator Web design, Friends of the Library 2014
Web Designer - Oakland, CA
Volunteer job description used to seek an experienced Web Designer to improve the website for Friends of the Oakland Public Library (FOPL) and its… more
Graphic Design, Marketing and PublicityLeadership / ManagerialProgram / Project Coordinator Web design 2014
Waiting Room Reader - San Mateo County, CA
San Mateo County Library volunteers share the love of reading with families in six low-income medical clinics in San Mateo County
Children's ServicesEarly LiteracyOutreach orientation, children, outreach 2012
Volunteer Technology Coach - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, shares computer and technology knowledge with… more
Computer - Tech Coach technology, computer coach 2019
Veterans Resource Center - Ontario, CA
Ontario City Library is part of California's Veterans Connect @ Your Library, and designed this job description for volunteers who help to provide… more
Adult Programming Veterans, adults 2017
Veterans Community Outreach Specialist - CA
California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreach Veterans, Adult, outreach 2016
Veterans Benefits Coach - California
California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to… more
Adult Programming Veterans, adults 2016
Tour Scheduling Assistant - CA State Library
In preparation for the grand re-opening of its historic building, the state library is implementing a docent/tour guide program, and has designed… more
DocentsProgram / Project Coordinator Volunteer Orientation 2013
Template - Volunteer Job Description
Volunteer Job Description template developed by Carla Lehn and recommended by the Get Involved: Powered by Your Library initiative.
Volunteer Recruitment Template, Volunteer Job Description, Volunteer Recruitment 2017
Teen Computer Corps Specialist - San Francisco, CA
Teen Computer Corps is an innovative new program that connects computer savvy teenagers with senior patrons hoping to improve their basic computer… more
Computer - Tech CoachTeen / Young Adult Services Teens 2012
Storytime Performer - Huntington Beach, CA
A fun position for someone who loves kids, and performing. Training provided by Children's Services staff.
Children's Services story time 2014
Special Events Assistant - Huntington Beach, CA
Volunteers help with hosting and set-up of various events at the Huntington Beach Library.
Greeter / ConciergeOutreach youth volunteers, greeter, screening volunteers 2011
Spanish Language Virtual Document Translator
Ever needed someone to translate promotional flyers, communication materials and web content from English to Spanish? This position description is… more
Adult ProgrammingGraphic Design, Marketing and PublicityOutreach translator, spanish 2019
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