High Impact Volunteer 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 in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Title Yearsort ascending
Literacy Tutor, Juvenile Detention Facility - Yolo County
The Yolo County Library and the Yolo County Probation Department have partnered on a project that provides literacy tutoring to youth incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Facility.
Bilingual Catalog/Internet Docent - Solano County
This position helps customers (individuals and small groups) learn how to use the library’s computerized catalog.
Tags: docent
Keywords: Docents
Computer Coach Program Coordinator - Huntington Beach
The Huntington Beach Public Library Computer Coach Program Coordinator, in partnership with Library Management, oversees the Computer Coach program and leads a highly skilled group of Computer Coaches. These Coaches provide hands-on computer assistance to library customers and assist with public computer classes. The Program Coordinator is on the front lines of the emerging public library trend of expanded roles for volunteers.
Digital Storytelling Project Lead
Berkeley Public Library engages skilled volunteers to assist in the production of first-person histories of community members that have value to future citizens and scholars.
Homework Club Coordinator - San Jose PL
Lead a team of homework coach volunteers.
Director- Citizenship Programs
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to oversee a program that helps new Americans prepare for the US Citizenship test in their native languages.
Homework Coach - San Jose Public Library
Increase the learning of K - 8th grade students to help them be successful in school.
Special Events Assistant - Huntington Beach
Volunteers help with hosting and set-up of various events at the Huntington Beach Library.
ESL Conversation Club Facilitator
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to enhance the library’s services to English language learners by overseeing and implementing volunteer-led English Conversation Clubs.
Adult Programming Committee - Monrovia
This committee of volunteers brainstorms, selects, organizes and markets quality adult programming.