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 and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

Titlesort descending Year
Literacy Tutor - Monrovia CA
Adult Literacy volunteer tutor position.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Literacy Tutor - San Diego CA
Adult Literacy Tutor volunteer position.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Literacy Tutor - Tulare Public Library, CA
Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor position.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Literacy Tutor - Yolo County, CA 2011
Literacy Tutor, Juvenile Detention Facility - Yolo County, CA
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.
Lunch at the Library - Teen Volunteer - Sacramento, CA
Developed by the Sacramento Public Library, this volunteer position description is used to involve teens in the summer Lunch at the Library program. It was shared with California library audiences through a series of teen volunteer workshops in 2016.
Tags: Teen, lunch
Photographer - California State Library
This volunteer position description has been used successfully by the California State Library.
Program Facilitator-Leader - San Jose, CA
At the San Jose Public Library, this volunteer position facilitates or teaches a program (dance, arts & crafts, music, etc.) at the library. Responsibilities include: • Set up the program area • Develop teaching materials or curriculum for program • Provide instruction consistent with the program format • Return room to original condition • Communicate regularly with staff about scheduling and program • Assist with promotional efforts for the program
Public Relations Strategist - California State Library
This job description was successfully used to recruit a highly skilled public relations strategist to plan and execute a statewide PR campaign for California's Library Literacy Service. See a short interview with the skilled volunteer here: https://getinvolvedclearinghouse.org/resource/training-materials/skilled-volunteer-interview-public-relations-strategist
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), all year long. After about an hour training session and submission of County volunteer paperwork, the teens are qualified. We don’t have regular training sessions, it’s based solely on interest. When I get about three submissions from Volunteer Match, I schedule an orientation. The training consists of a review of the collection, sign-in procedures, and I prepare them to read by having participants read to me and the group.