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
Genealogy Catalog Associate - Huntington Beach
This volunteer enters data from hand and typewritten cards into the library’s electronic catalog. Each card corresponds to a book in the Genealogy collection and digitizing the cards makes the books findable by local and remote researchers through the library website.
Tags: genealogy
Coordinator- Photo and Video Services
San Jose Public Library recruits skilled volunteers to recruit, manage and coordinate a team of volunteers that records high-quality photos and videos to chronicle and promote the library’s role in the neighborhood.
Literacy Case Manager - Monrovia
Assists learner and tutor in providing additional resources as needed by the learner.
Keywords: Adult Literacy
Coordinator- Teen Services
San Jose Public Library recruits volunteer leaders to develop and coordinate community service opportunities, and engage youth to serve in their neighborhoods.
Literacy Materials Processor - San Diego Public Library
Assists in making new and returned materials available as quickly as possible.
EBooks Coach Volunteer Position Description - Huntington Beach
Volunteer EBook Coaches help others navigate this new technology by providing one-on-one assistance to library patrons setting up their EBook Reader to download from the library’s collection, demonstrating how to select and download.
Tags: E-Books
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.