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
Teen Virtual Volunteer Ideas - OK
A great list of ideas from the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City for engaging teens as virtual volunteers developed during the COVID-19… more
OutreachChildren's Services Teens, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
Create a Book Stool!
LOVE this idea shared by the Vernon Area Public Library in Illinois. What a fun way to re-purpose weeded books and engage volunteers!  I can see… more
MakerSpaceBook Sales / BookstoreArts maker space, crafts 2021
Job Center Coach - Butte County CA
This volunteer job description was developed by the Butte County Library to assist with their REACH Project which provides workforce development and… more
Job / Employment Coach Disasters 2021
Closed Captioning Volunteer - Cedar Rapids IA
During the global pandemic the Library shifted to sharing more programs online and wanted to ensure the programs were accessible to those who utilize… more
Materials HandlingOutreach virtual, virtual volunteer, remote, closed captioning, COVID-19 2021
Podcast Transcription Volunteer
This volunteer job description is used by the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association to attract virtual volunteers to tackle a very… more
Tech ServicesMaterials Handling podcast, transcription, virtual, virtual volunteer 2021
Position Description Template - VolunteerMatch
This job description template was created by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use in her March… more
English as a Second Language job descriptions, Position Descriptions 2020
Fidget Blanket Creator FAQ - Sacramento Public Library, CA
A Fidget Blanket is a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation. Blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons,… more
Adult ProgrammingOutreachMakerSpace Senior Services, memory care, crafts, sewing, brain health 2020
Library Takeout Service Ambassador - Tigard OR
This position was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic for volunteers to assist with the holds pick-up process.
Procedures for this position can be… more
Materials HandlingGreeter / Concierge COVID-19, greeter 2020
Tech Helper - VolunteerMatch
This sample volunteer position description was developed by Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch for use… more
Computer - Tech Coach tech, computer coach 2020
Fidget Blanket Photos - Sacramento Public Library, CA
A Fidget Blanket is a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation. Blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons,… more
Adult ProgrammingMakerSpaceOutreach Senior Services, memory care, crafts, sewing, brain health 2020
Library Takeout Service Ambassador Procedures - Tigard OR
These procedures were developed for the Library Takeout Program Volunteer position description developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Position… more
Materials HandlingGreeter / Concierge COVID-19, greeter 2020
COVID-19 Story Project - Arlington Heights IL
This link provides information about Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library's COVID-19 Story Project during the 2020 pandemic to preserve the… more
Adult Programming COVID-19 2020
One Day Activities for IT Volunteers or Volunteering Using IT
Written in February 2020, just before the crush of the pandemic, Jayne Cravens wrote described ideas for bringing a group of skilled tech volunteers… more
Leadership / ManagerialTech Services virtual, virtual volunteer, tech, tech services, technology 2020
Lit Line Volunteer - Austin TX
During Covid-19 some libraries have created a volunteer program that allows volunteers to record themselves reading a story or poem, which can then… more
Adult Programming Lit Line, reading, COVID-19 2020
Homebound Delivery Volunteer Survey During COVID-19 - Indianapolis, IN
This survey was developed by the Indianapolis Public Library during May, 2020's COVID-19 pandemic to assess Homebound Delivery volunteers' (program… more
Adult ProgrammingMaterials Handling Homebound, COVID-19, surveys 2020
Adult and Branch Services Internship - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Materials HandlingAdult ProgrammingTech Services intern, internship 2020
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
Adult Literacy Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Adult Literacy literacy, reading, intern, internship 2020
Teen Summer Volunteer Roles During COVID-19 - Boulder CO
These Teen volunteer options were developed by the Boulder Colorado library to engage teens during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Children's Services Teens, COVID-19 2020
Lending Services Intern - Orange Public Library CA
This Orange Public Library Internship description could also be edited into a regular volunteer job description for those who do not use interns.
Materials HandlingTech Services intern, internship 2020