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
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
COVID-19 Story Project Interviewer - Arlington Heights IL
The Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library created this virtual volunteer position to preserve the history of their local community by engaging… more
Adult ProgrammingLeadership / Managerial COVID-19, virtual volunteer, virtual 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Job Description List - Corona Public Library, CA
This list of volunteer job descriptions from the Corona (CA) Public Library might give you some good ideas
Adult ProgrammingTeen / Young Adult Services 2019
List of Volunteer Job Descriptions - Corona (CA)
Here's a list of volunteer positions utilized by the Corona (CA) Public Library that might give you some ideas about where to start.
Adult ProgrammingTeen / Young Adult Services 2019
Creation Station Coordinator - Show Low AZ
This job description describes duties for a volunteer in the ShowLow Arizona Library's maker space, called "Creation Station."
MakerSpaceLeadership / Managerial maker space 2019
Library Assistant - Show Low AZ
This position helps with shelving at the Show Low Public Library in Arizona.
Materials Handling shelve 2019
Computer Coach - Show Low AZ
This position describes the duties of volunteer computer coaches at the Show Low Public Library in Arizona
Computer - Tech Coach 2019
Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities
This is a terrific list of examples of ways to get volunteers involved virtually from the authors of "The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, Jayne… more
Leadership / Managerial virtual, virtual volunteer 2019
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin, Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019
Genealogy Group Facilitator - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used by the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, assists genealogical researchers, including… more
Adult Programming genealogy 2019
Circulation Assistant - Texas
This volunteer position, designed and used buy the Lake Travis Community Library in Austin Texas, greets patrons and helps them with checking out… more
Materials Handling Circulation 2019